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Undergraduate Research Symposia

The annual Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium is held each spring semester.  All undergraduate biological sciences students who are doing research in a lab, whether in the UT Biological Sciences Department or elsewhere, are encouraged to participate.  Honors students are required to present their research projects at the symposium.  The entire UT Biological Sciences department including faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend.  Family and friends are also invited.

The URS provides a forum for undergraduate students to present their work in a formal setting, similar to what they will experience if they choose a career in science.  It provides an opportunity to showcase the exciting projects in which our undergraduates are involved.  It also demonstrates to the public the important role undergraduate students play in the departmental research mission.

Typically, the program begins in the morning with a keynote address presented by a prominent biologist.  This is followed by student presentations.  Student talks continue in the afternoon.  The awards ceremony follow the final presentation.

Last Updated: 8/10/18