Entries in the research category of the Undergraduate Exhibition should focus on a research project completed in one of the following categories: arts and humanities; science, math, and technology; or social sciences. If you are unsure of the category that applies to your project, discuss it with your faculty research sponsor.
This registration form must be approved by your faculty project adviser. All forms must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2023. Students should be aware that this deadline includes the faculty sponsorship form, which faculty cannot complete until this form is submitted. Waiting to submit this form until the deadline will make it impossible for your faculty adviser to submit the sponsorship form on time and will disqualify your entry.
Posters should measure 24 inches by 36 inches and be created at 300 pixels per inch (ppi) resolution. Once printed, the posters should be mounted on 24-inch-by-36-inch poster board or foam core, available in the Academic Affairs office. See printing information for poster details.
If you prefer an electronic presentation format to a poster presentation, you will need to provide your own laptop. Please consult with your faculty sponsor to select the best presentation mode. Request a table instead of an easel and indicate if you need an extension cord.
Information Literacy Award
You may opt to have your project considered for a Information Literacy Award from the Penn State Libraries.
Summary of work completed
In the summary of work completed box below, list the major elements of work done on this project (e.g. design idea, data collection, data analysis, and writing) and the percentage of work done by each author for each task. Be sure to include any work done by your faculty research sponsor. If you are using your faculty research sponsor’s data set or conducting a secondary analysis, be sure to include this in your description.
The abstract you enter below will be presented to judges, and it cannot be revised before the exhibition. Proofread it before you submit it. Your abstract must include the research design, sample (if applicable), and summary of results. If results are not yet available, include anticipated results. You may also want to include a statement about the importance or implications of your study. It is strongly recommended that you provide a draft of your description to your faculty research sponsor before completing and submitting the form.