Student Research Showcase 2022

The College of Health and Human Development invites current undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the 3rd Annual Student Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 11, 2023.  Students with a major or minor in any HHD discipline are eligible to present their research for projects that are at any stage of completion.

The Showcase this year will be a hybrid event, with virtual oral presentations and in-person poster sessions.  We look forward to a day-long event celebrating the amazing student research in the college. 

Oustanding presentations will be recognized and awarded prizes!



The deadline to submit abstracts has closed


Student Presenters:  Please see the InstructionsOpens in new window page for information on how to prepare your presentation.

Digital PowerPoint posters must be emailed no later than April 6, 2023 to


The Showcase schedule and presentation abstracts will be posted here by April 4, 2023

Contact Dr. Lisa Lopez for questions about the Showcase,


types of projects

Students may present either their Completed  or In Progress research projects.

  • Completed Projects are those where data collection and analysis have been completed and results and conclusions are ready to be shared by the time of the Showcase. Students with completed projects can choose to present either a poster or virtual oral presentation on the day of the Showcase. Completed poster and oral presentations will be judged and the best presentations will be recognized.

  • In Progress Projects are those projects that have not started data collection yet or still need to analyze data and do not have results or conclusions to share by the time of the Showcase.  Instead, students should share expected results and possible implications of their work and future directions.  Students with In Progress projects will present a digital poster, in-person on the day of the Showcase.


Presentation Formats

  • In-Person Poster Presentations (Completed or In Progress Projects):  Students will present a digital powerpoint poster during a 50 minute in-person poster session (location EC 2nd Floor Patio).   Posters do not need to be printed for the Showcase, as computers and moniters will be set up for students to display their poster and use for their presentation.  Digital powerpoint posters will be available online ahead of the event.   

    • In-Person Poster Sessions on Showcase Day:  2-3 PM, 3-4 PM, 4-5 PM, and 5-6 PM
  • Virtual Oral Presentations (Completed Projects Only):  Students will prepare a short, 10 minute powerpoint presentation overview of their completed research project.  Presenters will be assigned to a  50 minute Zoom Oral Presentation room with other presenters and a faculty moderator.  There will be a 5 minute question and answer session following each presentation.

    • Virtual Presentation Sessions on Showcase Day:  10-11 AM, 11-Noon, Noon-1 PM


Presenters (in both formats) will receive feedback on their presentation from experienced research faculty.

Contact HHD Senior Research Development Officer, Dr. Lisa Lopez at, if you have any questions about this event or abstract submission.


Notification & Materials Submission

Students will be notified (via email) by Wednesday, March 15, 2023  about their accepted presentation and format. 

Digital powerpoint posters must be emailed no later than April 6, 2023 to