Research Symposia

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides students with the opportunity to present their research at three annual undergraduate research symposia. Students are encouraged to present their research at one of OUR’s triannual, professional, and judged symposia. Undergraduate students will share their work with the campus through poster presentations, oral presentations, and exhibits. All of these experiences serve as a real-world proxy to prepare students for graduate school, professional workforce, and life beyond college.

What are Acceptable Stages of Research for the Tri-Annual Undergraduate Research Symposia?

We define undergraduate research in the broadest and most inclusive way. The following are considered acceptable forms and stages of research that can be presented at OUR's symposia:

  • Literature-based research (e.g. review of climate change research)
  • Reviews of publicly available facts rather than subjective opinions
  • Evaluation of previously published data from open access databases or previously
  • published research
  • Preliminary analysis, results, or findings from ongoing research
  • Proposed methodologies, plans, questions, and goals

Attend the Symposium

Present Your Research at the Symposium

Past Research Symposia Abstract Booklets