Undergraduate Academic Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015

Each spring the College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosts an Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is a forum for undergraduate students to showcase their scholarship and creative activity.

Students present posters or give oral presentations and faculty panels select award winners in a number of categories.

Symposium Schedule

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oral Presentations

12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Johnson Center, Gold Room

Poster Session A

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Poster Session B

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Awards Presentation

3:45 p.m. - Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall


Submit a Proposal

Proposal submission deadline: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Click here to submit your proposal


Poster Presentations

Posters are 36” tall by 48” wide. Students must plan to be present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium to discuss their research and answer questions.

The College will print all student posters that are received by 8:00 a.m., Friday, April 17th. Poster files should be sent to Vita Vock (pdf format preferred). 

Poster Formatting Workshops

  • Friday, March 27th 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., Merten Hall, Room 1204

  • Monday, April 6th 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Room D (Third Floor)

  • Wednesday, April 8th 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Merten Hall, Room 1202

  • Thursday, April 16th 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Room F (Third Floord) 

Questions regarding the workshops can be sent to OSCAR@gmu.edu

Additional information about creating professional poster presentations is available on the OSCAR website


Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are 10 to 15 minutes plus time for questions.

Oral Presentation Workshop

  • TBA


Lists of Presentations

  •  TBA



Questions about the symposium or application process can be directed to Dr. Vita Vock, Senior Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs.

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