Undergraduate Research Program

Information for research mentors

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium provides a forum for students to present their research that has been guided by faculty and research mentors in poster or oral presentation formats. The Symposium has grown from a gathering of about 40 students in its first year to around 1,000 student presenters at last year’s event. This high energy event showcases the work of our most motivated students, working on many exciting research projects across disciplines. Students not yet engaged in research are encouraged to attend to learn more about getting involved. We hope you and your students will participate in this year’s event.

All accepted student abstracts will be published in the Symposium Online Proceedings. Research mentors will be listed along with their students’ abstracts in the Proceedings and will be acknowledged at the presentation sessions. The presentation sessions are intended to stimulate discussion among presenters, faculty and research mentors, and the general audience. A faculty moderator will lead discussion in the session. If you wish to serve as a session moderator, please email urp@uw.edu.

Research mentors are strongly encouraged to attend the sessions and to assist their students with presentation practice or poster design, particularly students who have not yet presented their work for a general audience.

If you have any questions or concerns that are not answered on this page, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.