Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Symposium

Research Week provides a venue for Auburn undergraduate students to present research and creative projects to the broader academic community. Undergraduates from all disciplines are invited to present their current and recent academic work, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at Auburn University and reflecting its spirit of excellence. The Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held as part of Research Week 2014.

How to participate

All undergraduate students enrolled at Auburn University (Main Campus or Montgomery Campus) may attend the Research Week activities and the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Fair. Undergraduate students wishing to make oral or poster presentations must submit abstracts of their research in addition to their online registration(free) by February 28, 2014 at 11:59 PM. Abstracts may be submitted at the time of registration, or you have the option of uploading your abstract to the registration site by the registration deadline.

Undergraduate students who are not presenting research but wish to attend must register for research week by Monday, April 7, 2014.

The SGA Undergraduate Research Board, partnering with Auburn University's Undergraduate Research Program, will host the second annual Undergraduate Research Opportunities Fair (UROF) in the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The fair will provide undergraduate students with the chance to discover possible opportunities to become involved in research. The fair is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

Abstract Guidelines

Only 2000 characters are allowed. The abstract should include a description of research goals, pivotal techniques employed, results, and discussion and implications of the findings.

Use the Abstract Submission Form Word template when creating your abstract. The template can be found here. After you download the template, please save it to your computer with a new file name. You will then be able to upload your abstract to the registration site.

You must check your character count prior to submitting your abstract. Abstracts over the 2000 character limit (with spaces) WILL NOT be accepted.  
* Do not include the headings in the abstract.
* No images can be included in the abstract. 
* Acronyms should be defined.

Award Criteria

Undergraduate students who present their research or creative scholarship at the Symposium will be eligible for presentation awards according to the following categories:

  • STEM (including Social Science) (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)
    • Oral Presentations
    • Poster Presentations
  • Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities(1st, 2nd, 3rd Place)
    • Oral Presentations
    • Poster Presentations
  • Oral presentations will be judged on quality of content, conclusions, visual material (if appropriate), presentation style, and responses to questions and comments.
  • Poster presentations will be judged on quality of content, conclusions, visual material (if appropriate), presentation, originality, and significance to discipline (merit).
  • First place awards for all categories: $125
  • Second place awards: $75
  • Third place awards: $50

Last Updated: March 14, 2014