9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Merrill-Cazier Library South Atrium
Now in its 27th year, USU’s Student Showcase is the longest-running event of Research Week. It features poster and oral presentations of undergraduate researchers and their projects, demonstrating USU’s longstanding commitment to supporting undergraduate research. It’s consistently the most viewed event throughout the week. For the first time, the Student Showcase will be held in the south atrium of the Merrill-Cazier Library, and will include two poster sessions instead of one. Top posters and presentations in each category will be selected.
Faculty Mentor Reception
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Merrill-Cazier Library Room 101
Faculty engaged in mentoring undergraduate researchers will be recognized.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Merrill-Cazier Library South Atrium
Ignite is the rising star of Research Week, encapsulating the essence of what it means for students to do research at Utah State. The program includes talks by eight graduate and undergraduate students, each of whom will discuss the stories and motivations behind their academic pursuits in just five minutes, with slides automatically advancing every 20 seconds. Ignite is part of a national speaking program, with events regularly occurring around the world. Ignite events also include an interactive component, where participants and audience members have the chance to compete in a simple “build” project for prizes.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Merrill-Cazier Library South Atrium
Research Week’s closing event will be the Student Research Awards Ceremony. Held in the Merrill-Cazier Library south atrium, the event will feature college Graduate Researchers, Graduate Teachers, and Undergraduate Researchers of the Year. Poster and oral presentation winners from the Graduate Research Symposium and Student Showcase will also be announced.