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Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session

KU's Summer Poster Session provides a venue for undergraduate students to share the results of their research and creative projects. KU students and students who are visiting the university for the summer to do research with KU faculty are encouraged to share their work!

Online Summer Poster Session

Event Dates: July 27-29, 2022

Registration Deadline: 11:59PM, Sunday, July 17th

Presentation Submission Deadline: 11:59PM Sunday, July 24th

Event URL:


Poster presentation: 

For students giving poster presentations (see KU poster templates here) they will submit a PDF of their poster. 

  • Required: Upload a PDF of poster (must be no more than 10MB in size).
  • Optional: Upload YouTube video and paste link of video voice over (2-3 minutes recommended) of presenter describing the work/poster.

This will be a public event, so presenters should communicate with their mentor about their presentation before they submit it. If students are presenting research that is proprietary, please consult with us about options for presenting your work. 

Presenters are expected to check their presentation at least two times per day during the event to respond to any comments.

  1. Write a draft of a title and abstract or artist statement of no more than 250 words describing your research/creative scholarship. The title and abstract will be posted online, so be sure to review them carefully.  The KU Writing Center website provides tips for writing abstracts.
  2. Review your title and abstract with your research mentor and make any suggested revisions. 
  3. Please register by 11:59PM on Sunday, July 17, 2022.
  4. Once you register your presentation, an automated email will be sent to the main presenter/registrant and it will include the presentation submission link.
  5. Please upload your presentation by 11:59PM on Sunday, July 24, 2022.

Summer 2022 Workshops 

Getting the Mentoring You Need

Wednesday, June 8th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Online Event

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Presenter: Matt Downen, Center for Undergraduate Research

A good mentor can help a new researcher navigate the content knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to excel in research and creative work.  As an undergraduate student, what can you do to make sure you are getting the mentoring you need to take off?  This workshop will give you strategies to use to get the training and support you need as an undergraduate researcher.  Join us for a fun discussion!


Professional Online Identity for Undergraduate Researchers

Wednesday, July 6th, 4:00-4:45 p.m., Online Event

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Presenter: University Career Center

At this workshop you will learn about how to portray a professional image online. You will learn more about LinkedIn and how you can represent your research experiences online.


Abstract Writing and Poster Presentation Basics Workshop

Tuesday, July 13th, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Online Event

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Presenter: Writing Center

Writing an abstract can be a difficult task, especially if you have never done it before. Come to this workshop to learn abstract-writing basics. This workshop will be especially helpful to those who need an abstract to register to present at KU's Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session, but this workshop is open to any undergraduates interested in refining their abstract-writing skills.

Presenter: Dawn Tallchief, Center for Undergraduate Research

Join us for a session about the nuts and bolts of putting together a poster presentation. Information will be shared about preparing a YouTube video of your poster elevator pitch which is a required component. A review of the submission form will also be provided.

Helpful links for preparing a poster presentation: