Undergraduate Research Symposium

Info for Presenters

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Preparing Your Presentation

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

  • A traditional research presentation could be a series of slides or a single slide of your poster (it may work best to zoom in to sections, charts, and graphs for best readability).
  • For Oral, Creative, Performance, or Non-Traditional Presentations, you can prepare a series of slides, a video, recorded performance, or another form of digital presentation (video file preferred) between 4-6 minutes in length.

Poster Design Tips and Templates

Designing a traditional poster is not required, however, if you choose to, we have a page of poster design templates, tips, and examples.

Poster Design Tips

Recording Your Presentation

Recording Your Presentation

You can record your presentation using either Zoom or PowerPoint, whichever you find easiest. An ideal presentation length is 4-6 minutes.

​​​​​Submit Your Presentation

Email the .mp4 file to [email protected] with the subject line “[your name] Presentation Submission”.

Please include your project title in the body of the email.


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.

Get Permission to Share Research Publicly Online

Students must confirm with their research mentors that they are able to upload their research presented in this virtual format. All presentations will be public on the web.

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.