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The Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium
Information for Applicants
The 16th Annual Symposium was held Friday May 17, 2013
View the 2013 Online Proceedings (including event schedule, abstracts, and presenter search tools)
Mark your calendar for the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 16, 2014
You can check your status, register for workshops, and more at any time by returning to MySymposium.
Should you have any other questions, feel free to e-mail to the URP.
An abstract is a summary of your research usually presented in skeletal form, which concentrates on the essentials of a larger idea or claim. Your abstract should include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of your research, the adequacy of the methodology employed, and the nature of the results and/or progress to date. We strongly recommend that you attend an Abstract Writing Workshop to help you get started. If you can't make it in person, you can view a webcast of the 2012 Abstract Writing Workshop.
PLEASE NOTE: Your abstract will be published in the Symposium Proceedings. Therefore, you should submit a high quality version approved by your faculty mentor.
The following are useful resources for writing an abstract:
You may apply to present your research either through a poster or in a presentation session.
The poster should include a statement of the idea investigated, a description of the method or approach used, findings or progress to date, and a summary.
Your poster should be 40" x 32." Please note: your posters should not be free-standing.
Presentations are 10 minutes in length. This time limit is strictly enforced.
Visit our symposium FAQ.