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, 2022 $25 per presentation
Conference Website: Information on UCUR 2022
Date and Location: Friday, February 25, 2022 at Dixie State University
McKay School of Education 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Presentation Competition
Proposal deadline: February 3, 2022, 11:59 pm
Competition date: Tuesday March 1, 2022
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.
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 10, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Place: WSC Varsity Theater
First place: $2,000
Second place: $1,500
Third place: $1,000
People's Choice: $500; Remaining Participants: $250
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, February 22, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.
Poster Contest Submission deadline: Students who wish to participate in the poster contest at the conference must email a PDF of their poster to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.
Poster Finalist Competition date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
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.
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 the MSE Mentored Research Conference.