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Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
About the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
A university-wide, and in 2020, a state-wide symposium that showcases students' summer research and creative efforts.
When is the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium?
Typically the last or second to last Thursday in July. For 2020, a "Virtual" Symposium that is open to undergraduates from WVU as well as undergraduates throughout the state of West Virginia will be held.
How do I attend the Summer Symposium?
2020 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium Details
Information for Presenters
Presenters are assigned to one of three presentation categories: (1) Oral, (2) Visual and Performing Arts, or (3) Poster. Presenters who previously submitted accepted abstracts will be asked to upload recordings and supporting media of their presentations. For the virtual symposium format, presenters are encouraged to think creatively about how to record and disseminate their research and scholarly endeavors as long as the minimum number of required media files are submitted.
For detailed instructions and resources on how to upload your presentation, please click on the button below.
For examples of how you might consider recording your presentation, please click the button below.Presentation Examples
Judging Rubrics & Sample Poster Templates
All presenters should learn and practice professional etiquette common to all disciplines. In any provided audio/video recording, please ensure that decorum is appropriate, essential, and relevant to the research topic being discussed. If a presenter will be visually present in the video recording, the recommended minimum dress code is business casual. It is expected that presenters will contribute to the broader symposium by viewing and commenting on the presentations of other presenters within their discipline and in related categories.
The VoiceThread application through which presenters will upload their presentations will allow for guests to make comments (text, audio, or visual). All visitors should be mindful of comments made and remember to maintain a tone appropriate for a professional public forum.