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Undergraduate Research Symposium

***Effective immediately, the University of Minnesota Morris will be canceling the 2020 URS. Stay tuned for more details and updates about events at the University of Minnesota Morris. Thank you for your partnership and patience as we work together to keep our community healthy.***


The Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) offers an opportunity to present your research and scholarly and creative work.

Your audience not only includes your peers, your faculty, and your family but also reaches far beyond the campus community.

April 25th, 2020 will mark the 20th annual UMN Morris Undergraduate Research Symposium, which celebrates student scholarly achievement and informs the campus community about the variety and quality of original student research, creative, and scholarly work from all academic areas of the Morris campus.

Types of presentations include posters, oral presentations, and short or abbreviated theatrical, dance, or musical performances. 

In 2019 we introduced a few new categories:
  • a "works in progress" option for projects and papers not-yet-finished, but "far along"
  • a "capstone" category for those kinds of particular works that function to fulfill degree requirements but may be presentable to a general audience. 
  • a submitted panel option, which could include several projects related to a tightly-defined topic or theme
  • and a "sophomore spotlight" to highlight the work of younger scholar-students.



URS Co-chairs are available to assist you with drafting your abstract. 

Barbara Burke

Office Location: ACE, Student Center 5
ACE Office Hours: Fridays 9:45-11:40 am. 

Heather Waye

Office Location: ACE, Student Center 5