Office of Undergraduate Research

UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity

Presentation Formats

Poster Presentation: Posters can be a  maximum of 44" X 36". Presenters must be available to discuss their posters at the assigned times. Posters will be attached to the display boards using binder clips that will be provided. A blank poster template can be found HERE. A UWM poster template can be found HERE.

Oral Presentation: Presentations are scheduled for a maximum of 20 minutes, including a 5-minute question-and-answer period. Sessions will be moderated and the time limit enforced. Computers attached to digital projectors will be equipped with USB ports for flash drives (it is best to have multiple copies of your presentation saved in the cloud and on physical media). All rooms will be equipped with a computer, projector, and screen. If additional equipment, including audio, is needed, please indicate this when you submit your abstract.

Performing Art: Original performances can include literary readings, theatre, music, or dance. Performances can also be a researched interpretation based on an existing work. Performances may be solo or ensemble. A maximum of 20 minutes would allotted for each performance, including a question-and-answer period. If additional equipment or space is needed, please indicate this when you submit your abstract.

Visual Art: All forms of visual art, including original painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textile arts, drawings, pottery, metal, etc., will be considered for acceptance as gallery exhibits. Students should be prepared to give a 15 minute presentation with 5 minutes for questions; this gallery talk will take place where the art is displayed. When registering and submitting your abstract, please indicate special equipment and space needs (e.g., required space in square feet). Exhibit set-up will be from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. on Friday, April 24. Presenters will be expected to be available to discuss their exhibit at assigned times.

For additional space, technology, or accessibility needs please contact Kyla Esguerra (; phone, 414-229-2641)