Student Showcase

Student Showcase Presentations


Registration for the 2018 UW-Parkside Student Showcase is now open, and the final day to register for this event will be Friday March 9, 2018.

 The UW-Parkside Student Showcase is a campus-wide event in which all UW-Parkside students (undergraduates and graduate students) involved in student-faculty collaborative research, scholarship, Community-Based learning (CBL), Poetry/Prose Readings, Oral Interpretations, and creative activities (performances, exhibits, etc...) are encourage to participate. A project might be an independent work conducted outside of a classroom setting, in collaboration with a faculty/staff mentor, or it could be an independent or group-based project associated with a course.

Faculty and staff, please share this email and information with students whom you are working with and you feel have a project that is ready to present at the UW-Parkside Student Showcase.

Registration/Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday March 9, 2018

What:  2018 UW-Parkside Student Showcase

When:  Wednesday April 18, 2018; 12 (noon) - 4 pm

Lunch:  Lunch is included for students and faculty/staff who register

Where:  Student Center (Ballroom and adjacent rooms)


Showcase Registration and Abstract Submission Link:  Showcase 2018 Registration

Note, Abstract length is limited to a maximum of ~300 words.


Types of student presentations to choose from:

-       Posters for independent and class-based research or CBL projects

-       Professional Portfolios (tables to be provided) to display portfolios in art, business, theatre design/technology, capstone projects, or creative works

-       Oral presentations (15 minutes) for independent and class-based research or CBL, or capstone projects

-       Readings of poetry, prose, speeches, or oral interpretations

-       Short performances in music or theatre arts


Quick Pitch presentation (new this year):

The WiSys ‘Quick Pitch’ competition is a chance for students to showcase their creative and entrepreneurial spirit by presenting their research findings and/or innovative ideas through a short ‘quick pitch’ to a panel of judges.  Students will be encouraged to consider the impact of the research they are currently undertaking or other innovative ideas they may have and how such ideas or research findings could ultimately benefit the local economy or society.  Students will be competing for a cash prize and the opportunity to have their research and/or innovative idea showcased at WiSys’ annual WSTS (Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium), being held at UW-Parkside July 30th and 31st, 2018. The competition will be held during UW-Parkside’s Student Showcase on April 18th, 2018. For more details, contact Jennifer Cook at



All UW-Parkside students planning to present need to register through the Qualtrics-based registration website by the March 9 deadline. All faculty mentors planning to attend the light luncheon event (12 noon – 12:45 pm) must also register via the same website shown above.

Reminder, this event is different than the state-wide UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (aka, UW-Symposium).

Students planning to present at both the UW-Parkside Student Showcase AND the UW-Symposium can present the same work (talk, poster, creative work, etc...). In fact, the Showcase event is scheduled a few days prior to the UW-Symposium to provide a "warm up" for students who might be nervous about presenting at a larger conference.

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