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The UAB Expo celebrates excellence in research, creative activity, and scholarship by showcasing the academic endeavors of undergraduate students.

Why should you participate?

  • Practice and strengthen your presentation skills.
  • Engage with like-minded peers, exchanging research experiences, and ideas.
  • Receive feedback from both peers and faculty.
  • Add an impressive addition to your resume/CV that can improve applications to graduate and/or professional schools.

Upcoming Expo

Virtual Fall Expo will be from November 30 - December 4. Abstracts are due by November 13.

Submit Abstract

Meet our 2020 Fall Expo Keynote Speaker: Ariel D. Smith

Ariel D. Smith's headshotAriel D. Smith is an American Studies Ph.D. Candidate and instructor at Purdue University, where she also serves as Scholar-in-Residence for the Black Thought Collective. Ariel is the founder of The Food Truck Scholar, a media and educational platform for the food truck industry, and the host of its podcast. Launched in 2019, the podcast has listeners in 60 countries worldwide and counting. For the second year in a row, The Food Truck Scholar has been ranked the number one podcast related to the food truck industry. Her work has been recognized within and beyond the academy on local, national, and international platforms.

A native of Birmingham, AL, Ariel is a 2015 graduate of UAB Collat School of Business and the Global and Community Leadership Honors Program. Ariel also holds a Master of Education from Vanderbilt University.

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Accessibility Info

To request accessibility accommodations for the expo, please contact:

  • Students — Disability Support Services at (205) 934-4205 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Faculty/Staff — AWARE Program at (205) 975-9973 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Create Your Presentation

Poster presentations should be limited to five minutes, while oral presentations should be limited to 12 minutes or less. You can use the following formats/software:

  • PowerPoint slides
  • PowerPoint slides with narration (required for Oral Presentations) Find out how to do this here. You may use other programs of your choice.
  • Poster slide with animation and narration (same as PowerPoint with narration)
  • Video of you talking about your research
  • Video of you presenting with a physical poster