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. You can download the full program (including the abstracts for the projects) for the 2016 Expo: 2016 Expo Program (4.32 MB)


Congratulations to our 2016 Expo winners!



The submission deadline for the Expo and Creative Arts Festival is Monday, April 17, 2017. 


The 2017 Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition will be held on Wednesday, May 31st in the Norris University Center.





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


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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 2016 Creative Arts Festival will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at 7pm in the Norris McCormick Auditorium. The Undergraduate Research Expo will be held on Wednesday, June 1st from 10am until 4pm in Norris University Center, second floor.


The Expo will be in Norris. The Creative Arts Festival will be in the Norris McCormick Auditorium (note: there is a piano in this location).


Group Projects: 

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