Showcase Objective

The USFSM Student Showcase for Projects, Research, and Innovation is an opportunity for USFSM students to present academic work, learn from peers, and network with USFSM Faculty members. Academic projects, research experiments, innovative ideas, or visual/performing arts (music, drama, dance) from any USFSM college (CLASS, CSM, COB, CHTL) are eligible for consideration. Graduate and undergraduate students from all USFSM Colleges are encouraged to submit an abstract describing their research results or art project. The submission of team projects is welcomed.

Important Dates


Any USFSM undergraduate or graduate student can apply.

To participate, students must be registered in the Spring 2018 semester.

USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg, and Mote Marine students may participate if they have USFSM Faculty sponsor their work; these students will be judged in a separate category, “Affiliate Institutions,” and can only be eligible for merit awards.

Applicants must have a USFSM mentor to sponsor their submission.

Submit Your Work

All submissions require a 250-word abstract. A panel of faculty reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the project’s significance within its academic discipline. Examples of judging rubrics can be found on the "Submissions and Guidelines" page. Based on these reviews, the panel will select and invite students to present their work as a poster or oral presentation.

Topics Eligible for Submission


Art (visual/performing)



Communication Sciences & Disorders


Curriculum & Instruction


Educational Leadership

Elementary Education




Hospitality Management

Information Systems/Decision Sciences

Information Technology

Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Literacies Education



Mathematics & Statistics

Professional & Technical Communication



Social Work

Teacher Preparation

Types of Projects Accepted

Action Research

Applied Projects & Applied Research

Business Plans

Case Studies

Community-Based Projects

Consulting Projects

Creative Works

Curriculum Design

Data Analyses

Descriptive Research

Ethnographic Research

Experimental Research

Innovative Projects

Literature Review

Mixed Methods Research

News Media Projects

Online Projects

Performance Projects (music, drama, dance)

Qualitative Projects

Quantitative Projects

Quasi-experimental Projects

Service and Leadership Projects

Awards (Pending Funding)

Travel awards may be granted to outstanding students.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Student Showcase for Projects, Research, and Innovation:

Student Show Case Sponsors
April 5th, 2019