Research and Creativity Expo

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The McNair Scholars Program with the Offices of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Associate Chancellor for Diversity is hosting the 1st Annual Research and Creativity Recruitment Expo at SIUC Campus. Students from all levels and all areas of study are invited to attend the event and become aware of the various undergraduate research-based opportunities, participate in interactive workshops, and network with faculty.

The goal of the Expo:

  • Increase awareness of research and creative opportunities available to undergraduates
  • Facilitate an inclusive research and creative campus environment by connecting underrepresented students to opportunities on and off campus.
  • Showcase current undergraduate research and creative projects.
  • Connect faculty with interested students.
  • Recruit for McNair Program, REACH Competition, Energy Scholars, Innovation Fellow, University Honors Program, and Externship Program.
  • Disseminate research/creativity interest inventory to collect student information and potential interest.

This is an excellent platform for faculty and programs to show the various undergraduate research and creative opportunities available to students. The Expo also provides faculty an opportunity to submit a research or creative project by filling out the Opportunity Submission Form

Meanwhile, students from all levels and majors can participate in interactive workshops and network with faculty who are looking to engage students in their respective areas.

Student and faculty talks are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Expo will also feature two interactive workshops:

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Laxmi Sagwan-Barkdoll, PhD 
    • DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis.
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m.   – Devin Collins, PhD student in Communication Studies
    • Creating Depressme Street: Using Puppetry as a Way to Investigate Personal and Cultural Relationships to Mental Health

For registration to these workshops, RSVP to or complete the registration form.