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Undergraduate Research Program

Abstract writing workshops

Abstract writing workshops are tailored to students who are applying to the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The abstract writing workshop includes information on:


Friday, January 19, 2018 |      11:00 – 11:50 a.m.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 |   3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Monday, February 5, 2018 |   3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Register here


  • What exactly is an abstract?
  • How do I write one?
  • What information do I include?
  • What information do I exclude?

If you missed the workshops in person, you may also visit URP Drop In advising for information and guidance.

Be sure to also read the Symposium Information for Applicants.

Abstract Writing Open House

In addition to the workshops, the Undergraduate Research Program and the UW Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) are hosting an abstract writing open house on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 4:30-6:30 pm in HUB 145. All undergraduate researchers interested in applying to the Symposium, SACNAS 2017, or other conferences are encouraged to attend. URP staff, graduate students, and Undergraduate Research Leaders, will be present to offer feedback on abstract writing and drafts. Food will be provided! RSVP for the open house here.