Office of Undergraduate Education Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

The Spring Undergraduate Research Festival is a presentation opportunity for all students engaging in undergraduate research who wish to share their work. 

Application Information

The 2023 Spring Festival application was open until March 22nd at 9:59pm. View the Program Brochure to see the session times, titles, and project mentors of the 2023 student presenters. 

Who can participate and what are the benefits of participation?

The annual Spring Undergraduate Research Festival is a research poster and presentation forum for students to share their mentored research projects with the broader academic community.  It provides an opportunity for students to gain experience communicating their research in new ways, including designing a poster and discussing the project with Festival attendees.  At the Spring Festival, we offer poster presentations during 60 minute sessions, as well as 10 minute oral presentations which allow for more creativity in presentation design.  As with the other forums hosted by UR&CI, the Spring Festival is not specific to any discipline; students from all disciplines across the university are invited to apply, and student presenters should prepare to discuss their research with a general audience.  The Spring Festival is open to all undergraduate students at Ohio State who are participating in faculty-mentored research, and students can present on projects that are still ongoing - final results are not necessary for participation.

Visit the 2023 Spring Festival Program Brochure to see all the presenters listed by session time.

When and where will the 2023 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival be held?

The 2023 Spring Research Festival will take place in-person on Thursday, April 6, in the TDAI Ideation Zone in Pomerene Hall. There will be four poster sessions and two oral sessions. This event is open to the general public and we encourage all friends, family, and mentors to attend.

Poster Presentations

Session 1: 9:00am-10:00am

Session 2: 10:30am-11:30am

Session 3: 12:30pm-1:30pm

Session 4: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Oral Presentations

Session 1: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Session 2: 4:45pm-6:00pm

Where can I find examples of Undergraduate Research Festival posters and presentations?

Templates for research posters can be found on our Writing and Presenting Research page.

Some posters from previous Undergraduate Research Festivals can be accessed in the OSU Libraries' Knowledge Bank Undergraduate Research Festival collection.

Browse the Spring Festival program to see all the great presenters who participated in the 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Festival.

The presentations from the 2021 Virtual SURF can be found at: