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11 Years of Dreams and Discovery

West Coast to West Cork: Tamela Maciel, Symposium Alum Keynote Speaker | Monday, May 24 at 9:00 am Pacific Time | Livestream on Symposium YouTube Channel

View the 2021 Symposium Program Book and Week of Research Events May 24-28, 2021

Visit the Symposium YouTube Channel to view poster, oral, and creative work presentations and welcome video.

Celebrating Our Eleventh Year... 

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is celebrating 11 years of supporting students presenting their research and creative work, thus helping them achieve their academic and career goals. Research is for students from every major! Take the next step and register to participate in the 2021 Symposium. Here are some numbers from the first 10 years of the symposium:

undergraduates participated 
faculty mentors supported students
different majors represented 
Explore Your Interests

Participation in the Undergraduate Research Symposium empowers undergraduates to share their ideas, discoveries, and artistic work with the campus and the local community. The event traditionally takes place in the EMU in the style of an academic conference and includes all types of academic research, allowing you to present your work through a poster, oral presentation, data story, or in a performance.

UO undergraduate research in sciences and humanities
Comparative literature major and dance minor Malyssa Robles, translated her choreography, performed by dancers, into poetry stanzas for the symposium. 

Learn more about how easy it is to submit your research.  

Next Steps to Participate

Important Dates and Deadlines

Sometimes all you need are the essentials. Here are the important dates and deadlines you need to know for the symposium's 11th year. If you're looking for more information, please see our detailed timeline.

Apr. 12, 2021
Presenter registration closes
Apr. 24, 2021
Presenter confirmation and abstracts due
May 27, 2021
Symposium livestream at 10 a.m. on YouTube
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Inspired to Give Back

One of last year's researchers is back this year, not only with her research, but to help others succeed.

Read Adie's Story

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Research Helped Me... 

Mat Wilson's student research journey fueled his post-graduate career decisions.

What's Next for Mat

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Benefits of undergraduate research
SAIL Partners With Symposium

The Symposium welcomes high school students from the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL) program to learn about research opportunities in higher education.

Learn More About SAIL