URCD Research Symposium/Showcase

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Student Information

Faculty Advisor Information

This information will appear in the abstract booklet as submitted below. Please be sure to verify the spelling of your advisor’s name and the accuracy of their department and email address.  

Project Information

Abstract Submission

Enter your project's abstract paragraph below exactly as you would like it to appear in the printed abstract booklet. Your faculty advisor must approve the abstract prior to submission. 

Special Area Competition Participation

At the Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium, there will be 11 Special Area Competitions held alongside the research showcase. While all submitted abstracts will be automatically considered for participation in 8 of these competitions based on subject matter, the remaining 3 require separate registration below. Please read the following descriptions carefully and indicate if you would like to be considered for inclusion in these completions. For a full list of Special Area Competitions, please click here.

Biomedical Research Special Area Competition

This competition is for students in the life sciences and/or engineering who have conducted research related to preventing, diagnosing, or treating a human medical condition (i.e. illness, injury, or disease). The project should have clear biomedical relevance. Poster presentations by each student will be evaluated by at least three judges, including representatives of biomedical and engineering sciences.

Community Engagement Research Special Area Competition

If you would like to participate in the Community Engagement Track of the Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium, please respond to the following question. You will be contacted about your inclusion in the track if your research meets the criteria. How did you work with an external partner (business, nonprofit, school, NGO) to explore how this research benefits a community or the public at large? (do not exceed 150 words in response)

Public Health Research Special Area Competition

How did you work with an external partner (business, nonprofit, school, NGO) to explore how this research benefits a community or the public at large? (do not exceed 150 words in response).

*If yes, you must enter a 100-150 word statement below describing the implications of your research for public health. Entries will be evaluated on the overall quality and clarity of the abstract and implications statement, the relevance of the research to public health, and the significance of the contribution to public health.

3Minute Research Pitch

The 3Minute Research Pitch is a competition that challenges undergraduate students to present a compelling verbal presentation of their research topic and its significance in just three minutes. The goal of this program is to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills and support the development of undergraduate students' capacity to describe their research in language appropriate to a public audience.

Students compete by presenting their research topic in three minutes or less. Competitions are judged by a panel comprised of a diverse group of professionals (academic and non-academic) with a wide range of expertise.

Note: The 3Minute Research Pitch competition will be held on April, 14 th at 1:30pm in the Dawg House.


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