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Apply for Symposium!

The application for the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium closed on February 12, 2023.

2023 Symposium Application Timeline

  • January 2nd: Application Opens
  • February 12th @ 11:59 PM: Application Due*
  • March 24th: Applicants Receive Decision with Suggested Revisions
  • March 24th-April 10th: Revision Window **
  • April 16th: Deadline for Students to Confirm Participation
  • May 19th: Symposium Day!

*heavy traffic close to the deadline can often cause crashes in the system, to avoid this we recommend submitting your application as soon as you can 

**deadlines for revisions may vary

How to Apply

You may start your application on MySymposium and return to edit and submit prior to the deadline. You will be asked to provide information about yourself, any co-presenters, your research mentors, and your project. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the Population Health Recognition Award.

Application Components:

1.    Co-Presenters

For group presentations, the primary presenter should submit co-presenters’ information during the application process. Co-presenters will receive an email to verify that they are part of the group. Note that only the primary presenter may edit or submit the application.

2.    Research Mentors

You will need to enter the names and email addresses of your research mentor(s). The application requires that you submit information for your primary faculty mentor. You are welcome to include information for any additional mentors as well.

3.    Project Abstract or Artist Statement

Abstract: An abstract is a concise summary of your research that highlights major points from your project. Work with your mentor to review your abstract and title before submitting.  We strongly recommend that you view the abstract writing workshop on youtube and abstract statement guidelines to help you get started. You can also view examples from last year’s Symposium presentations.

Artist Statement: Those interested in the Visual Arts and Design Showcase or Performing Arts Session may submit an artist statement in lieu of an abstract. The artist statement should explain your work and may provide background, context, subject matter, purpose, theories and/or meaning of the artwork. You may view examples from last year’s showcase and check out artist statement guidelines to help guide your writing process.

Help with Application

Symposium Video Library

The Symposium Video Library contains the following recorded workshops and info sessions:

  • Abstract Writing Workshop
  • Poster Presentation Workshop
  • 10-Minute Oral Presentation Workshop

We encourage students to utilize these resources as they prepare for Symposium.

Abstract and Artist Statement Guidelines

Specific guidelines and criteria can be found here.

Symposium Q&A and Abstract Review Session

Join us to discuss any follow-up questions that you have about the symposium application or to review your abstract with a Office of Undergraduate Research staff member! Please make sure you have watched the abstract writing workshop recording before attending.

Click here to sign up.