Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

2017 Symposium

April 11, 2017
ISU Memorial Union

2016 Schedule

2016 Abstracts


The Symposium provides undergraduates from all academic disciplines with an opportunity to share their research with the university community and other guests through conference-style oral presentations. The Symposium represents part of a larger effort of Iowa State University to enhance, support, and celebrate undergraduate research activity.

Though coordinated by the University Honors Program, all undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Symposium. Undergraduates conducting research but not yet ready to present their work are encouraged to attend the Symposium to learn about the presentation process and students not currently involved in research are encouraged to attend the Symposium to learn about the broad range of undergraduate research activities that are taking place at ISU.

The first Symposium was held in April 2007. The 39 students who presented research and their mentors collectively represented all of ISU's Colleges:  Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate College.  The event has grown to regularly include more than 100 students presenting on topics that span the broad range of disciplines studied at ISU.  Participant information, including abstracts of the presentations, from the past events have been published in a set of Symposium programs, which are available online.

To find out more about the Symposium, visit the links on this web site or contact the Symposium Coordinator, Svitlana Zbarska, undergradresearch@iastate.edu for more information.