Sharing your work can help you expand your network of contacts who share your research interests. Whether you intend to complete a graduate degree or not, presenting can be an invaluable experience. We recommend discussing your interest in sharing your research with your faculty research mentor and academic advisor. They can help match your interests with the appropriate venue.

The annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) is Michigan State's premier showcase for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity. Through involvement in the forum, students have the opportunity to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation, or to showcase their creations. The annual Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE) takes place over the summer and provides opportunity for students involved in research and creative activities at Michigan State and other institutions in Michigan to share their work.

Neighborhood Poster Initiative

Current MSU students with research or creative inquiry experience are encouraged to submit their research poster to be showcased throughout the five Neighborhoods. While not required, please encourage any student co-authors on your project to submit this information as well.

Submit your poster by completing the following steps:

  1. PDF or PPT of your poster -- size must be 40" x 32", landscape or portrait orientation
  2. Professional-style photo of yourself
  3. Complete the poster profile survey

A total of 30 posters are selected each semester for rotation in all five Neighborhood Engagement Centers. You will receive a confirmation from our office to let you know when your poster will be featured.

Questions or comments regarding the Neighborhood Poster Initiative should be directed to the Undergraduate Research Office by phone: 517-884-4384 or email: