The 2021 NDSU EXPLORE Virtual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity will take place April 19-23, 2021. Undergraduate students in all disciplines are invited to present their research and/or creative projects at this online event. Student presentations will be asynchronous, and available online for viewing and comments throughout the week. This showcase will be available to the public to view, but only those affiliated with NDSU will be able to post comments. 

Participant registration opens Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
The deadline to complete the registration form is Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
The deadline to submit final presentation content is Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 

Participating students who complete both steps of the registration process (registration form and content submission) by Wednesday, March 31, 2021 will be entered into a prize drawing. 


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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