Undergraduate Research Symposium

2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors

Join us for Kent State University’s annual Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors on Monday, April 17th, 2023 in the Kent Student Center

 

Schedule

9 a.m. - noon 
Student Center Check-In and Poster Set-Up
Student Center Ballroom

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Judges Convene for Lunch and Orientation
Student Center Ballroom Balcony

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Poster Displays and Oral Presentations
Student Center Second Floor and Ballroom

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Reception 
Student Center Room 306

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
KIVA

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 agosky@kent.edu.  The symposium is scheduled for April 17th during the national Undergraduate Student Research Week.

Abstracts will be accepted from December 1, 2022 through February 17, 2023. Submit your abstract.

View the Abstract Submission Instructions.

View completed abstracts and posters from the 2020 symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Gosky.

UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND CREATIVE ENDEAVORS

Sponsored by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs,  Office of the Provost, Honors College, and University Libraries

2022 Winners and Mentors

2021 Winners

2021 Mentors

2020 Winners

View 2022 Symposium Brochure

View 2021 Symposium Brochure

View 2019 Symposium Brochure

View 2018 Symposium Brochure

View 2017 Symposium Brochure

Click here to submit your abstract

View Abstract Submission Instructions here.

The Value of Student Research

Headshot of Douglas Delahanty
"My experience with undergraduate research solidified a desire to pursue research as a career, and undergraduate research provides KSU students with a life-changing experience that helps them to find their passion. Rather than simply digesting knowledge from textbooks/lectures, undergraduate research gives students the ability to create knowledge and solve problems of immense public health relevance."

DOUGLAS L. DELAHANTY, PH.D. 
INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS
 

About the Symposium

SYMPOSIUM ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate students attending any of Kent State's eight campuses and representing any major are eligible to participate.
Student researchers are required to submit a brief abstract indicating their intent to participate.
The next symposium will be held  Wednesday, April 20, 2022 on the Kent campus.   Abstracts may be submitted beginning December 1, 2021.  Deadline for abstract submissions is February 15, 2022. 
All research, scholarly work, or creative activity must be completed in collaboration with a faculty or graduate student mentor.

BENEFITS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

  • Participate in an academically enriching experience
  • Build your professional resume
  • Win cash awards for exemplary presentations
  • Not participating? That's OK — Come support your classmates, and
  • Learn more about student research opportunities. 

HAVE QUESTION?
Please direct any questions regarding the Symposium to Ann Gosky, Director of the Office of Student Research, at agosky@kent.edu or 330-672-0837.