Kent State Events

Upcoming Events:

Undergraduate Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors 2024

April 5th, 2024

The Undergraduate Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors provides an opportunity for undergraduate students and recent graduates to showcase their hands-on involvement in research and creative endeavors.  We encourage students to share either their completed or ongoing work.  Students from all majors on all of Kent State’s campuses are encouraged to submit their work – from creative dance pieces to scientific research.  Students can present their work through posters, oral presentations, or any creative medium. The Undergraduate Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors will be an in-person event with exceptions for students taking all on-line classes or most classes at one or more of our regional campuses.  If you would like to present remotely and meet one of the noted criteria, contact  The symposium is scheduled for April 5th during the national Undergraduate Student Research Week. The deadline to submit abstracts will be February 19, 2024 at 8AM.

Undergraduate Researchers are also encouraged to present on April 6th at The Ohio Academy of Science Symposium to be held at Kent State University.

The Ohio Academy of Science's Annual Meeting 2024

April 6th, 2024

Each year, the Academy brings together Ohio’s scientists, engineers, educators, graduate and undergraduate students to discuss recent developments in science and technology. The meeting is a science gathering with scientific sessions, renowned speakers, and valuable networking opportunities. More information can be found on the website. This year, the event will be hosted by Kent State University on Saturday, April 6th, 2024. The Schedule of the meeting is as follows:

7:30 to 10:00am Registration
7:30 to 9:00am Breakfast
8:45am Welcome
9:00 to 10:00am Poster Presentations
10:15 to 11:30am Panel Discussion
11:30am to 12:15pm Oral Presentations
12:30 to 1:30pm Lunch
1:00 to 1:30pm Keynote
1:30 to 2:30pm Oral Presentations
2:30 to 3:30pm Poster Presentations

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2024 Program

June 3-July 26, 2024

The SURE program is an eight-week summer program which allows undergraduate students to participate in faculty-supervised research. The SURE program offers stipends for both full-time (40 hours/week) and part-time (20 hours/week) participants, as well as on-campus housing if it is needed. Help is available for finding a faculty mentor if students do not have one already. This program enables students to develop skills in critical thinking, research, communication, problem-solving, and more.

ESDRI 2024 Sustainability Forum: Building Better Water Systems

March 14, 2024

Organized by the Environmental Science and Design Reseach Institute, this is a forum discussion with three water experts in diverse fields. Attendees will learn how to keep Northeast Ohio’s waters clean and the environment safe and habitable for years to come. The conference is free to attend, but advance registration is required. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available for those interested in supporting the forum.
Proceeds from the event will support students and programs in the Environmental Science and Design Research Institute (ESDRI) and our undergraduate fellows program. The event will be held on Thursday, March 14 | 6 p.m. in Cartwright Auditorium. 

Non-Kent State Events

Upcoming Events


Undergraduate Research Week (URW)

April 15-19, 2024

National week dedicated to celebrating undergraduate research across the country. Follow along on social media using #URW2024 and check out its CUR page to learn more! Be prepared for some exciting events at Kent State University to happen as well!


Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Events


CUR offers many events such as webinars, seminars, and conversations that are useful to students. Their list of events is updated regularly, and new events are consistently being added. Check out the CUR events mage for more information.