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Undergraduate Spring Symposium

2020 Virtual Spring Symposium

spring symposium poster

For spring 2020, the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Honors College are collaborating with Undergraduate Admissions and University Relations to organize this campus-wide, culminating spring event to celebrate undergraduate scholarly activity (research/creative endeavors) while encouraging prospective students to decide on attending WVU.

Spring Symposium Dates : The 4th Annual "Virtual" Undergraduate Spring Symposium website will launch on Thursday, April 16th at 12 p.m, and will be open for the foreseeable future. Students will upload their presentations from April 4-13, 2020. The general public are encouraged to view and comment on student presentations throughout the following week. 

To attend the symposium, please click the button here:       

Attend the Spring Symposium     

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.   

How to Upload Your Presentation

For examples of how you might consider recording your presentation, please click the button below.

Presentation Examples

Professional Courtesy

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. 

Past Program Booklets and Winners

Click on the buttons below to see our overviews of our past symposia. The booklets contain indices of student presenters, faculty research mentors, abstracts, and more. In previous years, winners of each category have been announced on our What's New page, and quick access is provided below.

2019 Booklet 2019 Winners