How to Apply

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for Iowa State University to showcase and celebrate the research of our most highly motivated undergraduate students through oral presentations at faculty-moderated sessions. Through coordinated by the University Honors Program, all undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to participate in the Symposium.

Students make 15-minute oral presentations in sessions moderated by faculty members and built on discipline-related themes. The presentations must be supported by PowerPoint. The Honors Program holds information sessions to help students develop effective proposals and presentations.

Students interested in participating in the Symposium should complete and submit an electronic copy of the completed Abstract Submission Form and turn in a signed copy of the Mentor Acknowledgement Form to 2130 Jischke Honors Building. The submission deadline is 4:00 pm on Monday, March 2, 2020. Abstracts are reviewed by faculty. Students will be notified by e-mail whether their submissions have been accepted.

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.

Two optional information sessions will be held for students interested in applying for the Symposium:

Tuesday, February 11, 3:00pm-4:00 pm in 1151 Jischke

Wednesday, February 12, 12:00pm-1:00 pm in 1151 Jischke

Friday, February 14, 1:00pm-2:00 pm in 1151 Jischke