SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 19-23, 2021

The 2021 NDSU Explore VIRTUAL Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity will take place during Undergraduate Research Week, April 19-23, 2021.


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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