2022 students presenting research

The Annual Scholars Forum will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. We are excited to host this in-person event and exhibit student creative scholarship from all colleges, including posters, podium presentations, juried artwork, musical performances, business case studies, and the 3MT competition. This is a wonderful opportunity to present your original scholarship in a professional setting.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to participate and attend. The abstract submission system is open, and applications will be accepted until Friday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. 

Faculty, as you update your spring syllabi, please consider integrating the Scholars Forum into your classes. In past years, faculty have successfully assigned visiting the Scholars Forum for credit or extra credit—either walking down as a class, using attendance vouchers (provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research), or assigning students to attend independently and then turn in a worksheet or reflection paper.  This has proven to be a great way to expose students to opportunities within and outside of their area of study, learn from peers, and spark excitement about future research and career endeavors.

Benefits of Attending the Scholars Forum

  • Meet other student researchers and professors
  • Learn about the research process
  • Celebrate the diversity of work conducted by IUP students
  • Envision yourself as a researcher
  • Reflect on the importance of student research for your career path
  • Delicious lunch spread and Scholars Forum swag!

Additional Benefits for Participants

  • Wonderful experience presenting original work in a professional setting
  • Build credentials and confidence
  • Eligible for awards and recognition at the Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 12

To learn more, visit the Scholars Forum website or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at undergrad-research@iup.edu. We look forward to a successful event showcasing our excellent students!