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Undergraduate Students to Present Research Projects at Online Event

Monday, November 30, 2020

LAWRENCE — The week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, more than 50 students will share their research and creative projects at the online Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase. An online platform will showcase the work of students from departments across campus, and the general public is invited view student work at any time during the week. This is the third iteration of this fall event that is sponsored by KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research, though it is the first time that the event is online.

“Amid all the disruptions that COVID-19 has presented, instructors, mentors and students have found creative ways to stay engaged with undergraduate research,” said Alison Olcott, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research. “Instructors have worked research projects into their online classes. Some students have been safely doing research on campus, while other student have found ways to carry on with their research from their apartments. I applaud everyone’s dedication to keep developing the research skills that are a hallmark of an undergraduate education at a research university, and I encourage the campus community to get online this week to see the fruits of their work.”

Members of the campus community and the general public are invited to view student presentations through the Fall Undergraduate Research Showcase website anytime this week. Those with a KU online ID are able to log in to leave comments for the student presenters.

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