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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)


Student, staff, and alumni Volunteers are critical to the success of the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Symposium Poster

If you would like to be added to our potential volunteers list, send an email to urp@uw.edu and we will contact you when the event gets closer. You will then be able to sign up for specific roles and shifts.

Click here to volunteer!

Available volunteer shifts are:

Wednesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 15th, before the Symposium:

Material Preparation
Readying materials for the Symposium Day


  • Wednesday - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm or 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday - 10:00am - 12:00 pm or 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Pre-Event Setup
Setup easels, tables, etc. in preparation for the Big Day!


  • Thursday - 4:00 - 6:00pm

The day of the Symposium, Friday, May 16th:

General Assistants
Greeters, Poster Setup, Traffic Directors, Food and Beverage Station Attendants, Registration Support, Signage


  • 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
  • 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Oral Presentation Session Assistants!
Note: Session Assistant Volunteers must be willing to attend a brief training prior to the Symposium.
Take a fun, important and active role in assisting Oral Presenters and Faculty Moderators with technical equipment, keeping time, etc. for oral presentations.


  • 12:00 - 2:15 pm or 3:00 - 5:00 pm

By Invitation Only: Registration Volunteers must be invited by URP staff to sign-up and train for registration shifts.
Assistance in Registering all presenters of the Undergraduate Research Symposium.


  • 7:45 - 10:00 am
  • 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tear Down
Clean up and tear down event.


  • 5:45 - 7:00 pm

Please email URP with any questions.