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Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium


The 2024 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held April 16, 2024.

The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for

 undergraduate students to present what they have learned through their research experiences to the OSU campus community.


The Symposium provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to share in the research, scholarship, and creative activity of our outstanding OSU students. It also offers the opportunity to examine the connections between research and learning in the academic classroom. The Symposium includes presentations by students from all academic disciplines.


Symposium Schedule

View the symposium program and scheduled sessions.
You can also view presentation abstracts.


summer undergraduate research expo

Who Will Present?

All Oklahoma State University undergraduate students involved in research, scholarship, and creative activity have been encouraged to participate. The Symposium includes projects from all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn about a broad range of research topics.


Students who are scholars in formal undergraduate research programs (e.g., Freshman Research Scholars, McNair Scholars, Niblack Research Scholars, OK-LSAMP Scholars, Wentz Research Scholars, etc.) are also encouraged to participate in the campus-wide Symposium. (Note: Participation in the campus-wide Symposium is supplemental. It does not substitute for required participation in program-specific symposia.)


Presentation Formats

There will be three presentation formats: poster presentations, oral flash talks, and performing/visual arts presentations.


Why April 16?

The National Council on Undergraduate Research will celebrate Undergraduate Research Week April 15-19, 2024, and we have chosen OSU's Symposium date to align with the national celebration.


Who May Attend?

We welcome all OSU faculty, staff, and students to attend! Undergraduate students who are not yet involved in research will benefit by attending the Symposium; it is a great way to learn about OSU's broad range of student opportunities. Faculty may wish to bring their class(es) to portions of the Symposium. The event is open to the public, and community members/industry partners are welcome.



To help participants prepare, the Undergraduate Research Committee is offering workshops on how to design a research poster and prepare a flash talk.



Questions about the Symposium? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Remaining questions can be directed to



Date Activity
November 1, 2023 Announce the Annual Symposium and open the online application portal
February 15, 2024 @ 4:00 pm Abstract writing workshop!
Student Union, room 413 - Exhibit Room #1
February 23, 2024 Application deadline
Week of March 4, 2024 Notify applicants
April 2, 2024 @ 4:00 pm Presentation preparation workshop!
Student Union, room 416 - Case Study #2
April 16, 2024 Symposium!

Contact Us

OSU Undergraduate Research Committee


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