Engineering Research Fair

Engineering Research Fair Welcome Table
Undergraduate Research Programs (ISUR/MUSE/PURE)
Autonomous Materials Systems (AMS)


Students in Research Fair







Every semester, the College of Engineering Deans Student Advisory Committee (DSAC), Office of Research, and Undergraduate Programs Office hosts the Engineering Research Fair in Illini Union Rooms ABC. The research fair is held at the beginning of the semester to showcase the variety of research across the College and to provide resources to undergraduate students, including information about research opportunities on- and off-campus.

Undergraduate research is a high-impact best practice in undergraduate education. Research experiences help transform students into scientists and engineers and prepare them for graduate and professional schools. Through research experiences, our students become part of the research community, engage in mentored research, and connect with other undergraduate researchers. They also develop technical, communication, and interpersonal skills.

The research fair is an opportunity for research groups/centers

  • To share information about the research lab/programs
  • To recruit undergraduate research assistants/interns
  • For undergraduate and graduate students to present their research
  • To inspire undergraduates to do research and pursue graduate degrees

If you are seeking ways to connect with undergraduate students, we encourage you to sign up to present in the research fair!


  1. When is the next research fair?
  2. How do I sign up to present in the research fair?
  3. What are the presentation options?
    • For the virtual fair, there will be recorded presentations to view over the two days of the fair. Live sessions will be for students to interact with the presenters and ask questions. Options include (but not limited to) presenting a poster, a paper, and/or conducting a demonstration about your research. Other formats will also be considered.
  4. How many representatives from our group are allowed to join the fair?
    • There is no limit as to the number of representatives per group. If you will present more than one poster or need more space for 2-3 presentations, please make sure to include this information in the sign up form.
  5. How do I register to attend the fair?

For inquiries, please contact Natasha Mamaril (Associate Director for Undergraduate Research, Engineering) at 217.244.9995 or

More photos from past research fairs