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The Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on May 16, 2014 in Mary Gates Hall.

View the 2014 Online Proceedings (including event schedule, abstracts, and presenter search tools)

Mark your calendars for the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 15, 2015.

About the Symposium2014 Symposium Poster

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The Symposium also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests.

All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply and those not yet involved in research will discover that attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at the UW. In 2013, over 1,000 undergraduates participated in the Symposium, with more than 3,500 people attending.

The Symposium includes projects from all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics. To help participants prepare, the URP conducts Symposium abstract writing workshops , poster design and presentation workshops.

Participant abstracts are published in the Symposium Proceedings, and students can include their presentations on resumes and graduate school applications.

Questions about the Symposium? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

2014 Schedule of Events

Note: Some sessions overlap.

11:00 am -11:15 am Event Welcome from UW President Michael K. Young
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Poster Session 1
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm Oral Presentation Session 1
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm Performing Arts Session, MGH 258
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Poster Session 2
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Poster Session 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Visual Arts & Design Showcase, Odegaard Undergraduate Library
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Oral Presentation Session 2
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Poster Session 4