Hope’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is a culminating event for many students to showcase their work to students, faculty, family and community members.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021
2:30–5:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME


Find an overview of the events and deadlines leading up to the Celebration. 


Every project must be registered. If there is more than one student researcher on a project, the group should pick a "lead student" to enter project information. Registration opens January 25. See guidelines on who, when and where to register.


This year (2021) students will be presenting in a virtual format. For those presenting their work in other venues, a poster format may still be the best visual to create. For others, a slide show or other creation may be best. Students will work with their faculty mentors to determine the best presentation mode for their project(s).

For poster information, see this webpage on poster formats and templates.


Upon registration you will be asked to create an abstract for your project. A book will be published, both in print and on Digital Commons, at the beginning of May that includes abstracts from the projects presented at the Celebration. Find abstract requirements and samples. 


For the 2021 Celebration of Undergraduate Research students will present in a synchronous virtual format.

Students will present a 7 to 9 minute summary of their work followed by a time for questions. This year student visuals do not need to be in a poster format. Work with your faculty mentor to determine the best format for your content.

Before the Celebration, guests will be able to preview presentations by drilling in to students' abstracts.

If a student has additional content (like a poster, images or other external link), they will have the opportunity to add these asynchronous materials to an "additional resources" page specifically for their presentation beginning a month before the event. Students should work with their faculty mentors to determine what (if any) additional materials they want to include on this resource page. Some examples are: access to poster or slide show, a link to a discussion board (like IdeaBoardz) or a link to individual visuals (like graphs or images) that will be referenced in the talk.