2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium

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Registration Form

Before you submit your presentation, you must register using the symposium registration form.

You will be asked to submit: 

  • Your campus, college, major, and graduation year/month
  • Your faculty mentor's name, department, and email address
  • Your project title
  • Your abstract (250-word limit)
  • Upload a professional headshot

Complete Registration Form

Preparing Your Presentation

You may prepare your presentation in a way that best represents your research. 

Traditional Research Poster

A single slide or PDF of your poster.

Oral, Creative, Performance, or Non-Traditional Presentations

This could be a series of slides, a video, recorded performance, or another form of digital presentation (video file preferred) no longer than 5 minutes in length.

Tips and Templates

Recording Your Presentation

You can record your presentation using either Zoom or PowerPoint, whichever you find easiest. 

Record Using Zoom

See how to record a presentation in Zoom. Your presentation should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Record Using PowerPoint

See how to record voiceover narration in PowerPoint. After you record, you'll have to export the narrated PPT to .mp4 file format. See how here. Your presentation should be no longer than 5 minutes.

Submit Your Recorded Presentation

Email the .mp4 file to [email protected] by Wednesday, December 2, 2020 with the subject line “[your name] Presentation Submission”. Please include your project title in the body of the email. 


The Judging Process

Presentations will be public for faculty, staff, and students to view; those who opted for judging will receive written feedback from assigned judges. They will read the abstract and watch the presentation and then fill out a digital feedback form. The judge's comments and feedback will be sent directly to the student when the judge submits the form.


Symposium Partners

Office of Undergraduate Education
The Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education provides support to students and the Office of Undergraduate Research.

University Libraries + University Digital Conservancy (UDC)
The University of Minnesota’s Digital Conservancy (UDC) provides a permanent and searchable home for your research paper or poster.  Hosted by the U of M libraries, this option for presentation is available year-round.

Minnesota Undergraduate Research & Academic Journal (MURAJ)
MURAJ is an academic journal dedicated to the academic research of undergraduate students. It is a student-run publication that strives toward a diverse representation of work from all subjects and fields. Students are encouraged to submit research in a variety of formats and platforms, whether it be by text, photo, or video.