Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place on Friday, May 19, 2023!

Welcome to the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium!

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. It is also a space for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting-edge research! This event is held on UW’s campus and is open to all students, faculty, and community members to attend.

Last Year’s Symposium

2022 Research Symposium Check out last year’s schedule!

Undergraduates from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited local campuses, are encouraged to apply to present at the symposium. In 2018, over 1,200 undergraduates participated in the symposium, with more than 3,500 people attending.

Annual Symposium Awards

Population Health Award

The Population Health Initiative recognizes undergraduate researchers presenting at Symposium for their “innovative and well-presented population health research work”. Learn about the students selected in 2022 for this recognition here.

Outstanding Research Mentor Award

The URP recognizes the University of Washington’s most outstanding research mentors. Students nominate mentors whose commitment to their learning has made an indelible impact in their research experience. Learn more about last year’s awardees.

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