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Miami's 25th Undergraduate Research Forum - A Two Day Celebration

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Events Location: Shriver Center 701 E. High Street Oxford OH 45056

Plenary: 9:15am-10:00am Undergraduate Research @ Miami: What value does it add to the success of students, faculty and the institution?

Centers & Research Support Showcase: 1:00-4:00pm

Themed Panel Discussions: 10:15am, 11:45am, 1:15pm, 3:00pm

Call for Abstract Submission to participate in a themed panel discussion

Abstract Submission Link (registration open through Mar 8, 2019)

Panel Format: Each one-hour panel will start with a 15-minute featured presentation (invited).
Three 10-minute presentations will follow, which will be selected from submitted abstracts.


Analytics and Data Science
Collaborative, multidisciplinary research and experiential learning to solve real world challenges.

First Year Research Experience [FYRE] Student and Faculty Perspectives
How does FYRE promote entry into undergraduate research? What are the benefits for faculty?

Graduate Students as Undergraduate Research Mentors
Grad-undergrad collaborations [e.g. DUOS], research as instruction, mentoring skills, collaborative research.

Research opportunities in the College of Creative Arts
Methods and approaches unique to the creative arts, enhancing the development of practitioners.

Solving Critical Issues in Education, Health and Society
Partnerships with schools and community agencies, participatory action research.

Undergraduate Research and Industry Jobs
Relevance of your research experience for industry jobs, collaborations with industry partners.

Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
This discussion will include topics of philosophy, religion, languages and literatures, linguistics, history, and the arts.

Undergraduate Research in the Social Sciences
Methods and approaches unique to the social sciences, relevance of undergraduate research for careers in the field.

Undergraduate Research Integrating Experiential Learning in the Curriculum
Structuring courses to facilitate research in teams/groups, relevance for transferable skills such as critical thinking.

What I did Last Summer
Benefits of summer internships and experiential learning (e.g. Miami’s USS Program).

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Events Location:  Shriver Center 701 E. Spring St. Oxford OH 45056

Call for Presenter Registration (open through Mar 8, 2019)

UR 2019 Forum e-Poster/10-Minute Talks & Large Format Poster Presentation Registration Link

The research may have been conducted as part of a class, an independent study, a community project, service-learning project, a creative project, etc. Two presentation formats are available to communicate the outcomes of undergraduate research projects across disciplines. 

Large Format Poster Sessions: 9:30-11:00am | 1:30-3:00pm | 3:30-5:00pm (Shriver 2nd floor JDOL rooms)

e-Posters/10-Minute Talks: 9:00-10:00am | 10:30-11:30am | 3:00-4:00pm (concurrent sessions Shriver 3rd floor rooms)

We cordially invite the Miami community and the public to drop into this free event.

Miami student researchers craft their own understanding of the value of inquiry-based learning. Every Miami program has opportunities for students to excel through research experiences. Students learn the research process involves systematic investigations to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, explore new creative ideas, or develop new theories. Miami students do not have to be a science major to participate in undergraduate research. Students get involved in undergraduate research in the math, engineering, business, humanities, education, fine and performing arts, and health, education and social sciences. A variety of student research stories are highlighted on departmental websites. Miami's ORU hosts the annual Undergraduate Research Forum each spring to showcase faculty-mentored student research. 

By participating in undergraduate research, students gain experience and skills valued by employers, graduate schools and medical schools. Miami is nationally recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its "unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching." Getting involved in research allows students to build meaningful relationships with our dedicated Miami faculty outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our model of engaged inquiry encourages critical thinking and peer-assisted learning to provide students with personal, educational, and professional growth.

Curious about undergraduate research showcased in spring 2018. Download the Event Schedule and Presentations Schedule from UR 18 Forum  2018-ur-forum-booklet-508.pdf