Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR)

Each year students and mentors from across Utah gather to share academic, research, and creative activities with oral presentations and posters. Every year a different university hosts the conference, and MSE students and their mentors are encouraged to participate. BYU covers the expense of the conference registration and transportation (chartered bus) for all students presenting as well as for faculty mentors who attend.

Proposal deadline: No longer being accepted
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2023 
Date: February 17, 2023
Location: University of Utah
Conference Website: Information on UCUR 2023

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

Proposal deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023, 11:59 pm
Competition date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: 185 MCKB
Application process: Master's, Education Specialists, and Doctoral candidates may download the application found here: 3MT Competitor Application. Questions? Contact Lynnette_Christensen@byu.edu. Presentation details will be emailed to applicants after the proposal deadline.

MSE Awards:
First place: $500
Second place: $300
Third place: $200

BYU Competition: Individual BYU colleges hold their competitions to determine one competitor who will advance to the university-wide competition.

BYU Competition date: March 15, 2023
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Place: WSC Varsity Theater

BYU Awards:
First place: $2,000
Second place: $1,500
Third place: $1,000
Presenters' Choice: $500
All other presenters: $250

Information on 3MT (includes videos of university-level presentations)
3MT Competitor Application Judging Criteria

MSE Mentored Research Conference

This conference is held annually to showcase research activities of undergraduate and graduate students mentored by McKay School faculty. Presentations are poster style and each student who chooses to participate should produce a PDF of a high-quality color research poster (see poster guidelines below). All students engaged in MSE/EPP research activities are invited to participate.

Conference Registration deadline - all participants must register using the Registration Form by Tuesday, March 7, 2023 by 11:59pm.
Poster Contest Submission deadline: Students who wish to participate in the poster contest at the conference must email a PDF of their poster to citessec@byu.edu by Saturday, March 18th, 2023 by 11:59pm.
Poster Finalist Competition date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony to follow
Location: WSC Garden Court

Awards will be given at the graduate and undergraduate levels.Faculty must be present at the awards ceremony to receive their award.
First place: $500 student and $500 faculty mentor
Second place: $300 student and $300 faculty mentor
Third place: $200 student and $200 faculty mentor
Honorable Mention: $100 student and $100 faculty mentor

Who is invited 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.

Invited Participants:

  1. Students who receive MSE funding for work on research projects
  2. Students who receive MSE funding as research assistants
  3. Master's, Educational Specialists, and Doctoral students who are not being paid for their research but are required by their departments to participate

Funded graduate students are invited to participate in both the 3MT and theMSE Mentored Research Conference.

Registration Form

Judging Criteria

Poster Guidelines

Poster Examples

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