Research Week



In 2008, a new tradition of celebrating and showcasing academic accomplishments was established through Research Day. Over the years it has evolved into a week-long event filled with multidisciplinary presentations, demonstrations, and lectures. At the University of the Incarnate Word we take pride in our research and know that through our search for and communication of truth, we become stronger in educating “concerned and enlightened citizens within the global community.”

 As we enter into our 11th year and the San Antonio Tricentennial, join us as we celebrate “A History of Mission Driven Scholarship” the week of February 19-23, 2018 at the Student Engagement Center.

Accepting Abstracts: September 5 – November 12, 2017

Presentation categories include: poster presentations, podium presentations, performing arts, visual arts,  interactive demos, Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), and the Faculty Service Learning Showcase. 


 Submission Guide



Traditional Academic

Traditional Academic

Poster and Podium Presentations


  • Poster

    The poster presentation is open to any discipline and will include a formal poster session. 

    Poster Submission Guide

  • Podium 

    Podium presentations are open to those who feel their discipline or area of study is better-suited to podium presentations.  Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes. 

    Podium Submission Guide

  • Faculty Service Learning Showcase

    Submissions are open to faculty members and administrators. We seek best practices, examples, theories, scholarship, and grant writing skills related to all aspects of service learning. 

    Service Learning at UIW includes community service which a) is required in the class or the program, b) is completed to better understand course or program content, c) reflects concern for the well-being of the community, and d) helps students to reflect, find meaning in their lives, and keep engaged to be good citizens in the future.

    Faculty Service Learning Submission Guide

    Faculty Service Learning Showcase Website



Creative Works

Creative Works

Performing Arts, Visual & Creative Arts, and Proceedings Cover Art




Innovative Platforms

Innovative Platforms

Interactive Demos and Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) 


  • Interactive Demos

    Interactive submissions are open to any type of interactive or hands on research displays. 

    Interactive Demos Submission Guide

  • 3MT®

    Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition in which students have only three minutes to present a compelling speech about their research and its significance. The competition gives students valuable practice in editing and condensing difficult research, and an opportunity to excel at a public presentation of that research, using non-specialist language, to their peers, professors, and the public.

    3MT Submission Guide



Proposals to present at the 11th Annual Research Week are being accepted from September 5, 2017- November 12, 2017. This year we will be using Submittable to collect abstracts. Only submissions received online will be reviewed. 

How to submit your abstract using Submittable

  1. Click the Submit button below. Then once on the page, click the Submit button next to the category you wish to submit to, or if you are already within a submission category, scroll down to the Create your account / Have an account? Sign in form.   * The Research Week category includes: Poster, Podium, Performing Arts, Visual and Creative Arts, Proceedings Cover Art, and Interactive Demo. 
  1. If you already have a Submittable account, click the Have an account? Sign in tab to sign in to your account. If you don't remember your password, use the Forgot link on the login form. Or, go directly to the Forgot Password page.
  1. If you don't have a Submittable account, create a free account by filling out the Create your account form.
  1. Click the Create Account and Continue button to continue with the organization's submissions process. You can now use this account login when submitting to any organization that uses Submittable. 
  1. Once you have submitted to Research Week, Faculty Service Learning Showcase, or 3MT®
    you can check the status of your submission by logging in to your Submittable account at

Category Selection

11th Annual Research Week

  • Poster
  • Podium
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual and Creative Arts
  • Proceedings Cover Art
  • Interactive Demo

Faculty Service Learning Showcase (Faculty and Administrators Only)

  • Poster
  • Podium

3MT® - Three Minute Thesis- (Graduate Students Only)  


Submit your Proposal 






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 All research week proceedings and event programs can be found at: 






Dr. Trinidad Macias

(210) 805-2539