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2019 Symposium

Undergraduate Symposium

The Undergraduate Symposium celebrates the exceptional academic work of Eastern Michigan University undergraduate students, the Symposium showcases student research and creative projects. Hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences, participation is open to undergraduate students from all colleges and disciplines of EMU who have been nominated by a faculty mentor and recommended by the respective department/school.

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Come explore the Symposium! Sit in oral presentations, review posters and discuss the research outcomes, or browse interactive exhibits in the Crossing Lines Design Expo.

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What is the Undergraduate Symposium?

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

  • An outstanding research paper
  • Independent study
  • Lab research project
  • Performance
  • Design-based project
  • and/or honors thesis.

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: whether single or multiple authors, are allotted 15 minutes to present during one of four sessions.
  • Poster presentations: these are displayed during one of three sessions. Each poster session is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • The Design Expo: it is a unique experience that demonstrates the outcomes of design-based projects in an exhibit format. The projects on exhibit are open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

What is the Nomination Process?

  • It begins with faculty mentors identifying students who have achieved exceptional levels of work. 
  • Then continues with an online submission, done by the student, that includes a max 700 character abstract and it must be supported by the faculty mentor.
  • Then the department/school supports the completed nominations and they will forwarded to the event's planning committee.

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40th Annual Undergraduate Symposium

March 27, 2020
EMU Student Center, 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

39th Symposium Program

Download a pdf version of the program [PDF].


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Event Schedule

  • 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session A
  • 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Posters
    Group 1
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Design Expo
  • 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session B
  • 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
    Posters
    Group 2
  • Noon-1:15 p.m.
    Celebratory Luncheon
    For student presenters & faculty mentors
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
    Posters
    Group 2 (continues)
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session C
  • 2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
    Posters
    Group 3
  • 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
    Oral Presentations
    Session D

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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