Undergraduate Academic Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017

The eighth annual College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 from 12pm to 5PM.

Students may apply to present their work in the form of a poster or oral presentation. Faculty judges select award winners, and winners receive monetary awards in addition to formal recognition at a reception following the event.

All undergraduates with a major in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to participate, however students should be working on supervised projects (course research or independent research, during the Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 terms). Research projects should be supervised by a Mason faculty member. 


Submission is now closed. However, feel free to contact Vita Vock at vvock@gmu.edu if you wish to try and submit a late abstract.


Details for Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017:

Oral Presentations, Johnson Center Gold room- 12-3PM

Poster Session A- 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
Poster Session B- 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Reception and awards presentation begins at 4:00 PM (closes at 4:30pm)

Proposals and Poster Prep Information

Proposal submissions open – Wednesday March 1st 

Proposal submission deadline – Wednesday March 29th 

Students will be notified of their acceptance for a poster or oral presentation by Tuesday April 4th

Accepted poster presenters must supply a digital copy of the poster they will be presenting for final review by April 14th, 2017


OSCAR office, Poster Formatting Workshops:

March 8th

March 24th

April 12th


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