Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition

The annual forum for original research and creative work by Northwestern undergraduates, where prizes are awarded for the best poster, oral presentation, and creative arts entry. Check out this year's Expo presenters here: Expo 2017 Program Guide (1.37 MB)


You can download the full program (including the abstracts for the projects) for all of our previous years' events on our Expo Program Archive!



The submission deadline for oral presentations is Sunday, April 15, 2018. The submission deadline for poster presentations and the Creative Arts Festival is Sunday, April 22, 2018.


The 2018 Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition will be held on Wednesday, May 30 in the Norris University Center and Struble Theater.





Open to all Northwestern University undergraduates in any field, in any class year.


Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition

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What It Is: 

A celebration of undergraduate research with poster presentations, curated student panel talks, and an evening performing and visual arts festival. The Expo is free and open to the public.

Find out about participating:


The 2018 Undergraduate Research Expo will be held on Wednesday, May 30 from 10am until 4pm in Norris University Center, second floor. The Creative Arts Festival will be held on May 30 at 8pm in the Struble Theater.


The Expo will be in Norris. The Creative Arts Festival will be in the Struble Theater.


Group Projects: 

Group presentations are welcome! Each group member submits an application separately. List your co-presenters clearly on your submission.