Beginning Tuesday, Research Week celebrates scholarly and creative activity at UNK

KEARNEY – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is highlighting the scholarly and creative activities of its faculty and students during Research Week 2021.

The multidisciplinary event, which begins Tuesday and ends Friday, serves as both a celebration of the excellent work being done on campus and as an intellectual platform for faculty and students from a variety of academic programs to share their projects.

Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Office of Graduate Studies and Division of Research, Research Week includes Student Research Days that allow undergraduate and graduate students to present and discuss their projects, as well as the unveiling of UNK’s annual faculty research magazine, New Frontiers.

Faculty featured in the 2020 edition of New Frontiers will be recognized 11 a.m. Tuesday during an event livestreamed on Zoom. This year’s edition of the research magazine will be unveiled 10:30 a.m. Wednesday during an event livestreamed at the same link.

Canvas, the university’s cloud-based learning management system, will serve as the main hub for Research Week, which features a blended format.

Undergraduate and graduate students will showcase their work through 10-minute oral presentations livestreamed on Zoom, virtual posters displayed on Canvas or a traditional poster gallery inside the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room. Virtual posters will be accompanied by three-minute videos describing the projects and discussion boards that allow UNK students, faculty and staff to interact with each other by asking questions and sharing feedback. Performing arts projects are also recorded and shared on Canvas.

The online Research Week events can be accessed here. You must click “Join this Course” to view the content.

Attendance at the in-person poster galleries inside the Ponderosa Room will be limited to 20 people at a time and attendees must wear face masks. To promote social distancing, students aren’t required to stand in front of their posters and answer questions. Guests are encouraged to check out the projects individually.

Undergraduate and graduate student awards will be announced 4:30 p.m. Friday during a virtual ceremony.


Tuesday, March 30
11 a.m. – 2020 New Frontiers recognition event on Zoom

Wednesday, March 31
10:30 a.m. – 2021 New Frontiers unveiling and recognition event on Zoom

Thursday, April 1
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Oral presentations (livestreamed on Zoom)
1 to 4 p.m. – Poster gallery in Ponderosa Room

Friday, April 2
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Oral presentations (livestreamed on Zoom)
1 to 4 p.m. – Poster gallery in Ponderosa Room
4:30 p.m. – Awards ceremony on Zoom