Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on Friday, April 5th, 2024 in the Schmidt Family Complex on the Boca Raton campus! Please click here for directions. 

2024 Symposium Program

2024 Oral/Performing Arts Symposium Winners

2024 Poster/Visual Arts Symposium Winners


Students engaged in undergraduate research and scholarly activity present their findings either through poster/visual arts presentation or an oral/performing arts presentation.

Program Deadlines:

Application opens: January 15

Application Deadline: March 1

Notification of acceptance: Within two weeks of submission deadline

How to Apply

Please complete the online application through Survey Monkey Apply (click here for instructions). NOTE: Remember to use your FAU Net ID and password to log in to Survey Monkey Apply. Questions? Email ouri@fau.edu.

Please review OURI's policy on use of generative AI in submissions and peer-review prior to applying.

Note: If you are presenting, please ensure your mentor and all authors have reviewed and approved your presentation. 

Presentation Types

Oral/Performing Arts Presentations: Students are alloted eight (8) minutes to present their findings, with an additional 2 minutes for audience questions. Note: First place oral/performing arts presenters will be eligible for a monetary award courtesy of Dr. Eric H. Shaw, Emeritus Professor, College of Business. For FAU-apporved PowerPoint templates, click here and for the Oral Evaluation Rubric, click here.

Poster/Visual Arts Presentations: For posters, please view the University approved poster templates here. Check with SG Poster Printing if you need your poster printed. Remember, your poster/visual arts presentations should complement your 3-5 minute "elevator pitch." Presenters should not solely read their poster.

Presentation Support for Presenters

Workshops on Creating a Poster and Oral Presentation and "Mock" Presentations

FAU's Speaking Center


2015 Winners   2015 Program
2016 Winners   2016 Program
2017 Winners   2017 Program
2018 Winners   2018 Program
2019 Winners   2019 Program
2020 Winners   2020 Program
2021 Oral Winners   2021 Program

Undergraduate Research Symposium Digital Collection of Posters

FAU’s Digital Library (DL) maintains a lab equipped to digitally convert materials to facilitate access to educational resources as well as for the purpose of preservation. Materials digitized include monographs, maps, documents, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs (negatives/slides), and audio and video recordings. The DL ensures the quality of its collections by performing all digitization in-house, maintaining the latest scanning hardware and software, and utilizing the expertise of skilled staff. Source materials are converted to digitally accessible files according to field standards and best practices to maximize the quality of FAU libraries' digital versions. The digital collection for FAU’s Undergraduate Research Symposia is available at this link: https://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3Augr.