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Kansas State University Polytechnic campus is committed to providing undergraduate researchers with the opportunity to explore their interests and develop new, innovative ideas to help support and advance their future professions. The Undergraduate Research Showcase is a campus-wide event that encourages undergraduate students at all levels and in all programs to design, implement, and assess a large-scale research project related to YOUR interests and academic/professional goals.

Participants in the Undergraduate Research Showcase will develop a research project with the help of a faculty sponsor of their choice, then submit a complete research report and presentation on their project to a panel of faculty judges.

All participants are encouraged to, following the showcase, submit your research report and findings to any applicable conferences for presentation. 


The award recognizes and promotes outstanding scholarship among K-State Polytechnic's undergraduate students. The prize is a scholarship through Kansas State University.  The prize will be split among members if the application is a team project.  

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Research projects must have been completed as a requirement for a K-State course and may encompass any academic topic. 

How to Apply

Projects completed in the 2017-2018 school year are eligible for the current award cycle. All projects must be finished during the specified eligibility dates. Applications require four elements:

  1. ​​The student application form. 

  2. The research report in APA format using the provided template

  3. The PowerPoint for your presentation that keeps in mind the 10 minute time limit.

  4. The completed Faculty Sponsor form to be completed by your course instructor and submitted by February 28, 2018.  

Applications are due April 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM to be considered


The showcase will be held on April 24th, 2018 with presentations beginning at 3:00 PM. Results of the competition will be announced at a reception held from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM in College Center Conference Room. All qualified participants will be notified by April 20th whether or not their submissions have been accepted to compete.