In accordance with USF System policies announced on March 11th, 2020, and in order to protect the health of students, faculty, staff, and the wider community, the USF Sarasota Manatee Student Showcase for Projects, Research, and Innovation will not be held this year.
We sincerely wish to thank the students who applied to present, as well as the faculty and staff members who assist in making this celebration of student research a success every year.
For more information on the USF System's response to the coronavirus, please see this page: https://www.usf.edu/coronavirus/
The USF Sarasota Manatee Student Showcase for Projects, Research, and Innovation is an opportunity for USF Sarasota Manatee students to present academic work, learn from peers, and network with USF Sarasota Manatee Faculty members. Academic projects, research experiments, innovative ideas, or visual/performing arts (music, drama, dance) from any USF Sarasota Manatee college (CLASS, CSM, COB, CHTL) are eligible for consideration. Graduate and undergraduate students from all USF Sarasota Manatee Colleges are encouraged to submit an abstract describing their research results or art project. The submission of team projects is welcomed.
Important Dates for the 2020 Showcase:
- January 2020 or earlier: Select a USF Sarasota Manatee Faculty Member as a mentor and begin project.
Friday, February 7, 2020: Last day to notify the showcase committee (email@example.com) of intent to submit an abstract.
Monday, February 10, 2020: Abstract submission opens online.
Friday, February 21, 2020: Last day to submit abstracts online. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 6, 2020: Students notified of acceptance, presentation type, and presentation time by this date.
Week of March 23, 2020 (tentative): Writing and Presentation Workshops for accepted applicants [optional]
Friday, April 3, 2020: Showcase will be held throughout the day (~9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) in Selby Auditorium.
Any USF Sarasota Manatee undergraduate or graduate student can apply.
To participate, students must be registered in the Spring 2020 semester.
USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg, and Mote Marine students may participate if they have USF Sarasota Manatee Faculty sponsor their work; these students will be judged in a separate category, “Affiliate Institutions,” and can only be eligible for merit awards.
Applicants must have a USF Sarasota Manatee mentor to sponsor their submission.
Submit Your Work
All submissions require a 250-word abstract. A panel of faculty reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the project’s significance within its academic discipline. Examples of judging rubrics can be found on the "Submissions and Guidelines" page. Based on these reviews, the panel will select and invite students to present their work as a poster or oral presentation.
Topics Eligible for Submission
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Curriculum & Instruction
Information Systems/Decision Sciences
Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
Professional & Technical Communication
Types of Projects Accepted
Applied Projects & Applied Research
Mixed Methods Research
News Media Projects
Performance Projects (music, drama, dance)
Service and Leadership Projects
Click here to view a Flickr photo gallery from the 2019 Student Showcase for Projects, Research and Innovation.
We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Student Showcase for Projects, Research, and Innovation: