The Summer Expo showcases the research and service learning work being produced by UAB undergraduates and other students in UAB summer research programs, summer REU programs, and other summer opportunities.

The 2016 Summer Expo will be held on July 21st in the Hill Student Center.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding abstract due dates, workshop opportunities, and details regarding the Summer Expo.


UAB20Expo20201620flyer20for20websiteThe UAB EXPO celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship by showcasing the academic endeavors of undergraduate students. This provides a platform for practicing and strengthening presentation skills, sharing work, engaging with like-minded peers, exchanging research experiences and ideas as well as receiving feedback from both peers and faculty. In addition to this being a positive experience overall, it becomes an impressive addition to any resume when applying for fellowships and research placements. We hope that you will participate with your research and services and we certainly look forward to you joining us on the day!

There are nine main categories for oral and poster presentations:

  • Art and Humanities (African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Communication Studies, English, Film, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies)
  • Biological and Life Sciences (Biology, Environmental Science, Gerontology, Natural Science, Neuroscience, Peace, Justice, and Ecology)
  • Business, Finance, and International Studies (Accounting, Finance, Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods, Marketing, Industrial Distribution, and Economics)
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences (Nursing, Public Health, Optometry, Dentistry)
  • Physical and Applied Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences)
  • Service Learning (Research or service in conjunction with community partner)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Government, Justice Sciences, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Works in Progress (any discipline)
Works in Progress (New)

This section is for research presentations that are still in the developmental stage. This is an ideal section for students who have not presented previously or whose work is ongoing but would still like to present and receive feedback. Please identify in your submission that you would like your presentation to be in this section.

Spring Expo Winners

Keynote Speaker

This year the Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research is honored to have Josh Carpenter as the Keynote Speaker at the Spring Expo. His talk is titled Becoming Confident in Curiosity: Live the Questions.

Josh Carpenter 2016

Josh Carpenter is the co-founder and president of Bama Covered, a non-profit public health education initiative. Due to its innovative approach in grassroots health education and student engagement, Bama Covered has been featured in the New York Times, NPR, and NBC news among other national and local publications. Founded in the winter of 2013, Bama Covered trained and mobilized nearly 700 college students to engage in 100,000 conversations in the communities that surrounded their campuses. Previously, Mr. Carpenter served as a White House intern and was a Teach for America corps member in Alabama’s inaugural corps. He taught English and theater, and coached football and baseball in his home state of Alabama, where in 2012, he was named the state’s “Golden Apple Teacher of the Year.” A Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Carpenter earned his M.Sc. in comparative social policy and is currently studying for a D.Phil. in politics at Oxford University where he explores the intersections of the political engagement of low-income citizens and health policy. He also holds a B.S. in business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he graduated, Magna Cum Laude, was named the school’s top business student, and received the President’s award for outstanding campus leadership.

While in Oxford, Mr. Carpenter was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. In addition to actively participating in sports at Oriel College, he served as a founding board member of The Good Lad Workshops which aim to promote postive masculinity on college campuses. Mr. Carpenter currently resides in Birmingham with his wife, Nicole, where he serves on a number of advisory boards in the community.

guidebook

Want to have access to the expo schedule through your mobile device? Download our Undergraduate Research Expo guidebook. The guidebook can be accessed if you follow these steps:

  1. Download the Guidebook app from your device's app store.
  2. Register with Guidebook
  3. Enter in the following passphrase: lagfjpwy or scan the QR code below

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Expo Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 14th

   
Times
 
Location
 
Oral Presentations and Judging
 
1-5 pm
 
Rooms 316 - 318
 
Registration
 
12:45 - 1 pm
 
Outside Room 318
 
Session 1
 
1 - 2 pm
 
Room 318
 
Session 2
 
1 - 2 pm
 
Room 316
 
Session 3
 
1 - 2 pm
 
Room 314
 
Session 4
 
2 - 3 pm
  Room 318  
Session 5
 
2 - 3 pm
  Room 316  
Session 6
 
2 - 3 pm
 
Room 314
 
Session 7
 
3 - 4 pm
 
Room 318
 
Session 8
 
3 - 4 pm
 
Room 316
 
Session 9
 
4 - 5 pm
  Room 318  
Session 10    4 - 5 pm   Room 316  
Each session will begin with a 15 minute presentation loading time frame, followed by three presentations  

Expo Schedule of Events

Friday, April 15th

   
Times
 
Location
 
Poster Presentations and Judging
 
7 - 12:30 pm
 
Ballrooms A - D
Rooms 312-318, 203, 204/206
 
Student Registration
 
7 - 7:45 am
 
3rd Floor Ballroom 
 
Judge Registration  
7:45 - 8 am
 
3rd Floor Ballroom
 
Poster Presentations and Judging  
8 - 10:45 am
 
3rd Floor Ballroom
Rooms 312-318, 203, 204/206 
 
Keynote Speaker: Josh Carpenter
 
11 - 11:45 am
 
Alumni Theatre
 
Awards Ceremony
 
11:45 - 12:30 pm
  Alumni Theatre  

We are so happy that you will join us in celebrating the engaged scholarship of remarkable undergraduates at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for the 9th annual UAB Expo. On the map below, the yellow square is the location of the Expo, the Hill Student Center at 1400 Univeristy Boulevard. There are two locations for free parking for the event. The closest is the slightly shaded lot D9A or the 9th Street Parking Deck located on 9th Ave. and 16th Street. You will need to have your ticket validated at the event to park at this location. The second lot is D16S, an open lot on 10th Avenue and 16th Street S. It is the longer yellow rectangle. You do not need to be validated for this lot.parking uab expo

Abstract submissions for the Spring Expo has now closed.