Deadline Extended for Student Research Expo

Now through Monday, April 1, undergraduate and graduate students in every discipline can register to participate in the annual UALR Student Research and Creative Works Expo on the Student Research Expo site.

Chancellor Joel E. Anderson and Student at UALR Student Research and Creative Works ExpoThe expo is UALR’s premier student research and creative works event where students present their work in poster format. The expo is in its eighth year and will be held Monday, April 15, in the Donaghey Student Center, Ledbetter Meeting Rooms A, B, and C.

“The students on this campus are doing remarkable, original work. The expo is where all of this research and creativity comes out at the same time and place,” said Dr. Andrew Drummond, associate professor in the UALR Department of Political Science.

“It is truly inspirational to see so many different processes of discovery on display at once.”

How to Participate

Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, April 1, through the Student Research Expo site.

All current students and 2012 summer and fall graduates are eligible to present.

Awards will be given to the top posters in each category. The top undergraduate projects in appropriate categories will be nominated to present their research in Washington, D.C., at the annual Posters on the Hill event organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research.

What to Expect

During the event, undergraduates will present their projects during the morning session and graduate students will present in the afternoon in the following categories:

UALR Student Research Expo Categories

For complete submission instructions and to submit your project, visit the Student Research Expo site.

For questions about the expo, contact Dr. Andrew Drummond, chair of the Student Research and Creative Works Committee, at or Dr. Fran Sparti, vice-chair of the committee, at

Students from UALR have been selected to present at Posters on the Hill for two consecutive years.

In 2012, Samuel Brown, now a graduate of the Department of English, presented an innovative comparative interpretation of William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury.”

Anitra Van Prooyen, a graduate of the History Department, became the first UALR student to be invited to the national event in 2011. She presented research that examined the mystery of how Slovakia was able to stop Jewish deportations from their country from 1942 to 1944 despite overwhelming Nazi pressure.

“Posters on the Hill is a highly selective event highlighting undergraduate research from around the country. UALR has been fortunate to have past participants selected for the event, and we hope to have many more,” said Drummond.

For more information on Posters on the Hill, please visit

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