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Questions and answers about the 2024 Student Showcase:

What's the purpose of the Student Showcase at CMU?

The Student Showcase highlights student works involving creativity, discovery, research, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship. The Showcase builds on classroom experiences and is a venue where students can share their work with faculty, student peers, and community members. It also helps students build upon their presentation and performance skills; these skills can translate into greater success later on in their careers or in graduate school.

Who is eligible to submit an application for the Student Showcase?

Students currently enrolled at Colorado Mesa University or CMU Tech are eligible to apply for participation. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, no matter the program in which they are enrolled.

When is the next Student Showcase and when do I need to register?

 The next Showcase will be on April 26th, 2024. Applications are due by Wednesday, March 6th, 2024.

Are students limited to the number of projects in which they may participate?

Due to time constraints and scheduling concerns, students should plan on presenting no more than two projects for the Showcase. If students are presenting in the Showcase as a course requirement for more than 2 courses, their faculty sponsor should contact the departmental representative on the Showcase Planning Committee to request special permission for the student to participate in more than two projects. Students can participate individually or as part of a group.

How can I apply to participate in the Showcase?

For the 2024 Showcase, the online application will be available in MAVzone starting in February of 2024 and remain there until the application deadline on March 6th. Look for an announcement about applying or check out the How to Apply section of this website for more information.

Is there a registration fee in order to partcipate in the Student Showcase?

No, the Student Showcase is open for free to all registered students at Colorado Mesa University and CMU Tech.

Do I need a faculty sponsor in order to participate in the Showcase?

Yes. All applications must identify a faculty sponsor. You should confirm that the faculty member agrees to provide mentorship for your project prior to completing the application. You may have more than one faculty sponsor if that is appropriate.

Is parking available for guests (including family members/friends/community members) who want to attend the Showcase?

Yes. It is recommended that guests park in one of the following areas on campus which are designated for Showcase:

  • University Center (UC) Parking Garage (CP11, P1)
  • The Parking Area west of the Art Building (CP9)
  • Maverick Center (MC) Parking Garage
  • Health Science (HS) Parking Lots (M16 and M26)
  • Any of the Pay to Park lots (P2, P3, P4, P5, P6)

Guests parking in these areas will NOT be ticketed on the day of this year's Showcase, April 26th, 2024. A parking map will be closer to the event if you need more information on these areas.