showcasing student research

What is the Undergraduate Research Symposium?

Every year in May, the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrates the remarkable contributions our undergraduates make to research and other creative work in a wide range of disciplines.

Last year, the Symposium hosted 382 undergraduates engaged in original research, creative work, and community-based projects from over 71 majors, 13 minors, and eight colleges in the Erb Memorial Union for a day of oral and poster presentations, creative work sessions, Academic Residential Community presentations and a new Data Stories presentation format!

The symposium aspires to engage undergraduates in the research mission of the University of Oregon by supporting the creation and dissemination of knowledge while inspiring younger undergraduates to seek out research opportunities and removing barriers to interdisciplinary education and discourse.

The symposium enables undergraduates to share their ideas, discoveries, and artistic expression with the campus and the local community. The symposium invites students to select their preferred style of presentation to best accommodate their projects. Held in the EMU in the mode of an academic conference, the symposium includes poster sessions, oral presentations, and exhibition.