Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergrad Research Symposium

2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium Logo

14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, April 24th, 2021


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Mission Statement

The URS was conceived of and is hosted by the Honors College Student Ambassadors, who believe in the importance of sharing undergraduate research in a multi-disciplinary environment. It was created to:

  • Provide a forum for students to present their research to faculty and other students
  • Give students the opportunity to practice public speaking to prepare for future conferences
  • Give students the chance to network with other students and faculty
  • Help students grow as emerging professionals in their fields of study

To achieve these ends, the URS is a congenial, positive, professional environment, and faculty volunteers serve as moderators to provide informal yet constructive feedback to everyone who presents.

Event Information - 


The Undergraduate Research Symposium is held at the Sam Houston State University campus in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences building and in the newly-renovated Lowman Student Center. The conference will be held on April 18, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with lunch being served at noon. 

Please plan to stay for the whole conference: Symposia are not organized (and in this case, paid for) so that you can present your work and leave; they are intended to foster collegiality and to promote the exchange of ideas. Plan to attend other sessions and visit the posters during our poster session. Join us for lunch; it’s FREE!

Remember to invite your faculty advisor, family, and friends. They can join us for FREE but must register so we can account for their event materials and meals. Register them by using the REGISTRATION INFORMATION button above.

Informational Meetings

Come find out more about the Undergraduate Research Symposium during these wonderful co-chair led sessions!

We will be discussing not only when and where the URS will be, but also details about how to present, what your abstract should look like and we will give more information about the three SCHOLARSHIPS offered.

This is also a great time to bring up any questions you may have!

Our URS 2021 Informational Sessions are on:

Wednesday, October 14th, at 3PM 


Thursday, October 15th, at 3 PM 

Virtually Via Zoom

Workshop Series


Symposium Workshop

Stop by during any of the above shown workshop sessions for help preparing your presentation abstract and/or design. Take advantage of the presentation practice date to practice before the URS!

Our Workshop Series Sessions are on:


ABSTRACTS & PROPOSALS: March 4, at 4PM in the Newton Gresham Library Room 157

DESIGN: April 2, at 4PM in the Newton Gresham Library Room 157

PRACTICE: April 15, at 4PM in CHSS Room 220


The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

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