College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference

INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and the Graduate College are joining forces for a combined conference that’s bigger and better than ever!

Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors across campus are invited to participate in the new INSPIRE Virtual Student Research & Engagement Conference on April 12-13, 2021.

The combined conference will be an opportunity for students to showcase the wide variety of experiential activities in which they participate inside and outside of the classroom, including research, internship, volunteer or study abroad experiences, club activities and/or creative performances.

All students will be required to have a faculty advisor, so please reach out to your students to let them know about this opportunity to highlight their hard work.

Submissions are due March 22, 2021. Projects still “in progress” are eligible to be presented.

Contact Helen Harton or Windee Weiss, conference co-coordinators, with any questions.


Research: Poster or oral presentations on a research or scholarly project.

Volunteer/Internship Experiences: Poster or oral presentations on a discipline-related volunteer, work, or internship experience (e.g., cooperative education, practicum, service learning, study abroad).

Club Activities: Student clubs or groups may propose discipline-related activities (e.g., historical re-enactments, project demonstrations, informational workshops) for poster, oral, table, or other types of presentations/engagement.

Creative Performances: Individuals or groups of students may do various creative performances, exhibits, or demonstrations (e.g., music, art, improv, dance).


The submissions portal will open March 2, 2021. Project submissions are due March 22, 2021.

Note: project does not have to be complete by the submission date.