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Undergraduate Research Symposium

Karynn Glover presents her research during the ACE Talks at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Save the Date: 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, April 25th, 2020

The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrates the diversity of undergraduate research and creative activities on campus. Whether you are presenting a course-based project, an out-of-class research project, or just looking to learn something new and explore opportunities, you'll find events of interest to you at the Symposium.

Preliminary 2020 Schedule, at Kansas Union:

  • 12:45-1:20: Presenter check-in
  • 1:30-2:45: Opening session
  • 3:00-4:00: General Session 2
  • 4:20-5:20: General Session 3
  • 5:30-6:30: Banquet for student presenters, their guests, and mentors

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact the Center for Undergraduate Research by April 6, 2020 at 785-864-5733 or

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Deadline: 11:59 pm, March 18, 2020

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