2021 NDSU EXPLORE Virtual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Undergraduate students representing all academic colleges at NDSU presented their research and/or creative projects at this virtual event during Undergraduate Research Week, April 19-23, 2021. Student presentations were asynchronous, and available online for viewing and comments throughout the week. At the end of the week, awards were given to the top poster and oral presentors and to the top presentors in each of seven disciplinary categories.  


Benefits of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research

  • Increases student grade point averages and greater student retention
  • Assists in pathways to graduate study opportunities
  • Greater satisfaction with undergraduate experience
  • Enhanced leadership and communication skills
  • Greater understanding of science
  • Growth in creative thinking ability
  • Builds a community of scholars
  • Aids in student recruitment
  • Provides fresh approaches to research problems
  • Builds skills employers seek such as problem-solving, innovation, communication, critical thinking, analytical reasoning and collaboration

Annual NDSU EXPLORE Showcase

Each year, NDSU EXPLORE hosts a campus-wide event to showcase students' research and creativity. Students present their creative projects in whatever format is appropriate for their work, whether in a poster, oral presentation, video, table display, or other formats. Projects need not be finished; they can be in-progress.

Benefits of NDSU EXPLORE Event to Participants

  • Share research or creative work with the wider NDSU community
  • Meet others involved in one’s field
  • Gain experience presenting research or creative work
  • Meet students from other fields
  • Learn skills that could help jump start one’s future career

The 2020 NDSU EXPLORE Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The 2019 NDSU EXPLORE Showcase took place on April 11, 2019. 

2019 Abstract Book | 2019 Award Announcement

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