Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is going virtual!

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**Save the date! The Spring 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held virtually April 8-9, 2021. Come back for updated information later in February. In the meantime, you can review instructions from the past symposium below.**

The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium will be available beginning October 21 at 9am. You will be required to sign up (using the Sign Up button in the top right corner of the site), enter your netid@msstate.edu email, and go through the single sign-on using your university credentials. Once you are logged in, you may access the event through the same link as above or by navigating to the Discover page in the header and selecting Mississippi State Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium. For any issues, please send a message using the chat icon in the bottom right corner of the site or email support@foragerone.com and a representative will be able to help you.

About the Symposium

All undergraduate student researchers are invited to participate in the Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This is open to all students engaged in faculty mentored research. Students are invited to submit a project in one of the following categories:

  • Arts and Humanities (Poster, Oral Presentation, or Performance/Demonstration)
  • Biological Sciences and Engineering (Poster only)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering (Poster only)
  • Social Sciences (Poster only)

Instead of in person, the symposium will be held virtually Oct 21-23.

Students who engaged in summer research are especially encouraged to submit. This event is being hosted to replace the summer event and also to allow students who submitted in Spring 2020 a chance to showcase that work. If not ready for this semester, no worries, a Spring 2021 virtual event is also being planned for next semester!

The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium will be hosted via a new online portal so submission guidelines are different than in previous years.

Be sure to read carefully the submission instructions. The submission deadline is October 15, 2020.

Why Participate

Many undergraduates participate in faculty-guided research and creative activity throughout the year. MSU is fortunate to have many faculty that involve undergraduates in research and federally funded research programs. All undergraduates in every program of study, not just honors students, involved in research and creative works are invited and encouraged to participate in the symposium.

To help participants prepare, the Digital Media Center (DMC) at the Mitchell Memorial Library conducts a Conference Poster Design Workshops. Posters will be required to be submitted as a PDF through the online portal.

Participants will be provided weblinks to share their projects on their resumes and vita.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.