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 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. Held in the EMU in the mode of an academic conference, the symposium will include poster sessions, oral presentations and exhibition space for performing and fine arts.

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, 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, and the Division of Student Life.

Questions? Please email ugresearch@uoregon.edu. For information from peers about research and how to get involved, please email ASURE at asure@uoregon.edu


2018-2019 Undergraduate Symposium Planning Committee

Kevin Hatfield (Co-Chair)
Director of Academic Residential & Research Initiatives
Division of Undergraduate Studies/Residence Life
Adjunct Assistant Professor, History
120 Living Learning Center
Josh Snodgrass (Co-Chair)
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Director, Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement 
Professor, Anthropology
Emily Atkinson
Academic & Career Advisor
School of Journalism and Communication
Hannah Bishop
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oregon Institute of Neuroscience
Alli Dona (Student Member)
Director, Associated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE)
Claren Walker (Student Member)
Associate Director, Associated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE)


Karl Reasoner
Program Manager, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Research and Innovation
Barbara Jenkins
Coordinator, UO Libraries Outreach & Special Programs
Psychology, Religious Studies & Judaic Studies Librarian
Lanch McCormick
Director of Student Engagement, Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement  
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies 
Christabelle Moore
Undergraduate Research Engagement Coordinator, Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement  
Doctoral Student, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services
Jessica Winders
Academic Initiatives Program Coordinator, Residence Life/University Housing