Symposia

Have you conducted research as a research assistant, through independent research, or for a class assignment? Now, take the opportunity to present your findings and get feedback on your research!

student presenting at symposium.

Why present your research at a symposium?

  • Tell other students about your research. 
  • Practice presentation skills. 
  • See what other students are researching and share knowledge.
  • Tell faculty, parents, and others about the work going on at the undergraduate level at Emory. 
  • Prepare for further work in research. 
  • Practice sharing data and research with those outside of your field of study.

Undergraduate Research Programs offers opportunities every spring semester for Emory students to present their research. 

Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

During Undergraduate Research Week at Emory, April 22-26, 2019, undergraduate researchers from across the College present their research for all to see in the Woodruff Library. Poster presentations will be held on Level 1 of the library and presentations will be held in the B Jones room on Level 3.

The Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on April 24th. Students present work from all fields including Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Creative & Performing Arts. All Emory students are welcome to present.

Day 1: April 24, 2-6pm
Research Partners and students funded by Undergraduate Research Programs will display their research. Registration opens on March 4.

Please note, if you would like your poster printing organized by URP, your final poster submission will be due by 4:00 PM on April 9, 2019.

Presentation Requirements

All participants will be asked to give poster presentations of their research projects, however the format may vary for department-specific symposia. Awards will be given to the best research poster. All students are provided with guidance on printing their posters.

Attending a Symposium

Why should students attend a symposium?

  • To see what other students are researching.
  • To find out what kind of research is happening on Emory’s campus.
  • To learn new information and see progress/discoveries being made.
  • To get involved in research.
  • To be inspired for individual research.
  • To learn about the variety of labs on campus.
  • To talk to faculty in undergraduate research.
  • To ask questions about involvement, research, faculty, etc.
  • To get advice from students in research, graduate students, and faculty.

Creating a Poster

A common way to create a poster is using PowerPoint, which will be introduced here. However, if you are familiar with any other software and would like to use it, feel free to do so.

When making the poster, the first thing that you should always do is to make sure that you have the correct aspect ratio of your poster. You can do that by going to File > Page Setup, select ‘Custom’ in the ‘Slides sized for’ option, and put down the actual height and width of your poster.

Keep in mind that this should always be the first step, do not size your poster after you are already done with the content because that will mess up the format of your poster. You can also ask your research mentor whether he/she has a template that he/she would like you to use, since some research groups have their preferred way of presenting results.

Poster Making Resources

If you have received funding for your project from Undergraduate Research Progams, you must acknowledge the contribution by including our logo on your poster.

Photos & Previous Programs

Learn about the fascinating research students have presented on at past symposia.

Check out previous symposia abstracts here.