Celebrate FAQs

How do I apply to present?

The application process is completed online. If you have problems, please email us UGResearch@purdue.edu.

Can I still apply if I am still in the early stages of my research?

Yes. Your research project does not have to be completed to be considered. Many students present ongoing research with preliminary results or anticipated findings. Students also submit to present knowing that by the time of Celebrate they will have a more robust product.

Can I submit applications for more than one research project?

No, only one application per student.

What format should I submit for my project?

The limits of your imagination. If you have a project that involves an open space, music, large areas, etc., we will try our best to accommodate it. In the past, we have had airplanes, robots, vehicles, and light shows with sensors. However, you cannot bring oil or other flammable materials into the Co-Rec. Student presenters' solution has been to remove engines or to clean them out before bringing them.

What space is allocated to me?

Each submission will receive a 6' table with a black tablecloth and two chairs. If additional space is needed, this should be noted on the application. You should also include if electricity is needed or if special accommodations are needed for getting the project in the Co-Rec.

Can I bring a poster?

You may bring a poster if it is to supplement what you will be displaying, showing, or engaging with during the event. This is not a poster symposium. If you do bring a poster, there are NOT display boards to place your poster up, so you should mount your poster on foam-core board. Limited easels are available and should be noted in your application if needed.

How do I print a poster if I want to bring one to supplement my display?

Check with your research mentor to see if there are printing options within your department, program, or college/school. ITaP offers wide format printing options in the WALC and Hicks libraries. The cost is $4/linear foot with 3'-wide paper.

Discovery Park has a wide-format printer that Engineering projects and Discovery Park projects can utilize. Please see their informational flier, and remember that they need at least two business days' notice.

Faculty: If you are able to cover students' poster printing costs, but the students must print on one of the ITaP poster printers, contact itap@purdue.edu to request to set up an account for students to use to print posters. A ticket will be created and an individual will be in touch with you.