11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Date/Time: Thursday, May 27, 9:00am-5:00pm

Registration Information: All registration, recordings, and live streams are available through the Undergraduate Research Symposium's direct website

Description: The UO Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrates the remarkable contributions our undergraduates make to research and creative work in a wide range of disciplines and arts. The event enables undergraduates to share their ideas, discoveries, and artistic expression with the campus and broader community.  The Symposium has hosted 2,481 students and 483 faculty mentors from all eight schools and colleges and 86 majors during its first ten years.  We are honored to host 330 students this year presenting poster, oral, creative work, and data stories presentations in through live virtual sessions and asynchronous recordings. 

The Symposium co-sponsors 23 presenter award categories offering 65 individual awards totaling over $13,000.  New awards for 2021 include Asian Studies; Black Culture and Identity; Creative Writing-Kidd Program; Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies; Institute of Neuroscience Poster; Latinx Studies; Native American and Indigenous Studies; School of Architecture and Environment; and Theater Arts.  

The shift to a remote format in 2020 has facilitated the creation of a digital exhibit of undergraduate research and creative work available on the Symposium YouTube channel that now hosts 178 videos comprising over 400 individual presentations. Visitors may browse thematic playlists or keyword search for videos, which also include the students’ abstracts and links to full-resolution images of their research posters. 

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE), the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI), University Housing, the Robert D. Clark Honors College, the UO Libraries, and the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program