College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

CSBS Student Research & Engagement Conference

INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference



Students from all majors across campus are invited to participate in the annual INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference, sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. 

The INSPIRE conference is an opportunity for students to showcase the wide variety of experiential activities in which they participate in and outside of the classroom. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to present their research, internship, volunteer and study abroad experiences, club activities and creative performances. Come share your work and help inspire fellow students, faculty and the UNI campus community!

Interested students: please be sure to review the Presentation Guidelines and coordinate your project presentation with a designated faculty advisor. Since this year’s conference is a little earlier than usual, students are welcome to submit unfinished projects and present as “in progress.” Submissions are due March 12.

Contact Helen Harton, conference coordinator, with any questions.




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).


Project submissions are due March 12, 2020 via the submission link below.

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

Submit Your Project