2017 Student Research Showcase

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An online science communication competition

Join undergraduate, graduate, and high school students April 3–10, 2017, as they compete for awards in recognition of outstanding virtual research presentations.


2017 Competition Timeline

December 9:  Registration opens and project approval begins.Submit an abstract of your project by email with the subject line Student Showcase Project Description.

February 22:  Project approval and registration deadline 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

March 22:  Presentation submission deadline 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

March 27-31:  Verification of student presentation websites

March 31:  Publication of student presentations to Showcase competition website

April 3:  Judging begins, including discussion period between students and judges

April 10:  Judging concludes at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

April 14:  Student award winners announced

April 28:  Feedback from judges sent to all presenting students

Help Promote the Showcase

Download and use this flyer.


Congratulations to the division and section winners of the 2016 Student Research Showcase! Results are now available.

2016 Presentation Websites

Tips for the 2016 Student Research Showcase 

Two of the top presenters of 2015, Luka Negoita and Weelic Chong, share their advice and experience in a series of videos.  




Monetary awards of up to US $500 are to given to the top Graduate, Undergraduate and High School winners within each category. Winner of the People’s Choice Award is selected based on a public vote and receives a $250 monetary award. Awards are partly based on the total number of registrants per category and differ year to year. All student presenters will receive a certificate of participation.

Volunteer as a Judge

Members are encouraged to sign up as a judge for Sigma Xi’s Student Research Showcase. Judges evaluate up to 10 presentation websites, interact with presenters by leaving comments, and provide feedback. Judging takes place April 3–April 10 so you can fit the evaluations in as your schedule permits. 

Sigma Xi members can volunteer to be a competition judge using this online form.

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