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.

Want to find someone presenting?  Check out our handy dandy PDF iconprogram guide (185.22 KB)!

Check out the full Expo program PDF iconHERE (2.7 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 19, 2020.


The submission deadline for Poster Presentations and the Creative Arts Festival is Sunday, April 26, 2020.


The 2020 Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition will be held on Wednesday, May 27 in the Norris University Center and Black Box 101 @ the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.





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 2020 Undergraduate Research Expo will be held on Wednesday, May 27 from 10am until 4pm in Norris University Center, second floor. The Creative Arts Festival will be held on May 27 at 8pm in Black Box 101 @ the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.


The Expo will be in Norris. The Creative Arts Festival will be in Black Box 101 @ the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.


Group Projects: 

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