Research Day

2024 Student Research Day: April 18

Abstracts due February 23

Student Research Day is an annual event held each spring for undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines to present their scholarly work. Students’ research and creative accomplishments and the important role faculty play as mentors are both highlighted. Any UNK student engaged in mentored research or creative activity is eligible and encouraged to participate, even if their work was not funded through UNK.

Presentations include oral presentations, poster presentations, performances, and exhibitions. Poster and oral presentations are judged and awards are given at a reception at the end of the event. There are also writing competitions which will be judged prior to Research Day with prizes awarded at the closing ceremony.

Submitting Abstracts

Abstracts should be a single paragraph that is 200-300 words in length, but otherwise following the conventions of the specific discipline. Students can submit their abstracts via NU Ramp by selecting “IC Application” (under “Quick Add Actions”) and then “Student Research Day 2024” from the drop down menu. After abstracts are compiled, we will provide the presenters with more information about format.

For additional questions

For more information about the undergraduate component of student research day please contact either Dawn Simon ( or Lynette Brown ( For questions about graduate student presentations, please contact either Megan Adkins ( or Janna Shanno (

Student Research Day Schedule

To accommodate the large number of anticipated submissions, we have divided the poster presentations into four sessions. Each poster will be displayed for two sessions (either morning or afternoon) and judged in one session. In order to be eligible for prizes students must be present for judging. The schedule can be found below:

Time Event
7:30am – 9:00am Poster set up (Sessions 1&2)
9:00am – 10:30am Session 1: Natural & Physical Sciences Poster Presentation & Judging
10:30 – 12:00pm Session 2: Behavioral & Social Sciences Poster Presentation & Judging
12:00pm – 1:00pm Poster removal (Sessions 1&2) and set up (Sessions 3&4)
1:00pm – 2:30pm Session 3: Prof & Applied Studies Poster Presentation & Judging
2:30pm – 3:30pm Session 4: Fine Arts & Humanities Poster Presentation & Judging
10:00am – 2:00pm Oral Presentations
4:30pm –  5:00pm Closing ceremony & Presentation of Awards

Research Day Programs