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Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Summer Symposium 2022 is in-person:

Summer symposium is an in-person poster session open to WVU students, students in WVU summer research programs, and undergraduate students from the region who wish to showcase their summer research and creative efforts. For the first time, the Office of Undergraduate Research will be combining efforts with WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences to host students from across the region.

We expect over 100 undergraduate poster presentations in a variety of disciplines. The symposium will be judged, and winning presentations from each category will be announced on the day of the event. 

Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduates and to learn about the wonderful research ongoing at WVU and throughout the region!

When can I submit an abstract? 

Abstract submissions open June 15 and close at 11:59 pm on July 18, 2022.

Where is the Summer Symposium?

Erickson Alumni Center located at  1 Alumni Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506 on the Evansdale Campus of West Virginia University.

When is the Summer Symposium?

Thursday July 28, 2022. Poster set up begins at 8:00 am.  Public viewing begins at 10:00 am.

Time   Event Participants
8:00 am - 8:30 am Set-up posters Presenters
8:30 am - 10:00 am  Private Judging Session Presenters and Judges Only
10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break Public
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Public Poster Session Public
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon Presenters, Mentors, Judges
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Awards Ceremony Public
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Campus Tour Visiting Students

How do I submit an abstract?

Even if you have submitted an abstract to a WVU symposium before, please review our guide before you submit. We have made some changes to the process and are using new software to improve your experience. 

How to Submit an Abstract Guide

If I am not from WVU, will there be funds to support my travel?

Yes, the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is offering travel and lodging support for approximately 50 undergraduate students from other institutions in the region interested in pursuing a graduate degree in one of the following fields at WVU: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, History, Mathematics, Physics, Sociology, World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Undergraduate students currently carrying out work in these or closely related fields who would like to present their work at the symposium are strongly encouraged to apply. Students will be notified by July 22, 2022 if they will be awarded travel funds. 

For further inquiries, please contact Duncan.Lorimer@mail.wvu.edu

Ready to submit your abstract?

Submit an Abstract Here

Do I need a printed poster?

Yes! Summer symposium will be a live in-person poster presentation event. Students must attend in-person and be available during the poster judging session and public session to compete for awards. 

Prepare and print your poster in portrait format,  no larger than 44 inches tall by 36 inches wide.  F or detailed instructions and resources on how to prepare your presentation for the big day, please click on the button below.   

How to Prepare Your Poster 

Professional Courtesy

All presenters should learn and practice professional etiquette common to all disciplines. In any symposium-related setting, please ensure that comments and questions are appropriate, essential, and relevant to the research topic being discussed.  All visitors should be remember to maintain a positive, supportive, and inquisitive tone appropriate for a professional public forum. 


Past Program Booklets and Winners

2019 Booklet 2019 Winners
2018 Booklet 2018 Winners
2017 Booklet 2017 Winners

Announcements and updates will be made periodically on our social media accounts:
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/UGResearchTwitter:   https://twitter.com/WVU_UGResearchInstagram:   https://www.instagram.com/wvu_ugresearch/

Need more information? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research.