What to Expect
To get a better sense for what to expect, read below for general information about the symposium, oral and poster presentation sessions, and glimpses of past symposia.
Poster sessions are the largest component of the symposium and feature student researchers and community engagement projects from across the disciplines. The 2017 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium featured over 250 poster presentations. The 2018 symposium will feature two poster sessions with each session lasting 90 minutes in Mundelein Auditorium. Students will be assigned to present in either the morning or afternoon poster session (but not both) and are expected to be present for the full session. During the session, students visually display their research or community engagement projects, deliver brief presentations on their projects, and answer audience questions.
Registration for the 2019 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium will open later this fall. If you are planning to become a presenter, you can find more detailed information, guidelines, and resources for creating, submitting, and printing your poster here.
Oral presentation sessions feature in-depth presentations on undergraduate research and community engagement projects. The oral presentation session runs for 60 minutes in locations throughout the Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Each individual session features a thematically organized panel of 3-4 presenters who deliver 10-15 minute oral presentations on their research or community engagement projects and answer audience questions.
Registration for the 2019 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium will open later this fall. If you are planning on becoming a presenter, you can find more detailed information, guidelines, and resources for developing and honing your oral presentation here.
An awards ceremony will follow the oral presentation and poster sessions. You can find more information about these awards and how to nominate students, staff, faculty, and community partners here.
Past Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposia
Check out this slideshow featuring the 2017 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium and other events from Loyola's 2017 Weekend of Excellence.
Check out the program below for a detailed schedule, presentation abstracts, and an index of presenters from the 2017 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium. (Coming soon!)
Do you have more questions about the symposium? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.