Office of Research

Symposium Application

UWB Undergraduate Research and

Creative Practice Symposium Application

Deadline EXTENDED: April 6th, 2016

The UWB Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Symposium is an opportunity for UWB undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. The event showcases projects from all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics.  Students currently involved in research are encouraged to apply.  Those not yet involved in research will learn about the broad range of opportunities available at UWB.

Please complete the following application form before April 6, 2016 at 5 pm. 

The application form requires information that includes presenter, co-presenter and mentor information, project title and an abstract or artist's statement. 

Abstract (300 word limit):

An abstract is a brief summary of your research that includes your research topic/question, methods, results and/or progress to date, conclusions and implications.  An abstract is a summary of your research usually presented in skeletal form, which concentrates on the essentials of a larger idea or claim. Your abstract should include sufficient information for yoru audeince to judge the nature and significance of your research, the adequacy of the methodology employed, and the nature of the results and/or progress to date. For the purposes of the Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice  Symposium, a well-written abstract helps others who may not be studying in your discipline understand the purpose and value of your work. It should be comprehensible on a basic level to the educated non-expert audience. 

Artist's Statement (300 word limit):

Students presenting work from creative disciplines whether visual, sound, or text-based should submit an artist's statement in lieu of an abstract. The artist statement should help an educated non-expert audience understand the inquiry that motivates your work. What questions, concerns, techniques, and subjects activate your creative practice? You may explain your work by providing the background or context for the project, elaborating on the theories underlying it or the concepts it explores. You statement  may also address the question: what do you hope the audience sees, feels, or understands from viewing this work? For more information on writing artist statements please click here.

Session Types:

Oral Presentation

Oral presentations should be 10 minutes in length immediately followed by a 4 minute question and answer session.  Presentations should be tailored to an educated but non-expert audience and can include slides (e.g., PowerPoint), live demonstrations or performances, audience participation and/or handouts for the audience.

Poster Sessions

The poster should include a statement of the idea investigated, a description of the method or approach used, findings or progress to date, and a summary.

Performance Art

Performances should be 10 minutes in length followed by a 4 minute question and answer session. With special permission, group performances may run longer. Performers will be contacted about the size, location and technological capabilities of the performance space prior to the Symposium.

Visual Art Exhibit

Visual displays should include an artist’s statement and a short description of the work, including title, medium / materials, and year created, as applicable. The latter will be included alongside in an accompanying placard.

Still feel lost?

Don’t worry!  Workshops on how to write abstracts and artist statements, how to design your poster and how to give oral presentations are offered by the Undergraduate Research Program at UW Seattle and at UW Bothell. Or please make an appointment with Charlotte Rasmussen for more information.


*Be sure to submit your abstracts by the April 6, 2016 Deadline*

Registration Form

Are you applying to co-present your research project as part of a team with other undergraduates?: Required

What kind of presentation do you want to submit?: Required

Has your mentor approved your abstract?: Required

Information Release

The UW Bothell Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Symposium is a public event. The information that you provide in this online application will be made available to the public via the Internet, in print, and in person on the day of the event. Your full name, class standing, university name, current list of majors, and any scholarships earned will all be made available, along with your abstract or artist statement, presentation time, and location to the public.

Before you submit your application online, you must confirm that you are aware of the ways that your personal information, outlined above, may be used.

Do you understand the statement above and give permission for the use of this information?: Required

Personal Release

I hereby grant permission to the University of Washington (UW) and its assigns and licensees to take photographs or videos of me, and to make recordings of my voice. I give the UW permission to use these images, videos, and recordings, as well as my likeness, name, and voice, as follows:

  • The use may include reproduction, distribution, derivative works, display, and performance.
  • The use may be in composite or modified forms and in any media, now known or later developed, including without limitation newspapers, television, radio, the World Wide Web, and social media.
  • The use may be for any purpose throughout the world and in perpetuity, including, without limitation, education, trade, advertising, and promotion.

I further acknowledge that I will not be compensated for these uses, and that the UW exclusively owns all rights to the images, videos, and recordings, and to any derivative works created from them. I waive the right to inspect or approve of the uses of any printed or electronic copy. I hereby release the UW and its assigns and licensees from any claims that may arise from these uses, including without limitation claims of defamation or invasion of privacy, or of infringement of moral rights or rights of publicity or copyright.

This Release is binding on me, my heirs, assigns, and estate. The UW is not obligated to use any of the rights granted under this Release. This Release expresses the complete understanding of the parties.
A PDF of the form is available here

By selecting the "I Accept" button, you acknowledge that you have read the personal release agreement. By signing this agreement electronically, you agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this agreement. By selecting "I Accept" you consent to be legally bound by this Agreement's terms and conditions. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must sign this form electronically for you.: Required





For more information or questions, please contact Charlotte Rasmussen at

Thanks to the Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Washington

What sort of creative works can you present at the Symposium?

The "shor"t list is video screenings, performances of stories, scenes, poetry, dance, and music, and exhibitions of visual art, design, and installations!

If you are unsure- send an e-mail to

Need help with Abstracts or Artists statements?