Undergraduate Research Symposium

2024 Research Symposium & Poster Fair

Friday, April 12, 2024 (paper presentations) and Saturday, April 13, 2024 (poster fair)

Location: Hutton Honors College

Call for proposals and abstracts

Submission Deadline: Extended to February 29, 2024!

The Hutton Honors College invites proposals and abstracts for our annual Research Symposium and Poster Fair. The Symposium and Poster Fair are to be hosted in-person at the Hutton Honors College on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th, and all IU undergraduates are invited to participate.

Students who choose to present papers at the Symposium will be asked to speak for fifteen minutes on their work, with a five minute Q&A to follow. Each presenter will be included on a panel of students working in a similar field of study. Topics often include sociology, international issues, business, science, psychology, health care, arts and humanities, but every year the topics vary somewhat according to the abstracts submitted. A schedule of sessions will be forthcoming in March.

Poster session

Photo of students in front of their poster with additional students in the background engaged in a discussion.There will be a special poster session scheduled as part of the Symposium on Saturday, April 12, 2024.

Students are invited to present a paper or a poster, and many students present both. All IU undergraduates are invited to participate in these two events, and all IU faculty and students will be invited to attend. Students are encouraged to present on work that is not yet complete. If you are writing a paper for a class, or conducting research for your thesis or a lab project, present your work and learn from the feedback you receive before you complete your project. Presenting will help guide your thinking as you work toward completion. Students are not asked to submit the final paper, just an abstract.

Professional experience opportunity

The Symposium and Poster Fair are open to all disciplines, including (but not limited to): visual and performing arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, public affairs, natural and physical sciences, mathematics, business and economics, education, and nursing. This is a great opportunity to let others see the valuable work you have accomplished, and to see what other students in a variety of fields are exploring here at IU. It is also a great chance for you to perfect your presentation skills and receive valuable feedback from faculty and interested colleagues. Don't miss this opportunity for professional experience!