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Engineering Research Showcase

On Thursday, April 19, 2018, the Graduate Engineering Association (GEA), in collaboration with the Self Undergraduate Engineering Program, will hold their Annual Engineering Research Showcase. This event gives undergraduate and graduate engineering students the opportunity to present their research in a poster or presentation competition. New this year, we will include lab posters to help students identify opportunities to get involved in research. Students apply online for the Engineering Research Showcase. Applications are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 30th. Students may participate in both the poster and/or presentation competition and cash prizes are awarded to top competitors. There is supplemental information to help students prepare for the competition on the School of Engineering resources website. Contact the Research & Outreach Committee (lafikes@ku.eduwith questions about this event.  ​​

Competition Information:

  • Applications for both the poster and presentation competition can be submitted online here, or submitted electronically to gea@ku.edu.
  • Completed applications including abstracts are due March 30th
  • Space may be limited – submit early to secure a spot
  • Presentation competition locations will be posted in early April
  • Winning Participants will be notified via email and identified by GEA


Presentations will be accepted from any student currently registered in the School of Engineering based on original research. Participants may present research that is currently submitted to a professional conference. Submissions may have multiple authors, including undergraduate students, students from other disciplines within the university, or people from private firms; the abstract should reflect multiple authorship if the work was carried out by teams. The lead author will be responsible for presenting at the competition. 


The abstract should be no more than 200 words. Competition space is limited, so please submit abstracts as soon as possible. Abstracts will be used to organize the competition and will be published in the competition program. The abstracts will not be judged as part of the competition.

Poster Presentations:

  • GEA is not responsible for printing your poster - ​Printing requests are to be submitted electronically to the Engineering Computing Services Office at least 24 hours prior to competition.
  • Make sure to practice your “poster talk”
  • Poster presentations should be technical and field specific, but take care to promote the overall purpose and goals of the research to ensure the presentation is accessible to the general public

A list of all participants will be posted to this site after the application deadline. 

2017 Research Competition Winners

GEA Poster Winners

  • 1st Place, Kakasaheb Nandiwale, C&PE PhD
  • 2nd Place, Charu Srivatsa, ME PhD (tie)
  • 2nd Place, Tugba Turnaoglu, C&PE PhD (tie)

GEA Presentation Winners

  • 1st Place, Alex Peebles, BioE MS
  • 2nd Place, Negar Nazari, PetE MS
  • 3rd Place, Kyle Boone, BioE PhD

A full list of last years participants can be found here.


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