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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Thank you to all who participated in the 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium!

2023 Research Symposium Schedule

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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.

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 2023 for this recognition here.

Outstanding Research Mentor Award

The Office of Undergraduate Research 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 this year’s awardees.

2023 News

May 9, 2023

Undergraduates at the intersections of research: from blueprints to breakthroughs and visual arts to virtual reality

On May 19, over 1,000 undergraduates will present their research and scholarship to the public at the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Celebrating scholarship and cutting-edge research of undergraduate researchers from all academic disciplines, the Symposium brings together students, faculty members and the greater community to engage with a diverse showcase of research and academic achievement at a signature event for the University of Washington.

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