Join us as we celebrate research at Show Me Research Week.


The University of Missouri will host Show Me Research Week April 17 through 21. A collaboration between the Bond Life Sciences Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research, the week celebrates student and postdoctoral research and creative activity with approximately 470 University of Missouri students showcasing their work.

For a full list of events, visit Here are seven key highlights:

1. Saturday Morning Science

The week unofficially gets started with the return of Saturday Morning Science on April 15 at 10 a.m. Stop by Ragtag Cinema to hear from Casey Holliday, an associate professor of pathology and anatomical sciences. Holliday's work focuses on the relationship between structure and function in archosaurs, the group of vertebrates that includes crocodilians, birds and dinosaurs.

2. Professional development sessions

Students are invited to three professional development sessions organized in partnership with the student-led Alternative Career Exploration in the Sciences. Topics include “The Other Side of the Table: Biotech Hiring from MU's Own,” “Is Remote Work Right for Me?” and “Where Should I Go and How Do I Get There? Intro to Career Exploration and Job Search for Scientists.”

3. Artificial Intelligence Hackathon

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hackathon will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on April 17 and April 20. This event provides a platform for MU students to showcase their skills in developing AI applications for solving real-world problems. Organized by the Graduate Student Organization of the Institute for Data Science and Informatics, the hackathon’s theme is "AI for social good."

4. Visual Art and Design Showcase

This year's Visual Art and Design Showcase will feature more than 40 undergraduate art projects. The event kickoff will take place on April 17, and works will be exhibited April 18 through 29 at the Columbia Art League.

5. Lia Halloran lecture

Renowned painter and photographer Lia Halloran will discuss her art at 6 p.m. April 18 in Middlebush Auditorium. Halloran’s interdisciplinary work is inspired by her interest in nature and science — particularly physics. She employs scientific concepts and investigates the ideas of the natural world and how we perceive it. The event is free and open to the public.

6. Spring Research and Creative Achievements Forum

As part of the Spring Research and Creative Achievements Forum, more than 440 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will present their research and creative activity April 18 through 20 in Memorial Union. Over three days, other special presentations include:

  • Interactive creative activity and art installation
    Undergraduate students in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities group the “Art of Death” present their interactive creative activity and art installation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 17 and 18 in N204 Memorial Union. Led by Assistant Professor Katina Bitsicas, the collection explores the way people experience grief and loss.
  • Humanities Symposium: Surveillance and the Self
    At this special focus event, students whose research and creative activity explore the concept of surveillance and the self will present their work at 11 a.m. April 20 in S203 Memorial Union.
  • Ed Yong lecture
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author of two New York Times bestselling books and a writer for The Atlantic, Ed Yong will present on the topic, “The Art of Science Journalism,” at 7 p.m. April 20 in Middlebush Hall’s Walter Johnson Auditorium.

7. Awards ceremony and closing reception

Come celebrate the people who make Mizzou a Tier 1 Research Institution from 3 to 6 p.m. April 21 at the Bond Life Sciences Center. The Awards Ceremony takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. in Monsanto Auditorium, with a closing reception to follow. Light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, and a cash bar will be available to those over 21.