Research and Creative Activity Fair FAQs
Q: What is the Research and Creative Activity Fair?
A: The Student Research and Creative Activity Fair (RCAF) provides a venue for UNO students, undergraduate and graduate, to showcase their research and creative activity as demonstrations/exhibits, oral presentations, performances and posters.
Q: When and where is the RCAF?
A: The 13th Annual RCAF will be held on March 26, 2021. Student presentations will take place virtually from 9:00am - 4:00pm. An awards ceremony will begin shortly after all presentations are finished.
Q: Is it open to the public?
A: Yes. Please contact Katy Vitale for guest details.
Q: Is there a schedule for the day?
A: Yes. Click here for the full event schedule from last year. The 2021 schedule will be available closer to the Fair date.
Q: Who can participate?
A: All UNO students from all disciplines, departments, and degree levels, inlcuding engineering students from the UNL College of Engineering on the Scott Campus, are welcome to present. You must have a faculty advisor who worked with you regarding the project. Follow the guidelines for additional information.
Q: What types of presentations are possible?
A: Participants may display their work as a(n):
- Oral Presentation
- Poster Presentation
Oral presentations and performances have a 13 minute time limit (including questions).
Q: Does my project have to be complete to participate?
A: No. Even if your project is still in progress, you may present what you have accomplished so far and what you anticipate to accomplish with your project.
Q: Where can I get my poster printed?
A: The UNO Creative Production Lab offers large format printing. Their prices, deadlines, and policies can be found on their website. ORCA does not cover the cost of printing posters. We encourage students to use Adobe Spark via UNO's Adobe Cloud License to create theirvirtual posters. Other free virtual presentation options we encourage students to use but arenot required: PowerPoint, Emaze, Visme, Goolge Slides, and Canva.
Q: Are group presentations allowed?
A: Yes. Each presentation must have a primary presenter and that person should submit the registration and list the other presenters in the designated form block.
Q: Can I present more than one project?
A: Yes. Each presenter may participate in up to two fair presentations.
Q: How do I register for the RCAF?
A: The registration instructions are available here. Registration opened on November 23, 2020, and closes on February 5, 2021.
Q: Will my presentation be judged?
A: Yes. We have enlisted the help of many Omaha community members to serve as judges. Judges will not be specialists in any particular discipline and will evaluate the general presentation skills of the participants. The evaluation form may be viewed here.
Q: Are any prizes awarded?
A: Yes. The number of awards and amounts are to be determined. The ceremony will take place after all presentations have been delivered, at approximately 4PM.