Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Overhead view of Undergraduate Research Symposium

The tenth annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS) will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024, in the Rozsa Lobby.  The Symposium will highlight the cutting-edge research conducted on Michigan Tech’s campus by some of our best and brightest undergraduates.

The day starts with the first of two poster sessions (12:00-1:30 pm and 2:30-4:00 pm). The student participants represent a wide array of disciplines from across campus and highlight the diversity of research areas being explored. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak with the students conducting research, ask them questions about their projects, and learn more about undergraduate research and scholarship.

The day will also include a panel discussion at 1:30 pm which will feature mining professional Debra Switzer, research ecologist Erik Lilleskov, and assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship Dr. Ellie Asgari, discussing the impact of undergraduate research on career paths and provide a chance for discussion about how undergraduate research creates opportunities. Don't miss the panel discussion, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Coinciding with Michigan Tech’s Preview Weekend. The Symposium is a great way to share the exciting research projects going on across campus with high school students who are considering attending Michigan Tech. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to attend and support our excellent undergraduate researchers.

Information For Presenters

Interested in presenting at the 2024 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium? Submit your research submission before Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Submissions will be reviewed by the Pavlis Honors College, and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by March 1, 2024. 

Undergraduate researchers and scholars from all colleges are invited to present their research at the symposium each year. 

The symposium gives undergraduate students the opportunity to:

  • present posters describing completed or ongoing research
  • receive feedback from distinguished judges
  • learn from experience

Information For Judges

We need faculty, staff, and community members to serve as distinguished judges. Judging entails reviewing the posters and accompanying poster presentations of up to 5 undergraduate researchers on Friday, March 22, 2024 in the Rozsa Center Lobby. We will match faculty with a mixture of posters, some from their home department and others from departments across campus. If you would like to serve as a judge for the symposium, please submit this brief form.