What is UURAF?
The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) provides Michigan State undergraduate students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held each spring in the historic MSU Union, UURAF brings together an intellectual community of highly motivated students to share their work with faculty, peers, and external audiences. UURAF provides a unique educational opportunity for aspiring researchers. MSU undergraduates gain experience in presenting their research, answer questions about their work from audience members and guests, and receive constructive feedback from judges.
UURAF 2015 will be held on Friday, April 10, in the MSU Union. Registration for UURAF 2015 will open on January 20, 2015 and will close on February 22, 2015.
Upcoming UURAF 2015
The 2015 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum will be held on Friday, April 10 from 9am - 5pm at the Union
Day of Event
Below you will find the anticipated schedule of events. We will update this schedule after registration is closed and all presentations have been scheduled.
8:00-9:00 AM: Morning check-in
9:00-11:00 AM: Oral presentations, session 1
9:00-11:00 AM: Poster presentations, session 1
11:00 AM-1:00 PM: Oral presentations, session 2
12:00-1:00 PM: Afternoon check-in
1:00-3:00 PM: Oral presentations, session 3
1:00-3:00 PM: Poster presentations, session 2
4:00-5:00 PM: Awards ceremony, Union Room 50, Ground Level (Basement)
Oral presentations will take place in the following rooms: Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, MSU Room, Tower Room.
Poster presentations will take place in the following rooms: Ballroom, Mosaic Multipurpose Room, Lake Huron Room, 2nd Floor Concourse, 3rd Floor Hallway.
Check-in for UURAF presenters will take place on the 2nd Floor Concourse in the MSU Union. You must check-in during your assigned time so we can confirm your intent to participate. If you are presenting as part of a group, each group member should check in individually.
After checking-in, students giving poster presentations should proceed to their assigned room to set up their poster. Each poster room has a volunteer on hand to answer questions and assist you.
After checking in, students giving oral presentations should proceed to their assigned room (once the previous session has ended) to download PowerPoint presentations onto the computer provided in the room. Each room has a volunteer moderator who will be on hand to answer questions and assist you. IMPORTANT: You must download your PowerPoint before the start of the first presentation in your session. For example, if you are scheduled to present at 2:30 pm during a session that begins at 1:00 pm, you must upload your PowerPoint to the computer in that room before 1:00 pm.
At the Forum
Oral presenters will be assigned a 15 minute presentation window, with 10 minutes for their talk and 5 for questions from the judge and audience members. After concluding their talk, oral presenters should remain to hear the other presenters in their section rather than leaving.
Poster presenters will be assigned to a two hour timeblock in the morning (9:00-11:00 AM) or afternoon (1:00-3:00 PM). Presenters should plan to remain by their posters to answer questions from the judge and visitors for this entire time.
When not presenting, UURAF participants are encouraged to attend other oral and poster presentations offered at the Forum.
Dress for UURAF is business or business casual.
Light refreshments are provided during the Forum for participants and their guests.
Please encourage your faculty mentors, friends, and family to attend.
The UURAF Awards ceremony (including the Faculty Mentor of the Year Award) begins promptly at 4:00 PM in Room 50 (Ground Level, MSU Union). At the Ceremony, one award is given for each program section offered at UURAF. Please encourage your faculty mentors, colleagues, friends, and family to attend.