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Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium

2018 Undergraduate Research Symposium


University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate Research, 
Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium

May 14th & 15th, 2018
3rd floor of the HUB


Deadline for Symposium Abstract Submission:

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium provides the opportunity for undergraduates across the disciplines to share their research and creative activities with the UCR community.  Students may present their work in a variety of ways, such as oral presentations, poster sessions, art exhibits, performances, and electronic media.

We encourage all UCR undergraduates involved in faculty mentored research or creative activities to apply, and those not yet involved to attend the Symposium and discover the broad range of opportunities available at UCR.

Apply to Present:

Undergraduate students should apply to present their research using one of the following tracks: 

Oral presentations should represent completed empirical research. This track is open to papers based on completed research studies. Students should be able to clearly present their research question, outline the research methodology and assessment, and present clear outcomes.

Poster presentations should represent research projects that are not completed but might be of significant interest to the research community. Both conceptually- and empirically-based papers on "work-in-progress" projects would fall into this category.

Creative activities and performances should represent the final product of a scholarly creative activity. These projects could include, but are not limited to, submissions from Dance, Art, Music, Creative Writing, Media and Cultural Studies, and Theatre, Film, and Digital Production. Students should be able to discuss the research/inspiration behind the final product. Performing and visual arts projects may be presented in the traditional oral or poster format, or as exhibits, displays, performances, readings, and viewings, consult with your faculty mentor to determine the appropriate venue.

Prior to submission, students should consult with their faculty mentor to develop a 250 word abstract, which should meet the following formatting requirements:

  •  Word document (.doc or .docx format)
  • Abstract title and student name on the top of the page
  • Document size cannot exceed 3 MB
  • 12-point Times New Roman font, double spaced
  • 1-inch margins on all sides

 See a sample abstract.



Attend an Oral or Poster Preparation Workshop:

Click here for the list of available workshops.
  • Poster Sessions are scheduled 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on both days.
  • Oral presentations will take place on both days. 

The top oral and poster presentations will be recognized at the end of the symposium.

Participant abstracts are published in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be posted online at the end of summer.

Questions about the Symposium?

Email us at:
Undergraduate Education
1100 Hinderaker Hall

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