Research & Creative Actvitiy Exposition

Undergrads and graduate students!  You are invited to join us the 18th annual Scholars Week Research & Creative Activity Exposition.

The Expo an annual event that showcases research and creative projects from all academic disciplines.  Held in the Student Union Ballroom, presenters will have the opportunity to share their research or creative project with our campus community, meet potential employers, polish presentation skills, and potentially win some money!  Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for best undergrad poster, and for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for best graduate poster in each college.  Winners will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony by the College Deans.  

Important Dates -
Applications Open:  January 16, 2024
Application Deadline: February 25, 2024
Acceptance emails sent to first authors:  February 25, 2024
Research & Creative Activity Exposition:  March 15, 2024


In order to submit your application, you will need the following information:  

  • First author's name, classification, department, and MTSU email
  • Faculty mentor's name and email
  • Title of Poster
  • Abstract or Description of Project (150-300 words)

Acceptance notifications and event details will be distributed via the applicant's email on February 19th, 2024.

Need help writing your abstract or project description?

The URC is happy to supply multiple resources in readying your abstract for successful submission!

Sample Abstracts

View sample abstracts written by MTSU students. 

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NCUR Abstract Archive

View sample abstracts vetted by faculty and administrators in higher education nationwide!  Click the "View Sample Abstracts" button below to search by discipline or subject.  The Abstract Archive will populate abstract submissions from previous National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) conferences. 

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We look forward to reviewing your submission!  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jamie Burriss at