Supported Conferences

Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research

Each year students and mentors from across Utah gather to share academic, research, and creative activities with oral presentations and posters. Utah Valley University is hosting the conference in 2017, and MSE students and their mentors are encouraged to participate.


Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2016

Conference: February 17, 2017 Sorenson Student Center, Utah Valley University


Information on UCUR  



McKay School of Education 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentation Competition

Information on 3MT

Proposal deadline: February 10th, at 11:59 pm

Competition date: February 28th, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:30

Place: TBA

Application process:  Masters, Education Specialists, and Doctoral candidates may download the application found here:  3MT Competitor Application.  Submit your application electronically to Lynnette Christensen at by the deadline. Competition process: All applications will be reviewed by a committee of judges. The top 12 applicants will be invited to present at the competition. Refreshments will be served.


MSE Awards include:

1st place: $500

2nd place: $300

3rd place: $200


BYU Competition:  Individual BYU colleges hold their own competitions near the beginning of winter semester to determine which two competitors (per college) will advance to the university-wide competition, which will be held Thursday, March 9th, 2017 from 11AM -12PM in the Varsity Theater.


Competition date: Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Time: 11AM-12PM

Place: WSC Varsity Theater


BYU Awards include:

1st place: $5,000

2nd place: $2,500

3rd place: $1,000

People’s Choice: $1,000


Information on 3MT

3MT Competitor Application

McKay School 3MT Competition Videos


Mentored Research Conference

Registration deadline: March 6th, 2017, by 11:59pm

Poster Contest deadline: Contest participants must register by March 6th then submit a Powerpoint slide of their poster to by March 11th at 11:59 pm.

Competition date: April 4th, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Location: WSC Ballroom


The conference is held each year to showcase research undergraduate and graduate students are doing with a faculty member in the McKay School. Presentations are poster style.


Each student who participates is given funding to produce a high quality color printed poster. All students are invited to participate.



Three awards will be given at the graduate level and three at the undergraduate level.

1st place $500 (awarded to student & faculty)

2nd place $300 (awarded to student & faculty)

3rd place $200 (awarded to student & faculty)


Who is required to participate?

The following requirements from the McKay School are the minimum. Each department has a set of requirements as well. Please contact your department for additional information.


Required Participants


1. Students who are being funded for work on research projects. (MSE, ORCA, MEG, MUR)

2. Students who are being funded as research assistants.

3. Masters, Educational Specialists, and Doctoral students who are not being paid for their research but their departments require their participation.


Registration Form

Judging Criteria

Poster Guidelines


Poster Examples

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