Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Griffis Hall

Additional Information

Student projects will be on display from 1:00pm-3:30pm in Griffis Hall. There will be an awards ceremony in the Griffis Hall Forum Room (401) at 4:00pm.

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm, Friday, July 6, 2018


The Undergraduate Research Symposium is held twice a year in the spring and summer semesters and is open to all undergraduate students engaged in research. The Symposium provides the opportunity for students to showcase faculty-guided, cutting edge research and creative activity by students from diverse departments, colleges, and research centers across campus through poster and oral presentation sessions.

The 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is hosted by the Shackouls Honors College in collaboration with undergraduate research programs funded by the National Science Foundation.

There is no fee for students to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. All student abstracts should be vetted by a faculty research mentor before being submitted. There is not an acceptance process for students to present in the symposium competition. After completing the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email of your registration. If you do not receive an email, you are not registered.

Students may submit group projects, however, there should be a designated principal presenter on the day of the symposium. The designated presenter should complete the registration form with his or her name and information. Co-authors and collaborators will be listed in the abstract booklet if included in the form. Prizes are awarded to the principal presenter only. Groups are allowed to submit individual abstracts and present different posters or give separate oral presentations for the same research. A large part of the project evaluation is being able to answer questions showing a deep understanding of the work that has been done.