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Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day April 28, 2018

Undergraduate students are invited to participate in the Eighteenth Annual Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day, which will take place in Laramie on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Wyoming’s celebration of undergraduate research is open to all students who have completed an independent research or creative project in any discipline at Wyoming community colleges, UW/Casper College, and the University of Wyoming.  Last year approximately 400 students presented their research, and this year we anticipate an even richer display of undergraduate curiosity and creativity. Abstracts of all presentations will be published.

The University of Wyoming and Wyoming’s community colleges provide many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in independent research projects across many disciplines. The purpose of Undergraduate Research Day is to recognize and to celebrate the accomplishments of undergraduate student researchers. The topics will include research in the areas of agriculture, business, education, engineering, health sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.
Presenters can choose the following ways to participate:

  • Give a 15 minute oral presentation followed by a short question/answer period,

  • Host a poster in the senate family room,

  • OR both an oral and poster presentation.  


Instructions for Participation:

Submit an online application with an appropriately formatted abstract by

clicking here.

Required abstract format can be seen here. Save the abstract document by presenter's LAST NAME.

Please register for each presentation you intend to give. If you are expected to give an oral talk for Honors and one for Engineering, register for each individual presentation.

You will be asked to list you mentor's full name, the type of presentation - oral, poster, or both, and whether this is a group or individual presentation. If the presentation is group, you will need to list all group members as well as their home towns on the registration page. Be prepared to answer these questions completely prior to registering. If you have questions about the application or required materials, contact Emily Vercoe:

Students presenting with INBRE have a different abstract format. If you are an INBRE student use this abstract as your guide.

Presentation Groups - Groups will register ONCE, there is space on the registration to list group members names and email addresses. One abstract will be uploaded for the whole group. If you have questions please contact for assistance.

Poster Presentations - Maximum poster size for Research Day will be 48" wide. They will be hung on poster stands throughout the Union. Please note the maximum size when creating your poster.

Sample Abstract - A properly formatted sample abstract can be found here. A careful review of the sample abstract and format is highly recommended. Use these as a guide, as improperly formatted abstracts will be returned for modification.

Registration will close on Thursday March 22 at midnight!


If you desire to have your presentation published with the UW libraries, all electronic copies will be due to the EPSCoR office within two weeks of Research Day. The UW Libraries will provide a repository for electronic copies of the student presentations, and will make them available electronically through the UW Libraries Digital Initiative at here.

Families and friends, UW / Community College / High School faculty and students, and the public are invited to attend the presentations.
Presenters are expected to attend other presentations throughout the afternoon. Oral presentations will run in the Classroom Building from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and the poster session will be held in the Family Room at the Wyoming Union from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. All presenters should be prepared to stay from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Research Day is sponsored by the UW Offices of Research and Economic Development, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs; and also by the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture, College of Engineering and Applied Science, the College of Health Sciences, the Honors College, Wyoming INBRE, the McNair Scholars Program, Wyoming EPSCoR, and the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium.

Phi Beta Kappa Awards for Excellence in the Liberal Arts:

Phi Beta Kappa Society’s mission is to promote a liberal education. This is an education that is not primarily vocational but is, instead, the type of instruction that educates women and men holistically: intellectually, ethically and socially (The Phi Beta Kappa Society Brief History and Mission Statement (p. 2)).  Thus, the UW Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will bestow the following awards that reflect the mission statement.

Successful integration of science and the arts: Award winning projects will explore the connections between science and the human condition in a way that shows imaginative understanding. Winners expertly knit together the physical, intellectual, ethical, and social dimensions of their project.
Greatest excellence in the liberal arts:  This award will recognize projects that demonstrate excellence within the classical liberal arts (grammar, rhetoric, logic, astronomy, geometry, music, mathematics).
If your project qualifies for either of these two award categories, please explain why in a sentence on the registration page. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be asked to create a video that lasts one minute or less and introduces your project. We will provide support, if needed, in making this video.

Please continue to visit our site for updated information on Research Day. For further information, please contact Emily Vercoe (307) 766-4275 (

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