2024 Undergraduate Exhibition
- Monday, April 15–Wednesday, April 17
- Wednesday, April 17
Penn State's annual Undergraduate Exhibition communicates and celebrates the participation of undergraduate students from across the University in scholarly inquiry, research, and creative endeavors.
Undergraduates from all Penn State campuses are eligible to enter one of four formats for sharing research and creative inquiry:
- Undergraduate Exhibition for Research, Inquiry, and Creative Activity
- Traditional research poster
- Oral research presentation – five-minute presentation for disciplines or projects for which traditional research posters are not traditionally used (e.g., an original piece of visual art)
- Performance – five-minute performance (e.g., music; writing or poetry reading; dance, theatre)
- Engagement Experience Poster Exhibition
- Posters highlighting and reflecting on student engagement achievements (NOT a research poster)
The application will close on March 11, 2024
In addition to the Undergraduate Exhibition at University Park, exhibitions and research fairs are regularly hosted across the Commonwealth. Please see our Getting Help section for campus-specific resources.
The application for the 2024 Undergraduate Exhibition is open and close on March 11, 2024.
Questions about the Exhibitions should be directed to Alan Rieck, associate vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education, at 814-863-1864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application for the 2024 Undergraduate Exhibition will be available February 19 and close on March 11, 2024.
Please note the Exhibition formats and schedule:
- Monday, April 15–Wednesday, April 17, 2024 — Required online virtual Exhibition (all participants and all formats)
- Wednesday, April 17, 2024 — In-person poster presentations in the Hetzel Union Building at University Park; space is limited for each session and assignments are first come, first served based on the date and time the completed application was submitted through InfoReady.
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Gerard A. Hauser Award
The Gerald A. Hauser Award is given to the exhibition entry judged to be the best overall. Named in honor of a former director of Penn State's honors program, it is accompanied by a $500 prize.
First, second, and third place is awarded in each of the Exhibition’s entry categories, including arts and humanities, course-based projects, engineering, health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and oral presentations and performances.
Peter T. Luckie Award for Outstanding Juniors
The Peter T. Luckie Award for Outstanding Juniors is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring office and the Penn State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. The award recognizes an outstanding junior entry in each of the three following areas: health and life sciences, humanities and social sciences, and physical sciences and engineering. Each award is accompanied by a $200 prize.
Information about the Penn State chapter may be found at www.phikappaphi.psu.edu.
University Libraries' John Sr. and Kimlyn Patishnock Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy
The University Libraries' John Sr. and Kimlyn Patishnock Undergraduate Research Award: Excellence in Information Literacy recognizes scholarly work based on a foundation of careful background research and literature review. The award is given to entries that demonstrate excellence in information literacy through the following: showcasing your research process and strategies; selection of sources that contribute to your argument and ideas; social, ethical, or economic considerations in accessing information; and credit and proper citation for any quotes, tables, graphs, images, and other content displayed.
GERARD A. HAUSER AWARD
- Hannah Kline - Investigating The Role of the ER in Axon Regeneration
ARTS & HUMANITIES
- Casey Sennett - Overlooked Histories: An Ethnographic and Historical Study of the Jewish Communities of Central Pennsylvania
- Luisina Kemanian Leites - A Solution to 'The Problem from Hell'?: Quantifying the Effects of Military Interventions on the Severity of Mass Killings and Genocides
- Mackenzie Flanders - When Do Partisans Defect from Norm Violations?
- Vancie Peacock - Analysis of microbial efficiency in oxidizing low-concentration methane through biofiltration
- Alessandro Ascani Orsini - Fabrication of porous SiO2 Nanoparticles for analyte sensing in the brain
- Quinn Deitrick - The Impact of Visual and Multi-Sensory Haptic Cues on Motion Accuracy
HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCES
- Arisha Tariq - The Effects of Choline Supplementation on Blood Pressure Regulation in a Mouse Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Samar Latefa - Aquatic Health of the Danube Basin: Assessment of Select Areas within the Brăila Islands, Romania
- Rishika Patil - Establishing Caenorhabditis elegans as a Model for ADSSL1-Caused Nemaline Myopathy
- Sunday Siomades - What's in the Sand? Caribbean Reef Sediment as an Analog of the Living Community
- Hannah Bauer - Ribosome rescue inhibitors are new antibiotics that kill Streptococcus mitis
- Logan Coomes - The Antimicrobial Properties of Additives in Photocured Dental Resins
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL
First Place (Three way tie)
- Abigail Ransom - A Bidirectional Analysis of the Longitudinal Relationship Between Depression and Cognitive Impairment in a Sample of Adults Aged 50 and Older
- Matthew McHugh - The Influence of Parental Marital Status on Teen Drinking Outcomes
- Vincent Mariani - Emphasis, Certainty, and Interdiction: Particles in Gisida Anii
ORAL & PERFORMANCE
- Abigail Heilenman - New Antibiotics Found in Trans-Translation Pathway
- Leah Gallo - An Archaeological Analysis of early Christianity along Paul's Second Missionary Journey in Greece and Anatolia