2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium

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2024 Symposium:
May 23

During the Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 23, 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!

Meet our Keynote Speaker: Adie Fecker

Adie Fecker, a 2020 Biology graduate and current medical school student, presented at the Symposium three years in a row while at UO.

Symposium Poster Presentation Engagement

Interested in Participating?

The following guides and resources are available to those who would like to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. 


  • May 9, 2024

    “Symposium and Slices”

    3:00 to 6:00 pm DREAMLab (Knight Library) 
    Fine-tune your symposium presentation at our Drop-In Session! Bring your materials, test your visuals, and receive constructive feedback from our team to ensure you're ready to captivate your audience at the Undergraduate Research Symposium—and grab a slice of pizza. It’s on us!


    May 14, 2024

    Conferencing Skills: Your Guide to Navigating the Symposium

    4:30 pm via Zoom

    Join us for this workshop, presented by UO's Teaching and Academic Engagement Center (TAEC). Dive into the agenda, learn savvy strategies for engaging with presenters, and customize your symposium visit to align with your interests. Click here to register for the workshop to receive a Zoom link and kickstart your symposium adventure.

    Register for the workshop


    May 23, 2024

    Undergraduate Research Symposium

    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 23.

    See the Agenda Overview


See Full Schedule

May 23, 2024



9:00 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 UO President Karl Scholz; Alum Keynote by Adeline Fecker '20 Biology

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. -  6:30 p.m.

Poster Session 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Asian Studies Event

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Creative Works/Student Films

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

Types of Presentations

oral presentation
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.
poster presentation
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. 
data stories presentation
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.
woman dances against dark background
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. tive Works.

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