Research Showcase

The Williams Honors College hosts an Research Showcase in the Fall and Spring semesters, where students have an opportunity to present the research and projects that they have undertaken. Moreover, our guests will have a chance to learn more about the Honors Research Projects and what's going on in the college. The presentations are meant to be short, informal summaries of the work, and can take the form of a poster, computer presentation, or exhibition of a creative work.

The Showcase will take place in the Williams Honors Complex and students will display their work throughout the space. As guests, faculty, and other students explore, our students will be expected to be available for approximately an hour to discuss their project and answer questions.

Students are invited to submit a brief summary of their project, prepared as three slides using PowerPoint or similar software.

  • The first slide should be a title slide, containing your name(s), project title, major, etc.
  • The remaining two slides should summarize the work and highlight its accomplishments.

This is intended to be a brief description of your project and its important contributions. UA PowerPoint templates are available at www.uakron.edu/im/resources/brand/powerpoint.

Spring 2022

The Spring 2022 Research Showcase will be held on April 29, 2022 and there will be three sessions for students to highlight their accomplishments. Students may complete the following form to indicate their desired session and presentation format:
https://akron.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0feLEzbI8SgJksS

There are a number of majors that require students to present their Honors Research Project in a separate event. Students in these majors will not have to present their projects twice, but instead are allowed to only present at their department event. These programs include

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business – Integrated Business Forum
  • Economics
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering

and this list will be updated as additional opportunities arise. In addition, students that present work related to their Honors Project at an alternative event are also not required to participate in the Williams Honors College Research Showcase.

Fall 2022

The Fall 2022 Research Showcase is tentative, depending on the state of campus at the end of term and appropriate social distancing guidelines. If held, the event is scheduled for December 2, 2022 in the Williams Honors College complex.