Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Overhead view of Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium March 24, 2023

The tenth annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS) will take place on Friday, March 24, 2023, 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 URSS Panel at 11:00 am which will feature experienced current and former graduate students and provide a chance for discussion about how undergraduate research creates opportunities.

The panel is followed by two poster sessions (12:30-2:00 pm & 2:30-4:00 pm). The student participants represent a wide array of scientific and engineering 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 Symposium wraps up with a networking event at 4:00 pm for the participants to speak further with the judges and mentors. During this networking session, outstanding posters will be announced and awarded for their proficiency based on multiple criteria.

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 2023 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium? Submit your research submission before Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Submissions will be reviewed by the Pavlis Honors College, and a confirmation of acceptance will be sent by March 6, 2023. 

 Research Submission Form

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 24, 2023 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.

Be a Judge