Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate Research Symposium

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

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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. This year’s Symposium will be hosted virtually.


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

Mentors are a crucial part of the undergraduate research experience. Each year, 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.

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 offers abstract writing support and resources for preparing presentations.

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.


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