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Undergraduate Research Symposium by URSA

The Undergraduate Research Students’ Association (URSA) will be hosting the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium VIRTUALLY on April 16th, 2020. The Symposium provides a space for students from any discipline to present their research to a general audience.

This year’s participants are asked to create a video presentation of their research and upload it to YouTube. View YouTube Playlist here. 

URSA will host a live Q&A webinar open to the public on April 16th at 5:00pm via Zoom. Presenters will be present to answer questions about their research. Attendees may submit questions through the chat feature during the webinar, or prior to the webinar by emailing

See a full list of 2020 presenters and research titles 


Presenter Information

Videos for the Symposium will be limited to 15 minutes. The deadline for students to submit proposals is April 7, 2020. Abstracts should be limited to no more than 250 words. Abstracts may be submitted here.

All Knoxville, full-time undergraduate students from any discipline are encouraged to apply. Please note that research, performance and/or creative activities must be under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Questions about the application and day-of events should be directed to the Undergraduate Research Students’ Association (URSA):