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Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
WHEN: Annually, typically the last Thursday in July (This year: In Person July 28, 2021 at 11 a.m.)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is a university-wide poster symposium that showcases students' summer research and creative efforts. Students present their research in one of several offered categories with poster visuals and presentations scrutinized and judged.
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Undergraduate Spring Symposium
WHEN: Annually, typically second Saturday in April (This year: Virtual launch April 17 , 2021 at 11 A.M.)
The Undergraduate Spring Symposium is a campus-wide event celebrating scholarly activity and encouraging future students to decide on attending WVU. The event coincides with prospective student and family attendance at the April Decide WVU Day on the Evansdale Campus. This event is organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Honors College and Undergraduate Admissions.
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Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium
WHEN: Annually, typically the third week in November (This year: In Person at WVU Mountainlair December 4, 2021 from 1 - 6:00 P.M.)
The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium is a campus-wide event poster symposium that showcases students' fall research and creative efforts. This event is open to all students but includes a dedicated emphasis on students graduating from the Research Apprenticeship Program. For RAP students, this event culminates two semesters of mentored undergraduate research, supportive coursework, and presentation preparation. This event is organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium Details
Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
WHEN: Annually, date dependent on state legislative calendar (February 18, 2022 from 9 - 11:30 A.M.)More about Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol is a research presentation opportunity open to college students across West Virginia. Students get a chance to present to policy makers and the general public about their research and the relevancy of their experience to the growth of the state. Abstract submissions CLOSE in mid-November.
Posters on the Hill
WHEN: Typically in April, pending the 2021 congressional calendar
Represent your home state and institution as you present your research to members of Congress in Washington, D.C. This is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). It's your chance to interact with policy makers to discuss the importance of continuing to fund research opportunities for undergraduates. If you are a WVU student and are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email the Office of Undergraduate Research. Abstract submission CLOSE in early November.
Posters on the Hill Details
Other Presentation Opportunities
Check out the Council on Undergraduate Research for other opportunities. In addition, discuss with your faculty research adviser the opportunity to present at discipline-specific conferences. Many national and regional conferences have sessions specifically geared toward undergraduates with concurrent programming (e.g., networking, graduate school recruitment fair) to supplement your experience.
Internal presentation opportunities are also offered. For instance, the College of Education and Human Services offers a Student Research Forum each spring semester.