How to Participate in Student Showcase 2014

Student Showcase have moved away from homecoming. It will be on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016, from 9am to 5pm on the UA mall in front of the Student Union. 

More information will come later this fall.


The Student Showcase attracts the best of student academic work at the University of Arizona, and thus it is quite competitive.





The application process is as follows:

Students submit their application form along with the supplement about their research.

The application review committee will be reviewing each application, and score them based on the quality of the answers as well as the final judging guideline. If in the case of scoring ties, the order of application submission will be used as a tie-breaker. Student Showcase will accept around 100 projects this year. 

The physical exhibits include a 4' x 8' display board where students from all areas of academic study display their projects. Many students incorporate technology or three-dimensional materials supporting their research.

*For fine arts students, if you wish to include live performance in your exhibition, please contact Jared Young, the GPSC Events Director at 626-6122 or, to discuss what is feasible in the setting. The GPSC will again provide a performing space for Student Showcase 2014 for those would like to present in a lecture-performance format. The lecture-performances will be limited to 15 minutes long, and you will be required to present it twice on the day of the event. 

Tentative timeline for showcase:

8:00am - Exhibitors set up

9:00am - Showcase starts

9:30-11:30am - First Judging Round

1:00pm-3:00pm - Second Judging Round

4:00pm - Award Ceremony


Students receive prize money by demonstrating the ability to discuss the cultural implications of their work in combination with exceptional talent and research skills.

A panel of faculty, fellow students, and community members judge the exhibits. Judges consider overall display, clarity of presentation, and the exhibitors' ability to field questions concerning their project, in addition to the academic and/or scientific merit and the value of their research to the community.

If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate & Professional Student Council.



Student Showcase is organized by categories and then undergraduate and graduate divisions within each category or subject area. This categorization facilitates the judges' evaluation of the various entries.

The categories are as follows:

  • Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

  • Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture

  • Biological Sciences

  • Business, Public Administration, and Economics

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Health Sciences

  • Humanities, Literature and Languages

  • Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science

  • Public Health

  • Social Sciences and Law

  • Visual and Performing Arts


Exhibits displayed in recent Student Showcases include:

Engaging Others in Social Networking Sites: Research on MySpace and Facebook

Landscape, Bourgeoisie, and National Identity: An Equation Proposed by Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape Painting

Innovative Electrochemical Technology for Removing Contaminants in Water

More projects can be found at:

Resources Available On Campus for Your Large Posters

1st floor in UA Main Library
Their turnaround time is 24 hours, and they offer rush services on request (and for a fee).
Music Building Room 137
You can make an appointment with the MLL staff to output high-quality, large-format prints on the labs Epson 9600. This color inkjet can print archival-quality images up to 43" on the short side and any reasonable length on the long side.
Student Union
Offers full color and black & white oversized printing ranging from 36 inches wide by 150 feet. Pricing varies based on paper quality.


Resources Available Off Campus for Your Large Posters

2607 E Speedway Blvd, Open 24 hours 
Offers full color and black & white oversized printing ranging from 2'x3' to 3'x4' to 4'x8'.
Special Deal: 3'x4' poster in full color laminated - $39 before tax - ask for the "GPSC 2014 Project" rates
(PDFs preferred for printing)