Undergraduate Research Week

Get ready to celebrate Undergraduate Research Week (URW) on April 21 – 25, 2025.

On November 16, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011, as “Undergraduate Research Week.” Since that time, CUR has designated a week in April each year as “Undergraduate Research Week.” This is a national celebration in which CUR showcases what other campuses are doing to celebrate UR, congratulate students on their research, and thank those faculty and mentors who have helped guide the way for UR.​ 

Celebrate with us all week long. Take a look at what will be happening here at CUR and at other institutions. Follow along on social media using #URW2025. 

Gratitude Posts: What impact has undergraduate research had on you? Is there a mentor you would like to thank? Is there a research project that made you think twice about something? Is your faculty’s hard work making your undergraduate research programs successful? Make sure to thank those who have made a difference in your undergraduate research journey by tagging #URW2025 on social and making sure to tag @CURinAction so we can share your stories. 

Celebrate Success: Throughout the week, CUR will be posting undergraduate research highlight stories from many membered institutions and award winning community members. Make sure to read these amazing stories!

Share What’s Happening On Your Campus: Take a minute and share upcoming celebrations, symposia, and more that may be happening on your campus during or after Undergraduate Research Week.

Undergraduate Research Week 2024 Activities

  • Apr 19, 2024
    11th Annual Research Day, April 19, 2024 ‐ Lawrence Technological University

    The 11th Annual Research Day at Lawrence Technological University will take place on April 19, 2024. Research Day promotes the highest quality educational experience for Lawrence Tech students and celebrates the culture of research at Lawrence Tech. Undergraduate students will present posters and oral papers from 12-5 in the Buell Atrium. Event is open to the public.

  • Apr 17, 2024
    24th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium ‐ University of Minnesota Morris

    The 24th UMN Morris Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on April 17, 2024 offers
    students an opportunity to showcase their research, scholarly activities, and creative work. Types of presentations include posters, oral presentations, and short or abbreviated theatrical, dance, or musical performances.

  • Apr 17, 2024
    33rd Annual Student Engagement Forum ‐ Radford University

    The 33rd Annual Radford University Student Engagement Forum will take place from April 17 – 23, 2024. Radford University students will present oral and poster presentations on their unique research and creative inquiry accomplishments.

  • Apr 16, 2024
    3rd Annual OSU Undergraduate Research Symposium ‐ Oklahoma State University

    More than 300 undergraduate students in all areas presented research posters, flash talks, or performance pieces at the 3rd Annual OSU Undergraduate Research Symposium. More than 100 graduate students provided feedback for all presenters at the symposium, and hundreds of faculty, students and guests attended.

  • Apr 18, 2024
    Belmont University Research Symposium ‐ Belmont University

    The Belmont University Research Symposium provides Belmont students an opportunity to present the findings of their independent research projects, listen to distinguished speakers, and enjoy the company of fellow researchers. This event is open to the public.

  • Apr 18, 2024
    Celebration of Student Research and Creativity ‐ Northern Kentucky University

    At Celebration, NKU undergraduate and graduate students present their research, artistic or creative projects through posters, oral, virtual and creative presentations. Celebration provides important recognition and acknowledgement of the excellent work and accomplishments of NKU students.

  • Apr 18, 2024
    Celebration of Student Scholarship ‐ Northern Michigan University

    This annual event recognizes the scholarly activity of undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines. Students share their work with the NMU and Marquette communities by presenting research posters and oral presentations. The event is free and open to the public. Our mission is to improve how we communicate about academic topics and ideas while recognizing the hard work done by NMU students under the guidance of faculty. Join us to discover and celebrate student scholarship.

  • Apr 17, 2024
    CURAS 2024 ‐ Regis University

    Regis University is hosting its 3rd annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.

  • Apr 16, 2024
    Dean’s Honor Symposium ‐ The New School

    The annual Dean’s Honor Symposium is an academic summit that celebrates student work including class projects, internships, study abroad experiences, senior capstones, and independent work in the community. #LangDHS

  • Apr 19, 2024
    Discover USC ‐ University of South Carolina

    Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of South Carolina (USC), Discover USC showcases innovative projects produced by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and medical scholars from across the USC system. Work presented at Discover USC spans disciplines to represent the diversity of scholarship at South Carolina’s flagship university. More than 1,000 student poster presentations happen at this annual event.

  • Apr 18, 2024
    EXPO: Celebrating research, scholarship, creative inquiry and community service ‐ College of Charleston

    Participating in research, creative activities or community service projects can be one of the most important aspects of college life. When students and faculty work together on projects, students gain knowledge, training, and skills that are important to employers and in graduate school. At the College of Charleston, we encourage all students to engage in research and experiential learning activities. Each year, the university invites students to present their work to the campus community.

  • Apr 19, 2024
    Illinois College Celebration of Excellence ‐ Illinois College

    Celebration of Excellence is an annual Illinois College campus tradition each spring with a full day of events to mark the closing of the academic year and celebrate the achievements of the IC community.

  • Apr 19, 2024
    LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research Conference ‐ LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Discover Day is an annual multi-discipline undergraduate research conference held in Baton Rouge, LA at Louisiana State University each spring. Students from any college/university and from any major are welcome to submit an application to present their research or creative work. The 11th annual LSU Discover Day will be held in person on Friday, April 19th, 2024 at Louisiana State University’s Student Union.
  • Apr 16, 2024
    Morehouse Dream Makers Summit ‐ Morehouse College

    The Annual Morehouse College Dream Makers Summit is a showcase of Student Excellence in scholarship, creativity, and innovation at Morehouse College. Throughout the day, there will be student presentations, student entrepreneurial demonstrations, lightening talks, and an alumni panel discussion. This is also an opportunity to introduce our students to training and career opportunities with industry partners. The Dream Makers Summit will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 8:30 AM-5:30 PM.

  • May 03, 2024
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Honors Day Poster Session ‐ St. Olaf College

    The St. Olaf Natural Sciences and Mathematics Honors Day Poster Session is supported by the Paul and Mildred Hardy Endowment. This poster session celebrates undergraduate reserach and provides an opportunity for students to showcae their summer or academic year research accomplishments.

  • Apr 11, 2024
    Piedmont Symposium ‐ Piedmont University

    On Thursday, April 11th, Piedmont University will hold it’s 6th annual Symposium on the Athens and Demorest campuses. Throughout the day there will be oral and poster presentations from 400 students showcasing their undergraduate research and creative inquiry projects. Students, faculty, and staff look forward to this day every year as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

  • Apr 26, 2024
    Research and Creativity Symposium ‐ University of Mary Washington

    On the last day of the spring semester, April 26, 2024, the University of Mary Washington will celebrate the research and creative endeavors of its students over the previous year with our 18th annual Research and Creativity Day Symposium. Events will be happening all over campus, and some student work will also be presented virtually on our website.

  • Apr 10, 2024
    Student Scholars Day ‐ Grand Valley State University

    Student Scholars Day (SSD) celebrates scholarship, research, and creative work performed by GVSU students. The day showcases faculty-mentored student work, shared through many venues, including (but not limited to) oral presentations, discussion and panel sessions, fine arts exhibits and performances, and poster presentations. The event is on April 10, 2024, from 9:00AM – 5:00PM and is open to public attendance.

  • Apr 18, 2024
    SWOSU’s 32nd Research and Scholarly Activity Fair ‐ Southwestern Oklahoma State University

    32nd Annual Research and Scholarly Activity Fair, 12:00 – 3:00pm, SWOSU Wellness Center.
    SWOSU Students, faculty, staff, and administration are encouraged to present a poster, oral presentation, or an exhibit/performance/demonstration.
    We invite the community, state and local leaders, educators and high school students from across the state to attend.

  • Apr 16, 2024
    The 19th Annual Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors Week ‐ Moravian University

    April 12 – 18, 2024
    This year, 67 students, representing 36 different areas of study, are giving oral and poster presentations during the 2024 Scholars Week activities. Many thanks to their 30 faculty sponsors. Since the inception of this event 18 years ago, 1278 students have shared their scholarly accomplishments with the Moravian University community.
    Additionally, numerous talented student musicians and artists will participate in ensembles and art exhibits.

  • Apr 18, 2024
    Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase ‐ Indiana State University

    Join us! On Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase will be held on the 1st and 2nd floors of University Hall, including the theater and atrium. Students from across campus will present/perform their research and creativity, including scientific studies, community engagement projects, experiential learning, performance, music, dance, poetry, visual arts, and more! The event is free and open to the public and campus community.

  • Apr 03, 2024
    Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference ‐ Augusta University
    Augusta University’s 24th Undergraduate Research and Fine Arts Conference (URFA) on April 3rd 2024 is an opportunity for our students to showcase their scholarly and artistic endeavors. We are proud to have 72 JagURs (our fond name for AU Jaguars who are also Undergrad Researchers) presenting, over 45 volunteer judges and moderators, 4 presenters in our 4×4 Showdown (4 slides, 4 minutes), and to recognize students graduating with a Research Distinction or Distinction of Excellence.
  • Apr 12, 2024
    Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) ‐ UNC Charlotte

    UNC Charlotte will be celebrating the 12th anniversary of the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). The Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is a university-wide showcase of research projects completed by undergraduate students of all levels from all colleges and departments in the university. The conference is hybrid in person and on Symposium.

  • Apr 19, 2024
    Undergraduate Research Showcase ‐ Boise State University

    The Undergraduate Research Showcase is a celebration of research and creative activity and a forum for Boise State undergraduate students from all academic disciplines and all levels to share their research with the campus community. Its purpose is to provide students with a low-stakes opportunity to present their work and receive constructive and helpful feedback. The Showcase is free and open to the public.

  • Apr 16, 2024
    Undergraduate Research Symposium ‐ Oklahoma State University

    The annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate students to present what they have learned through their research experiences to the OSU campus community. We welcome all OSU faculty, staff, and students to attend! The event is open to the public, and community members/industry partners are welcome.

  • Apr 15, 2024
    Undergraduate Research Week at Caltech ‐ Caltech

    Every day of Undergraduate Research Week 2024 is getting celebrated at Caltech! We’re the home of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) Program, the WAVE Fellows, various internship opportunities at NASA JPL, and serve as a site for the Amgen Scholars Program. From April 15 to April 19, we’re highlighting students who have taken on undergraduate research, the faculty and mentors who support this work, and spotlighting our labs which serve as the arenas for innovative research.

  • Apr 18, 2024
    Undergraduate Research Week at Collin College ‐ Collin College

    On April 18, Collin College students will share their research in poster presentations at the Cultivating Scholars event on the Frisco Campus. On April 19, art students will have a roundtable discussion about the role of research in fine art. In addition to these campus events, we are curating an online gallery to highlight current student research at Collin College—the only public college based in Collin County, Texas.

  • Apr 17, 2024
    Undergraduate Research Week at Kennesaw State University ‐ Kennesaw State University

    Kennesaw State University is celebrating Undergraduate Research Week in several ways, including our annual Symposium of Student Scholars, an Undergraduate Research Club event, and more.

  • Apr 16, 2024
    University of Detroit Mercy Undergraduate Research Week ‐ University of Detroit Mercy

    At Detroit Mercy the Departments of Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry have come together to host URW events. Our main event this year will be oral presentations of our Research Excellence Finalists and Recipients as well as a keynote address from Dr. Chelsea Spriggs, Assistant Professor, the University of Michigan. All students are also invited to present an oral lightning talk or poster presentation at Detroit Mercy’s Scholarly Achievement Day.

  • Apr 17, 2024
    University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum (UURAF) Awards Ceremony ‐ Michigan State University

    Join us in celebration of the first place winners selected during the 26th annual UURAF on April 12th. Undergraduate Research Mentors of the Year are also honored during this awards ceremony.

  • Apr 17, 2024
    URSCA Symposium -Celebration of Student Scholarship ‐ Concordia College – Moorhead

    Concordia College, Moorhead, MN holds its 15th annual Celebration of Student Scholarship event, a day-long undergraduate research symposium featuring a variety of presentation formats given by students across the disciplines.

  • Apr 19, 2024
    WPI Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase ‐ Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

    WPI’s annual Undergraduate Research Projects Showcase, a celebration of every senior student’s thesis, is a full day event to be held on April 19. The WPI senior thesis—the Major Qualifying Project (MQP)—is one of three significant projects required to graduate, and the culmination of a project-based educational experience. Project sponsors attend the event to celebrate the remarkable outcomes of students’ major-specific research, design and creative projects. The public is also welcome to join.

Planning Ahead? Mark your calendars for our future Undergraduate Research Week celebrations: ​April 20 – 24, 2026.