The UO Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrates the remarkable contributions our undergraduates make to research and other creative work in a wide range of disciplines.
The symposium,co-chaired by Kevin Hatfield and Nadia Singh, 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 local community. The symposium invites students to select their preferred style of presentation to best accommodate their projects.
We will host a hybrid event in 2021, blending in-person and remote presentation opportunities. The pivot to a virtual symposium format in spring 2020 offered unprecedented access and engagement for presenters’ mentors, families, and peers, as well as faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and community members. This shift also culminated in a digital exhibit of undergraduate research on our symposium YouTube channel that now hosts 162 videos comprising over 400 individual presentations. The site has enjoyed more than 9,500 views since May 21 and we enjoyed over 1,000 visitors on the day of the event.
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, University Housing, the Robert D. Clark Honors College, the UO Libraries, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program, and Division of Student Life.