What is the Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium?
A series of events is held each April to celebrate undergraduate achievements throughout the university. The Symposium is an opportunity for students in all disciplines to present and display their research and creative work to the university and the community. Featured events include the Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony and project presentations, the Student Showcase academic conference, a music gala, and the annual Juried Student Art Exhibit. The Symposium also features a keynote lecture by a distinguished researcher.\
This year's keynote speaker is Laurence C. Smith, Ph.D. Dr. Smith is Professor an Vice-Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth & Space Sciences at UCLA. His research interests include topics of northern hydrology, climate change, carbon cycles and satellite remote sensing. He has published over sixty peer-reviewed articles including articles in the journals Science and Nature, and has won more than $6M in research funding from NSF and NASA. In 2011 he won the Walter P. Kistler Book Award for The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future (Plume: New York, 2011), a general-audience book synthesizing cross-cutting themes of population demographics, economic globalization, natural resource demand, and climate change with particular emphasis on north countries. Dr. Laurence Smith will be giving his keynote lecture, "The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future" on Thursday April 12th at 7:00pm in ARTS 150. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Monday, April 9
Tuesday, April 10
Wednesday, April 11
Thursday, April 12
Keynote Address, Laurence C. Smith, Ph.D.
Friday, April 13
Research Poster Fair
Reception & Poster Presentation Session
The Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium celebrates and connects undergraduate research taking place all across UAA, and fosters scholarly discussion between students, faculty, and the community. Participation in the Symposium provides undergraduates with opportunities to gain valuable experience in both oral and visual presentation of their research. Attending the Symposium is also a great way for students who want to become involved in undergraduate research to learn about the opportunities to do so at UAA.
Symposium Undergraduate Research Fair
Each spring, the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarship solicits abstracts from undergraduates who have or are conducting original research or creative projects. Students whose abstracts are selected for the Symposium will present their scholarly work as poster presentations. Additionally, participants' abstracts are published in the annual Symposium Proceedings.
Deadline: March 30, 2012
Abstracts should follow formats consistent with the published literature in the applicant’s field of study and should not exceed 250 words. Please consult with your faculty mentor or advisor. Abstracts selected for inclusion in the Symposium will be published in the annual Symposium Proceedings as they are submitted with your application. Therefore, applicants are advised to submit an edited final version approved by their faculty mentor.
Click here for the 2012 call for abstracts.
To submit your abstract, please use the online form.
Posters must meet these specifications and requirements.