Information for Faculty

The Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium provides an opportunity for Iowa State University to showcase and celebrate the mentored research of our most motivated undergraduate students through oral presentations at faculty-moderated sessions. Though coordinated by the University Honors Program, all undergraduate students are eligible and encouraged to participate, and we hope to see a wide range of disciplines represented.

Students wishing to make presentations are asked to submit the application form and a Mentor Acknowledgement Form signed by their mentors. We hope that mentors will review these abstracts carefully and help assure that they meet appropriate professional standards. Mentors are listed along with their students in the Symposium program; abstracts are posted in a longer program online. The Honors Program holds information sessions to help students develop effective proposals and presentations.

Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to:

  • Invite students currently engaged in mentored research to present their work at the Symposium
  • Review submitted abstracts and moderate Symposium sessions. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer and/or session moderator, please contact Svitlana Zbarska, the Symposium Coordinator
  • Attend the Symposium events
  • Urge students not yet engaged in research to attend the Symposium to learn more about the nature and scope of undergraduate research taking place at ISU

If you have questions that are not answered here, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or e-mail Svitlana Zbarska.