Spring Expo

The Spring Expo includes both undergraduate research and service learning presentations. The Expo celebrates excellence in research, service learning, creative activity, and scholarship by showcasing the endeavors of undergraduate students.

For service learning, the Expo is an exposition of student and community engagement collaborations from students engaged in service-learning courses. The Expo gives service learning students the opportunity to gain presentation experience and to celebrate the projects and collaborations between community partners, UAB, and our greater community.

Expo Winners Spring 2020

    • First Place: Amy Garcia
    • Second Place: Chandrashish Thallapureddy, Ranu Surolia
    • Third Place: Sharan Kaur
  • Arts and Humanities

    • First Place: Sarah Tran, Steve Otero, Yulexi Plata-Garcia, Isaiah Verde
    • Second Place: Matthew Hogan
    • Third Place: Bahar Adavoody, Sadie Farmer, Maizi Ard, Briana Scott

    Biological and Life Sciences

    • First Place (Tie): Julian Mehl & Aleena George
    • Second Place: Jenna Hinds
    • Third Place: Holly Robinson

    Health Sciences

    • First Place: Hana Habchi
    • Second Place: Haley Otto, Styliani Summers, Allison Shorten, Cara Harris
    • Third Place: Chloe Cater

    Works in Progress

    • First Place: Susan Floyd
    • Second Place: Tanya Shenoy
    • Third Place: Hannah Goymer, Annika Daya


    • First Place: Jason Zhang
    • Second Place: Zahrah Abdulrauf

    Social and Behavioral Science

    • First Place: Priya Patel
    • Second Place: Karthik Reddy
    • Third Place: Inaara Rajpa

    Physical and Applied Science

    • First Place: Holly Stephens
    • Second Place: Snigdha Kosuri, Steve Otero, Elena Chenskova
    • Third Place: David Sabillón, Snigdha Kosuri


    • First Place: Ann Marie Childress

    Service Learning

    • First Place: Margaret Newman
    • Second Place: Sienna Rucka, Ian Markham, Hannah Majors, Grace Marie Lopez, Chien Lee, Atharva Vyawahare
    • Third Place: Autumn Burgett, Rachel Honeywell, Breannlyn Archer, Kailey Rich, Cassidy Brown, Megan Waldrop

Spring expo has moved online. For more info email Gareth Jones at ghjones@uab.edu

The Spring Expo will be held virtually from April 21-24, 2020 on Canvas. Abstract submissions for the Spring Expo are now open — due April 13, 2020.

If you are not presenting or judging but would like to attend the Virtual Spring Expo as a guest, please register here.


  • April 13: Abstracts due
  • April 15: Students upload presentations by April 20
  • April 21: Registration sign up for non-presenter attendees
  • April 21-23: Judges and the UAB community can watch presentations and fill out rubrics, and watch Keynote address
  • April 23: Judging of presentations finishes
  • April 24: Announcements of winners

Virtual Spring Expo 2020 Steps:

  1. Submit your abstract by April 13 here. After all abstracts have been submitted, you will be assigned a number for submission purposes and registered for the Canvas course. Look for the invitation to join the course.
  2. Create your presentation. All presentations must be 10 minutes or less.

    This can be done in multiple ways:

    • 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
  3. Submit your presentation to the Canvas page with your designated number section beginning April 15-April 20 (detailed instructions for uploading will be provided in Canvas
  4. Judges and the community have access beginning on April 21-23. Both can leave comments and feedback for your presentation
  5. Winners announced on April 24

Further details will be published soon.


Undergraduate Research Workshop: How to Create the Perfect Poster

Undergraduate Research Workshop: How to Give a Great Presentation