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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium is on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Newcomb Hall Ballroom

The Undergraduate Research Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The Symposium also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes poster and oral presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines.

All UVA undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to apply using the Abstract Submission Portal and those not yet involved in research will discover that attending the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at the UVA.

The Symposium includes projects from all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics. To help participants prepare, the OUR conducts Symposium abstract writing, poster design and PowerPoint presentation workshops. More information on the workshops can be found on the OUR Workshop Series.

Participant abstracts are published in the Symposium Proceedings, and students can include their presentations on resumes and graduate school applications.


9:00 am to 4:00 PM


Oral/Poster Presentation Schedule

9:30 am – 10:45 am

Session I

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Session II

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Session III

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Session IV

Jefferson Public Oral Presentations

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

JPC Competition

Visual Arts and Design Showcase

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

University Awards for the Arts Presentations

Reception and Awards Ceremony

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Keynote Speaker; Presentation of Oral/Poster Awards and Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award