Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium: Friday, May 20, 2016


Applicants – See latest information at My Symposium

Prospective Volunteers — Find out more and sign up here!

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.

Last year’s Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on May 15, 2015. View the 2015 Online Proceedings for event schedule, abstracts, and presenter search tools.