UW Bothell Undergraduate Research & Creative Practice Symposium


The UW Bothell Undergraduate Research and Creative Practice Symposium is an opportunity for UW Bothell undergraduate students to present each spring what they have learned through their research and creative practice experiences to a larger audience. We encourage undergraduate students from local Community Colleges to also submit abstracts and artist statements.

This  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 participate.  Those not yet involved in research will learn about the broad range of opportunities available at UWB.


Research Symposium Programs

2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium

2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium 

2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium 

2014 Undergraduate Research Symposium 


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.

Presentation Components 

Preparing an 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.  It 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 your audience 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. 

Preparing an 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. Your 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 visit artisttrust.org.

Poster Printing

The Office of Research has suspended poster printing services beginning summer quarter 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience. We recommend you contact your local FedEx, or Staples, or UPS Store for any printing needs. 

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More Resources from UW Seattle

For more information on presenting research visit the UW Seattle Undergraduate Research pages