2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium

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MAY 25, 2023

Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Join the 2023 Symposium

During the Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 25, students from all disciplines, majors, and colleges come together on campus to share the projects and interests they’re passionate about.

Students will present research, creative projects, data stories, works-in-progress, etc. in a variety of formats and media. We hope you’ll join us!

Participation details       Full Schedule

What is the timeline for presenters? 


    April 6 At 3:00 pm | EMU 230 Swindells Room 
    The Abstract: An Interactive Workshop

    Break down the important elements of an abstract that will include a "live" writing workshop with past Undergraduate Research Symposium presenters. A crowd-writing event where you will learn how to highlight your research project within 1500 characters. Jointly presented by ASURE and OURJ. RSVP here.



    Learn about creating and optimizing your poster design to showcase your research work within 42" x 36". The final portion of the workshop will be dedicated to providing feedback and guidance from experienced Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Designers and Presenters.


    REGISTER BY APRIL 17, 2023

    Everyone can present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium! Works in progress, capstone projects, creative works, course-based research, you name it. You'll need the title of your presentation, your abstract or artist statement, the method you prefer to present your work, the name of professors or instructors who have mentored your research, and the email addresses of anyone presenting with you.

    ►  Find Tips for Writing Your Abstract or Artist Statement

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    APRIL 20 AT 3:00 PM | EMU 107 MILLER ROOM 

    Discussions on preparations for oral presentations that includes an overview of the panel presentation format, and research information to highlight. The workshop will also address the "how to's" of presentation recording upload and submission for the Symposium YouTube channel. Jointly presented by ASURE and OURJ. RSVP here.


    UPLOAD BY MAY 17, 2023

    Presenters wanting to submit materials for publication, display on the YouTube channel, and virtual presentations will upload final pieces. Presenters will have the opportunity to nominate themselves for awards. All award nominees will need to upload virtual versions of their presentations for review by award committees.


    May 11 AT 3:00  - 6:00 PM | EMU 140 ROGUE ROOM

    Practice your presentation! Meet in the Rogue Room at the EMU for final preparation sessions for the symposium. The workshop will include small group breakout sessions to discuss and practice your specific presentation mode. ASURE and OURJ members will be lead each group session.


    JOIN ON MAY 25, 2023

    Gather and celebrate undergraduate research. The symposium showcases the scholarly work of undergraduate students from all disciplines. Attend presentation sessions, look at research posters, present your work, and celebrate undergraduate research and creative works at the symposium on May 25.

    ►  See the Agenda Overview

What are the types of presentations? 

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Oral Presentations

Presenters selecting oral presentation as their preferred format will be placed in a panel with three to five other presentations. Each presentation is 12 to 15 minutes, and each 90-minute session is assembled by academic discipline or interdisciplinary theme based on abstract submissions.

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Poster Presentations

Research posters are a common method for presenting scholarly and creative work at academic conferences and symposia. They provide a visual representation of the research through visual and textual content, such as tables, graphs, images, and citations, to convey information succinctly and engagingly with the audience. 

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Works in Progress

Participants will share a three-to-five minute presentation of their research work in progress. Individuals can can choose to outline the inquiry, methodology, expected (or collected) data or process. Data is any gathered information used in the process of a research project. Presentations will be held in the Price Science Library's Vizlab.

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Creative Works

Presenters may exhibit art and conduct live performances, including creative works of all media. Past presenters have read poetry, shown photography, exhibited sculptures, and performed choreography, among other media and genres. The symposium is eager to work with emerging creatives to showcase their work. 

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Preparing to participate


The following guides and resources are available to those interested in participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

►  ASURE Workshops
►  Writing Your Abstract
►  Designing and Printing Your Poster
►  Creative Work and Performance Presentations

Agenda Overview

May 25

Time Event
8:00 a.m. Symposium Welcome Video: Remarks from Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Janet Woodruff-Borden and Vice President for Research and Innovation Anshuman (“AR”) Razdan on YouTube channel
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SAIL Pre-College Symposium Event
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Presentation Sessions
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Presentation Sessions

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Keynote Reception – Opening Remarks from Anshuman Razdan, Vice President for Research and Innovation; Alum Keynote from Manju Bangalore – Alum Keynote Speaker
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Presentation Sessions

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Presentation Sessions

4:30 p.m. -  5:30 p.m. Poster Session 1
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Poster Session 2
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Creative Work Session

Week of May 29

All remote presentation videos will be available on the Symposium YouTube channel as an ongoing digital exhibit of undergraduate research and creative work.

Interested in Volunteering?

The role of the volunteer plays an integral role in building a supportive and successful environment for our student researchers, and we rely on the support of faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni to ensure that the Symposium runs smoothly for our presenters and attendees. If you are interested in volunteering, you can review our open volunteer positions and available time slots using the volunteer sign-up button below. Please complete our brief sign up form no later than Monday, May 1st. We hope you will join us in putting together an exciting and safe event!

Volunteer Sign-Up