We are pleased to announce that the UIC Student Research Forum and the UIC Impact Day events will be combined and re-shaped into one cohesive event which will be known as UIC Impact and Research Day.

The UIC Impact and Research Day (IRD) is an event in which the campus celebrates the wealth of research and engagements across all disciplines carried out by the dedicated undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of this campus. The IRD provides a venue for students at UIC to present their research and other scholarly pursuits and discuss the impact of those experiences.

Students from all disciplines (Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Humanities, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, among others) are invited to present in one of four formats:  a research poster, an impact poster or display, a 10-minute oral presentation, or a creative presentation.  Research presentations and impact posters are accompanied by a poster or other visual display that captures the spirit of the research work and/or highlights key features of the project while creative presentations could include a recital or art display.  Oral presentations will focus on an engagement experience.  Each format will be judged by a mix of faculty and alumni judges during a high-energy, 3-hour session.  For those students enrolled in the Honors College, each of these formats will meet capstone requirements.

Monetary awards will be given in various categories.   More information on each category including the requirements for each category can be found here.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in this event, please call (312) 413-0075 or email ovcrweb@uic.edu at least one week prior to the event.

Due to recent events, the UIC Forum is requiring metal detector screening and bag searches by a licensed security firm.  We will have four lines open in order to expedite the screening.  We know this might take some extra time and apologize for any inconvenience caused.  For a list of prohibited items, please see below.  I’ve also attached our facility guide in case you have any other questions regarding building policy.

•            Professional cameras
•            Laser pointers
•            Mace
•            Weapons of any kind including knives, spikes, sticks, or anything else deemed unsafe
•            Aerosol cans
•            Bottles or cans
•            Outside food or beverages
•            Noisemakers or air horns
•            Graphic boards
•            Pyrotechnic devices
•            Strollers
•            Balloons