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25th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday, May 20th from 9:30am – 5:30pm
UW Campus, Seattle – Mary Gates Hall, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, and Zoom

9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Virtual Lightning Talks Session 1, online via Zoom. 11:00 a.m. Event Welcome from UW Provost and Executive Vice President Mark Richards and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor, and announcement of Outstanding Research Mentor Awardees. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Poster Presentation Session 1, Mary Gates Hall. 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Virtual Lightning Talks Session 2, online via Zoom. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Poster Presentation Session 2, Mary Gates Hall. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Oral Presentation Session 1, Mary Gates Hall. 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Visual Arts & Design Showcase, Odegaard Undergraduate Library. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Poster Presentation Session 3, Mary Gates Hall. 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Oral Presentation Session 2, Mary Gates Hall. 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Poster Presentation Session 4, Mary Gates Hall.


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What to expect

All presentations will take place on Friday, May 20, in real time, Pacific Daylight Time. We will not be recording sessions for later viewing.

This years Symposium is a hybrid format with the Virtual Lightning Talks being held online with the rest of the sessions in-person at the UW Campus. Descriptions of the different sessions along with session times are below. To search for a specific presentation or presenter please follow this link:

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The Symposium is an all day event and in years past we have provided food to attendees. With the on-going concern around COVID-19, we decided to not provide a food option during the event this year, but, there are many food and beverage options on campus in and around Mary Gates Hall.

Session Types
      • Virtual Lighting Talks:

5 minute pre-recorded presentations of students research followed by opportunity for live virtual questions and answers. These virtual sessions provide online accessibility for presenters and attendees.

Where: Zoom

When: Session 1 (9:30am – 11:00am), Session 2 (12:00pm – 1:30pm)

      • Oral Presentations:

10 minute in-person oral presentations of students research and outcomes with space for questions and answers. Each presentation takes place in a classroom in Mary Gates Hall. Staff will be posting and monitoring classroom capacity. 

Where: Mary Gates Hall (Link to proceedings)

When: Session 1 (1:30pm – 3pm), Session 2 (3:45pm – 5:15pm)

      • Visual Arts And Design:

In-person exhibitions of art forms developed as part of the research process. These may include paintings, drawings, printing, sculpture, architectural models, digital arts, experimental media, jewelry, textiles, photography/film, mixed media, and more.

Where: Odegaard Library

When: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

      • Poster Presentations:

Students present their research via a poster and short oral explanation. This year, we have reduced the amount of individual posters in each session to provide more spacing in-between posters and their accompanying presenters throughout the commons. 

Where: Mary Gates Hall

When: Session 1 (11:00am – 1:00pm), Session 2 (1:00pm – 2:30pm), Session 3 (2:30pm – 4:00pm), Session 4 (4:00pm – 5:30pm)


To request deaf or hard of hearing services for the Symposium event, contact the Coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at least 10 working days before the event to request accommodations. Please find more information on the Disability Services Office website here: https://hr.uw.edu/dso/deaf-or-hard-of-hearing/overview/.

Please click here for an interactive accessibility guide to UW campus and here for a printable .pdf accessibility map.


      • Click here for information about visitor parking and here for information on accessible parking.
      • The UW is accessible by multiple forms of public transportation, click here fore more info.

Restrooms and Family Space

      • Interactive map of gender neutral restrooms on campus compiled by the Q Center.
      • Interactive map of lactation stations on campus (there is no station in Mary Gates Hall)
COVID-19 Policies

COVID-19 prevention steps for Symposium presenters, volunteers and attendees

We are proud to be part of a community that shows compassion and care toward one another. To mitigate against the potential of COVID-19 transmission at this large, indoor event, please consider taking these steps to help keep yourself and others healthy.

Activate WA Notify on your phone so you can receive exposure notifications and anonymously let others know of their exposure if you test positive.

This flowchart created in February 2022 helps you navigate your choices after exposure or when you are feeling sick.