Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase

The Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase features scholarly and creative works produced through collaboration between UWF students and faculty.

The 2019 Student Scholars Symposium Program is available to view or download

2019 UWF Student Scholars Symposium Program




The OUR Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase.

Truly Explore Your Major!

Founders Week-Spring 2020

University Commons Building, Bldg. 22


Main Poster Session
Various locations throughout University Commons Building

HMCSE & CEPS 10:00AM - 12:00PM
CASSH, COB, UKCOH, 1:00 PM - 3:00PM

High-Impact and Experiential Learning Showcase 
Various locations throughout University Commons Building

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Main 15-Minute Oral Presentations 
Various locations throughout University Commons Building
*research from all departments included

9:00AM - 4:00PM

CFPA Music Hall Performances
Held in the Center for Fine and Performance Arts, Building 82

9:00AM - 4:00PM

 Abstracts accepted early Spring 2020


OUR invites the campus community and all members of our off-campus community to attend the 2019 Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase. With each year we strive to have as much diversity in our presentations as possible. Engaging students across all disciplines is our goal, and every year we expand our representation in all fields of study here at UWF. 

The University of West Florida's Student Scholars Symposium & Faculty Research Showcase brings together undergraduate and graduate students and faculty to showcase their research, scholarly, and creative activities over the past year through research poster presentations and 15-minute oral presentations. Students (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) and faculty are invited to present their research & creative projects at the UWF Symposium. This event is a wonderful opportunity to view the incredible research that your fellow classmates have been working on throughout the academic year. How these students and faculty have come together to present their work is truly captivating.  

With over a 1200 attendees at the 2019 symposium and still growing!


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2017 marked OUR's biggest year of expansion with the OUR Student Scholars Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase. Video Credit: Melissa Pisarkski- Thank you for your work!

The OUR student involvement growth was showcased at the University Common's building, at the UWF main campus, in Pensacola, Florida. Students from all 5 colleges presented their work, along with introducing the UWF CFPA's all day performance pieces on the CFPA Mainstage Theatre. The event has since grown to include oral presentations, the engineering showcase, the art exhibits, and course group work poster presentations. OUR welcomes symposium involvement from all areas on campus, and our mission of inclusiveness amongst all UWF disciplines remains as a top priority.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

The Office of Undergraduate Research is constantly spreading the awareness of the many programs that we offer that can connect you with a faculty mentor, get you involved with research, and will help open your mind to cross-discipline communication. OUR encourages all of the UWF undergraduates to get involved in research in some form before entering into your graduate work. The experience serves to be invaluable, and the possibilities that we will help you see are endless. Explore the OUR programs today and decide if there are any programs that you would like to get involved with.


All students that are being supported by OUR in any program that OUR houses will be required to present at the annual Student Scholar Symposium and Faculty Research Showcase. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, or if you have any questions about the many programs we offer the UWF undergraduate population, please do not hesitate to ask.  


Contact OUR via email at, or you can call the main office number 850.474.2298  


Submit an Abstract

All students (graduate and undergraduate) and faculty wishing to share their work with the greater academic community are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration for the Student Scholar Symposium. Abstracts must be 250 words or less.


Get Ready for the Event

Presenting your work at the Student Scholar Symposium? Find templates and examples of past presentations to help you prepare, and read the frequently asked questions about the event.


Are you attending?

All students planning on presenting at the Student Scholar Symposium will need to Register for the conference. Registration and Submission are two separate processes. For more information please click below.