Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research Symposium


The 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium happens Friday, May 19, 2017.
Applications will be available in the beginning of winter quarter, 2017, and will be due February 13, 2017

Sign up now to learn more and prepare your application:
Symposium Information Sessions
Abstract Writing Workshops


Proceedings and details from the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, which happened Friday, May 20, 2016, are below.

Online Proceedings

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.

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster

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 2015,  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, poster design and PowerPoint 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.

View the 2016 Online Proceedings for this year’s event schedule, abstracts, and presenter search tools.