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Symposium Application

UWB Undergraduate Research and

Creative Practice Symposium Application

Deadline: April 1st, 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 1, 2016. 

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

Abstract (300 words 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 Statement (300 word limit):

Students presenting work from creative disciplines where an artists statement  is submit an artist statement in lieu of an abstract. The artist statement should explain your work, and may provide background, context, subject matter, purpose, theories and/or meaning of the artwork. For more information on writing artists statmenets 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.

Interdisciplinary Arts Showcase


Still feel lost?

Don’t worry!  Workshops on how to write abstracts, 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 1, 2016 Deadline*

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

Has your mentor approved your abstract?: Required


For more information or questions, please contact Charlotte Rasmussen at

Thanks to the Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Washington