Undergraduate Research Symposium

symposium 2016

The 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be on Friday, April 5th, 2024 on the Boca Raton campus!

2023 Oral/Performing Arts Symposium Winners

2023 Poster People's Choice Symposium Winners

2023 Symposium Program Booklet

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.

Presentation Types

Oral/Performing Arts Presentations: Students are alloted eight (8) minutes to present their findings, with an additional 2 minutes for audience questions. Also, 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

2022 Oral Winners

2022 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.