President's Academic Showcase
As a part of Concordia University’s commitment to academic excellence, Concordia holds an annual President’s Academic Showcase of Undergraduate Research. The competition is a chance for top students to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on an undergraduate research project that the student chooses. The competition is inter-disciplinary, drawing entries from biology, English, theology, behavioral sciences, music, theater, education, business, communication studies, psychology, art, chemistry, history, anthropology, linguistics and mathematics (i.e. any academic discipline). A panel of faculty, selected from across the disciplines, serves as judges for the showcase. There are two levels of competition: Tier One for upperclassman and Tier Two for freshmen and sophomores. Prizes for winners range from $200 to $1500, with over $5000 in prizes given out. Besides the monetary prizes, this is an excellent opportunity for you to exercise your academic muscles and delve deeper into a particular discipline and experience cutting-edge research. If you plan to go to graduate school this would be the best way to boost your resume with real hands-on research experience. Projects can be a new project (eligible to earn 3 units of independent study credit) or can be an extension of a research project done as part of a class.

Important dates:
• Sign up by January 26, 2018
• Research paper – no minimum length, maximum 25 pages, due March 20, 2018
• Academic Poster – due at campus Poster Session on April 5, 2018
• Finalist Presentations - April 11, 2018

If you would like to formally sign-up for the Showcase, please complete the form below. If you are working as a team with a partner, ONLY submit ONE sign-up form. Make sure to list your partner's name in the appropriate box. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Melinda Schulteis ( or Dr. Erin Nelson (

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If you plan to work with a team, please enter your team members' first and last names here (leave blank if working alone):
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What is your class level?
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What is the academic discipline of the paper (i.e. history, chemistry, psychology, etc.)?
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Who will be your faculty mentor? Make sure you have had a formal conversation about having them serve as your mentor. We will be emailing them to verify your arrangement.
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What is a tentative title for the paper you plan to submit?
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