A celebration of discovery

April 17-21, 2023

Show Me Research Week

The University of Missouri is home to a thriving research community that nurtures and supports thousands of students, who are learning to become a new generation of thinkers, problem solvers and innovators. Show Me Research Week is a celebration of their accomplishments and a showcase for all community stakeholders to see their investments come to fruition. This week was born from a collaboration between the Bond Life Sciences Center and the Office of Undergraduate Research. Prior to the pandemic, both organizations held long-standing research weeks to celebrate their respective annual accomplishments. In reimagining a new event for a new era, it was decided they wanted a campus wide showcase for the entire research community.

Be part of the SHOW.
Register to present.

We are stronger together and if the cataclysmic disasters of the past few years have taught us anything, it is that researchers in silos will not solve the problems in our next generation. We are grateful for all of our community supporters and sponsors that contribute in countless ways to make this event happen. This week is a culmination of all our combined efforts and is representative of our University's values -  respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Learn about the 2023 Show Me Research Week speakers!

Left to Right: Ed Yong, Jaya Ghosh, Michael Tessel, Matt Mouw,  Lia Halloran, Chris Lorson, Kimberly LeCompte, Virginia Mattis, Casey Holliday



Businesses, educational institutions and any other supporters of the MU research community will benefit from diverse sponsorship opportunities.

Program Support

University departments and other professional organizations are welcome to offer complementary programming or volunteer to assist during the week. 



We are seeking any current or retired faculty, staff, professionals, graduate and postdoctoral fellows to judge in all disciplines for our research forum. 

Faculty and Other Mentors

Everything you need to know about the week and preparing your students and/or postdoctoral fellows to present. 



Find information about presentation options, abstract submission guidelines, competition rubrics and everything else you need to know to participate. 

All about research

Seek. Solve. Show. These are the goals of our research community, so join us as we SHOW the latest findings of our young scholars. 


Experience it all

A full week of research including creative work displays, oral and poster presentations, keynote speakers, professional development sessions and award ceremony. 

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Event Schedule

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Saturday Morning Science
10-11 a.m.
Ragtag Cinema

Prof. Develop. Session: 
The Other Side of the Table: Biotech Hiring from MU's Own
11 a.m.-noon
Bond Life Sciences Center     

Prof. Develop. Session:
Is Remote Work Right for Me?  
1-2 p.m.
RM 171
Bond Life Sciences Center 

Artificial Intelligence Hackathon 
3-6 p.m.
133 Mumford Hall

Visual Arts & Design Showcase Film Screening
5:30-6 p.m.
Ragtag Cinema

Visual Arts & Design Showcase Reception
6-8 p.m.
Columbia Art League

Research Forum
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Memorial Union

Topical Lecture: Lia Halloran 
6 p.m.
Walter Johnson Aud. (Middlebush Hall)

English Honors Reading: 
7 p.m.
112 Lefevre Hall

Research Forum
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Memorial Union

State of the YAYA
Mizzou School of Journalism - Student Research Presentations
9-11 a.m.
S203 Memorial Union

(Re)Imagining of Identities through performance: Me, The World and My Positionality
A research performance by students 
3-4 p.m.
S110 Memorial Union

Ed Yong Booksigning
Skylark Bookshop


Research Forum
9 a.m.-noon
Memorial Union

Humanities Symposium - Student Presentations
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
S203 Memorial Union

Vendor Expo
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bond Life Sciences Center

Prof. Develop. Session: 
Where should I go and how do I get there?: Intro to STEM Career Exploration
2-3 p.m. 

NSF GRF: Student Panel Discussion & Reception
S203 Memorial Union 

Artificial Intelligence Hackathon 
3-6 p.m.
133 Mumford Hall

Communication Celebration of Undergraduate Research
3:30-5 p.m.

Thompson Center Student Research Showcase & Poster Session
4-6 p.m.
Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment

Topical Lecture: Ed Yong
The Art of Science Journalism
7 p.m.
Walter Johnson Aud. (Middlebush Hall)



Humanities Keynote: Dr. Sara Blaylock
10-11:30 a.m.
Jesse Wrench Aud.

Humanities Symposium Student Panel 
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Jesse Wrench Aud.

Charles Gehrke Distinguished Lecture: John Yates
1-2 p.m.
Bond Life Sciences Center

Awards Ceremony
3-4 p.m.
Monsanto Aud. 

Closing Reception
4-6 p.m.
Bond Life Sciences Center

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