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Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual showcase for undergraduate student researchers to present their work to the university community. The symposium is an interdisciplinary event that showcases research and creative activities from across campus. Hundreds of student researchers, including those from the FSU's Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), present their work as poster presentations.

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Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016

The 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 29th in the Oglesby Union Ballroom from 10am to 2pm. There will be three 90-minute poster presentation sessions. We also hope to include creative presentations and performances. If you are interested in a non-traditional presentation style, please contact the CRE staff. All disciplines, class years and experience levels are welcome to apply. The Symposium is also a great opportunity for Garnet and Gold Scholars to culminate their research project with a poster presentation.

Applications are due by February 16, 2016.

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If you have questions please contact Kate Hayworth at khayworth@fsu.edu .


Presentation Format:

Poster Presentations must be no larger than 3ft x 4ft, oriented either horizontally or vertically, on an easel that will be provided for you. The Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement can print your poster for you if you do not have access to a poster printer through your department. Practice presentations will be scheduled during the weeks before the symposium.

You can find examples of poster presentations from previous Undergraduate Research Symposia here .


There will also be space for displays of models and original artwork (ceramics, sculptures, and other art that can be placed on tables or the floor). Easels will be available for paintings, drawings, and other hanging artwork. We also strongly encourage excerpts of live performance (music, theater, dance, film, etc.) as we plan to have a special period devoted exclusively to creative work.

 Although the Spring Symposium will last throughout the day, you will not be expected to stay for the entire event. You will sign up for your preferred 90-minute slot and we will attempt to accommodate these preferences, though we cannot guarantee we will be able to accommodate all preferences. Students should stay with their poster for the duration of their allotted session (90-minute slot) and be prepared to discuss their research project. Students presenting a poster as part of a group with more than two students should plan to have group members present in multiple 90-minute blocks of time. Live performance creative works will be scheduled for specific times once the final schedule is created. Visual art/models/etc. will be treated similarly to posters and presenters will be expected to remain with their creative works for their designated time slot. Class excuse letters can be provided if you must miss class. Please contact Kate Hayworth (khayworth@fsu.edu ) with questions.


Watch this video of the 2016 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium



Watch last year's video of the 2015 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium here.