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Virtual undergraduate research showcase invites all to be inspired

For the first time in Boise State history, the university will be hosting a completely virtual undergraduate research showcase. This showcase, which occurs every year during the spring semester, is a celebration of the experiences and scholarly and creative endeavors of Boise State’s innovative and passionate undergraduate student body.

The two-part virtual event will be conducted as follows:

At 10:45 a.m. Friday, April 17, tune in to hear 15 students across all disciplines and fields give lightning talks about their research.

On Friday, April 24, the university will feature a virtual poster session which will showcase students’ research studies and projects. More information on the poster session can be found here.

This year’s virtual undergraduate research showcase is a unique event designed to encourage interdisciplinary exploration, and to highlight the scholarship of our students from all disciplines. First held in 2003, the conference has grown to include participants from all colleges at Boise State. It is made possible through the efforts of the planning committee – co-chaired by Donna Llewellyn and Michal Temkin Martinez – dedicated staff, faculty and campus partners.

“The heart of a research university is the interaction of research faculty and graduate students mentoring and engaging with undergraduate students in the messy work of authentic scholarship. This showcase is the embodiment of that heart,” said Llewelyn, the executive director of the Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives.

Special thanks to the sponsors who are providing prize drawings for the event, including: Boise State Bookstore, Boise State University SUB Game Center, the College of Innovation and Design, Dutch Bros Coffee, Flying M Coffeehouse, Flying Pie Pizzeria, Paddles Up Poké and WinCo Foods.