A celebration of discovery

April 17-22, 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.

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.

SEEK.

Sponsor

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. 

SOLVE.

Judges 

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. 

SHOW.

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. 

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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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Framing Your Future
11 to noon
Bond Life Sciences Center     

Framing Your Future 
1 to 2 p.m.
RM 171
Bond Life Sciences Center 

ACES Networking Fair
2 to 4 p.m.
Bond Life Sciences Center

VADS Film Screening
5-6 p.m.
Ragtag Cinema

VADS Reception
6 to 8 p.m.
Columbia Art League

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


Topical Lecture: Lia Halloran 
TBA
TBD

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

VADS Jury Panel Discussion 
5 to 6 p.m.
Zoom 

 

Research Forum
9 a.m. to noon
Memorial Union

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

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

Framing Your Future 
1 to 2 p.m. 
TBD 

Topical Lecture: Ed Yong
The Art of Science Journalism
TBA
TBD 

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

Humanities Student Panel
10 to 11:15 a.m.
Jesse Wrench Aud.

Humanities Keynote: Dr. Sara Blaylock 
11:30 a.m. to 
1 p.m.
Jesse Wrench Aud.

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

Awards Ceremony
3 to 4 p.m.
Monsanto Auditorium 

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

Saturday Morning Science
10 to 11 a.m.
TBD