Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be taking place virtually on May 21, 2021

Application opening up end of January

Application deadline is on February 24, 2021

Presenters, visit MySymposium for details, next steps, and instructions.

Guests are required to register to view the symposium.

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The Symposium also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes presentations by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests.

Undergraduate research addresses pressing issues of population health

Population Health Initiative recognizes ten undergraduate researchers “for their innovative and well-presented population health research work” with the Population Health Recognition Awards. Learn about the students selected for this recognition at the Population Health Initiative website.

Mentor recognition

Provost Richards and Vice Provost and Dean Taylor thank mentors and acknowledge those receiving this year’s Research Mentor Awards. Learn about this year’s awardees.

More about the Symposium

All UW undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply and those not yet involved in research will discover that attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at the UW. In 2018, over 1,200 undergraduates participated in the Symposium, with more than 3,500 people attending.

The Symposium includes projects from all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics. To help participants prepare, the URP conducts Symposium abstract writing, poster design and PowerPoint presentation workshops.

Participant abstracts are published in the Symposium Proceedings, and students can include their presentations on resumes and graduate school applications.

Questions about the Symposium? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Schedule- TBA


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Highlights for the 23rd Undergraduate Research Symposium