Undergraduate Research Presentation Competition

The Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships is pleased to announce its 1st undergraduate presentation of completed (or near completion) research. WSU undergraduate students interested in presenting on a research project performed during their academic tenure can apply to this competition. Selected finalists will give a 10-minute presentation on Tuesday October 12th during the 2021 Research Week.

Research, for the purposes of this competition is defined as “mentored research and other scholarly and creative activities that make an original intellectual or creative contribution to their discipline.”


Join us!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4pm

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Undergraduate Grant Presenters:

Randi Richards – College of Arts and Sciences
Keegan Sanchez – Engineering and Computer Science
Eleanor Curtright – Civil and Environmental Engineering
Daisy Yang – Criminal Justice and Criminology 
Sean Thompson – School of Molecular Biosciences

Award Details

There will be $500 prizes for the best three presentations.



Current WSU undergraduate students from all campuses and all majors are eligible to apply.



Application DueSeptember 21, 2021
Selected finalists for presentations will be informedOctober 1, 2021
Research Week PresentationsOctober 12, 2021
Awards RecognizedOctober 14, 2021, 3:00pm


Application Guidelines

The written application must include the following:

  • Applicant Student’s name and email address
  • Faculty Mentor’s name and email address
  • Degree program
  • Project title
  • In lay language, and in no more than 1200 words, describe the problem or need you addressed and what you did to address it, as well as the approach you used and the obtained results and conclusions.

Students are recommended to use the following outline in their application:

  • Introduction/Background: Describe the problem or need you addressed. Communicate what you did to address this issue. Describe why this issue is important and how your project solved the problem or advanced knowledge to get closer to a resolution.
  • Plan and Approach: Explain your plan and your methodology. If an experimental setup was designed, describe the design. Be as specific as you can about your methods for collecting and analyzing data.
  • Results/Conclusions: Discuss the results of your project and your conclusions. Also indicate if your research project resulted in any publications, conference presentations, or other products.


A panel of reviewers will select finalists for the public presentation to be held during Research Week.



Please submit any questions concerning the guidelines, proposal or review process to the program coordinator, Emily Brashear, at emily.brashear@wsu.edu.


Apply now!