Student Research Opportunities
Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
The 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held April 18, 2023.
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.
Who May Present?
All Oklahoma State University undergraduate students involved in research, scholarship and creative activity are 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.
Students have three options for presentation format: poster presentations, oral flash talks, and performing/visual arts presentations.
Why April 18?
The National Council on Undergraduate Research will celebrate Undergraduate Research Week April 17-21, 2023, 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 will offer abstract writing workshops and resources for preparing presentations (e.g., poster preparation workshops).
|November 15, 2022||Announce the Annual Symposium and open the online application portal|
|Weeks of February 6 and 13, 2023||Offer abstract writing workshops|
|February 24, 2023||Application deadline|
|Week of March 6, 2023||Notify applicants|
|Weeks of March 20 - April 10, 2023||Offer presentation preparation workshops|
|April 18, 2023||Symposium!|
A link to the Symposium proceedings with the links to the sessions will be emailed a week before the Symposium to student participants, faculty mentors, and volunteers.
OSU Undergraduate Research Committee firstname.lastname@example.org