Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 25th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place on Friday, May 20, 2022 in Mary Gates Hall and event registration is now open!

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Registration for this year’s Symposium is currently recommended, but not required to attend.

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!

Symposium Online Proceedings

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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.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Undergraduate Research Symposium


This spring will mark the 25th anniversary of the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. After two years of hosting this event virtually, we are hoping to honor this milestone with a return to in-person programming, and an option for undergraduates to present online via Zoom. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as the event nears to ensure the safety of all involved.

We look forward to celebrating a quarter of a century of inspiring presentations by undergraduates and unwavering support from the UW community. We cannot wait to join students, faculty, staff, peers, families, and community members in honoring student presenters and UW’s legacy of excellence in undergraduate research.

Read the UAA story featuring Symposium students and faculty mentors HERE.

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 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. We are pleased to honor this year’s awardees.

Questions about symposium? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.