The Mansfield Library has been archiving UMCUR posters and presentations in ScholarWorks for the last several years. ScholarWorks is UM’s open access, an online repository that helps you document, archive, and share the research and creative scholarship that you present at UMCUR. It provides a permanent record and link to your conference poster or presentation that you can share with future employers, graduate schools, family members, etc. It is where judges will find and view your work.

If you or your faculty mentor/advisor DO NOT wish to make your work openly available online after the conference date and judging period, you will be able to choose a campus access restriction and/or an embargo to limit access to your work. Please contact Wendy Walker at the Mansfield Library if you need more information about these options.


** Note - Submissions for 2021 are now closed.  Please check back in early 2022 for updated instructions on how to submit.

Step One - Create a Record and Submit Your UMCUR Abstract in ScholarWorks

Complete the ScholarWorks Online Submission Form by Monday, March 15 at midnight. No new submissions will be accepted after the deadline unless approved by the committee. It is suggested the final abstract be uploaded at this time. However, edits to the submission (i.e. updates to abstract, data & authors) may be made any time prior to the presentation upload deadline (Sunday, April 11 at midnight).
Step One - Create a Record and Submit Your UMCUR Abstract in ScholarWorks-printable

  1. Go to:
  2. Click Submit Event (left-hand menu)
  3. Log in with your NetID and password
  4. Read and accept the submission agreement
  5. Complete the form up through the Category field
  6. Click Submit

Step Two - Upload Your File(s) to ScholarWorks 
Please use the following instructions to upload your presentation materials (video, poster, slides) by the deadline on Sunday, April 11 at midnight.  Primary Authors will receive an email (the week of March 15) outlining Step Two & additional conference logistics.   Step Two - Upload Your UMCUR File(s) to ScholarWorks-printable

 Before you get started:

  • This time you will be revising the record you created in Step One in order to upload your final file(s). DO NOT create a new record.
  • The person who created the record in ScholarWorks must also be the person who uploads the file(s). 
  1. Go to
  2. Click on My Account and log in with your NetID and password.
  3. After you log in, you should see the title of your presentation as a link to the record that you created in Step One. Click this link.
  4. On the next screen, click Revise Submission in the upper left-hand navigation menu.
  5. You should now see the same upload form that you completed in Step One with all of your presentation information (title, authors, etc.) filled in. Scroll down until you see the Presentation/Poster File field where you can upload your file. This is where you should upload your PowerPoint or PDF file with your presentation slides or poster.
  6. In order to upload a recording of your presentation, check the Additional Files checkbox and follow the instructions on the next screen (the Upload Supplemental Content page).
  7. On the Upload Supplemental Content page, upload the video/audio file of your presentation. Once uploaded, wait until a save option appears immediately below the file. Click Save. Then Continue. IMPORTANT - This WILL take a while because audio and video files tend to be large. Be patient, you MUST wait until you see the Save option before clicking Continue.
  8. Click Submit
  9. You may log out after you have received confirmation that your record has been successfully revised (your file has been uploaded).


  • Audio and video files tend to be large and can take time to upload. Please do not wait until the last minute to try to upload your files.
  • If you wish to be judged and eligible for an award, you MUST upload a recording of your presentation. (The PDF or PowerPoint file alone will not be sufficient for judging purposes.)
  • Contact Wendy Walker if you have any problems uploading your files.

All files will be publicly available in ScholarWorks. If, after the judging and award announcements, your faculty mentor wants you to embargo your files and/or make them available only to campus members, please email Wendy Walker.

ScholarWorks related questions contact Wendy Walker. 

Conference-related questions, contact Michelle Eckert.