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Undergraduate Symposium

The Undergraduate Symposium celebrates the exceptional academic work of EMU's undergraduate students. The Symposium is hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences, and it showcases students' research and creative projects. Participation is open to all undergraduate students who have been nominated by a faculty mentor and recommended by the respective department/school.

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2025 Event

Our 45th annual event, will take place on Friday, March 28th, 2025.

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What is the Undergraduate Symposium?

The undergraduate symposium is a collection of research or creative projects including:

  • Research projects in the humanities, social sciences, and natural/physical sciences
  • Performances
  • Design-based projects

It is an opportunity for participating EMU students to share the results of their research and creative academic activities. Work may be by single or multiple authors (no more than four authors per presentation).

Students may present in one of the following conference formats:

  • Oral presentations: authors are allotted 15 minutes to present their work and will be organized into one of the four sessions throughout the day. 
  • Poster presentations: there are three poster sessions, each of which is 1 hour and 30 minutes. The sessions provide the audience an opportunity to connect with student researchers. 
  • Crossing Lines Design Expo: a unique experience that demonstrates the outcomes of design-based projects in an exhibit format. Students will be organized into one of four sessions throughout the day. 

What is the Nomination Process?

  • It begins with faculty mentors and students collaborating on mentored research and creative projects.
  • Then it continues with an online submission, done by the student, that includes a max 700 character abstract. This must be edited and approved by the faculty mentor.
  • Lastly, the department/school's Symposium planning committee representative approves the completed abstract submission and then forwards it to the Event Chair. 

 

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Celebrating 45 Years

The 45th annual Undergraduate Symposium will occur Friday, March 28th, 2025. 

 44TH EVENT PROGRAM

 

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2025 Event Schedule

The program guide, which includes individual abstracts and presentation times, will be available 2 weeks before the event.

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session A
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session B
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session C
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session D
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Poster Presentations
    Group 1
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Room closed over luncheon)
    Poster Presentations
    Group 2
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Poster Presentations
    Group 3
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Crossing Lines Design Expo Gallery
    All Participants
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    Symposium Luncheon for Invited Guests
    All Participants

Support the Symposium

Please join us as a sponsor of the Undergraduate Symposium. Symposium initiatives include undergraduate fellow appointments, endowed undergraduate-level scholarships and graduate-level fellowship awards as well as the operational needs of the annual Symposium event. All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged in our event program.

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