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NC State Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium

Spring
Symposium 2025

April 22-23, 2025
Talley Student Union

Summer Symposium 2024

July 26, 2024
DH Hill Jr Library

Sidewalk Symposium 2023

September 24, 2024
DH Hill Jr Library (Hillsborough Entrance)

*NC State hosts Spring and Summer Symposia. Students looking to complete an oral/poster presentation in the Fall should consider SNCURCS or a disciplinary conference.

2024 Summer Symposium

  • Check back – this page will be updated with additional details and information as we near the event!
  • When: Summer Symposium 2024 will be held on July 26, 2024 in DH Hill Jr Library
  • Where: DH Hill Jr Library
    • Academic Success Center (Floor 2), iPearl Innovation Studio (Floor 2), North Forum (Floor 3), and the Cyma Rubin Visualization Galley (Floor 3) – DH Hill Jr Library floor map
    • All portions of Summer Symposium will be in-person. We will not support virtual or pre-recorded presentations.
  • Guests: Guests are welcome! Whether you’re a presenter, a peer, a mentor, a family member, a friend, a staff/faculty member, or just curious, please stop by!
  • Submitting to Present
    • You will submit using the InfoReady Platform – select the Symposium option
    • Submissions AND mentor approvals are due by June 28, 2024 at 11:59pm
  • What’s okay to submit?
    • A research/creative project at any stage – completed, in progress, just one section, etc.! If you have any questions about how to do this, please reach out to the OUR. All disciplines are welcome!
      • Not quite done with a project? That’s okay! Works in progress are welcome, and/or you can write a predictive abstract.
    • Reminder – OUR RAs and OUR Grantees are required to present at Summer Symposium
    • Read about the 2023 Summer Symposium projects, mentors, and researchers in the 2023 ABSTRACT BOOK
  • How does the process work?
    • Students will submit information (including an appropriate title of no more than 12 words and abstract of no more than 250 words) about their project
    • We STRONGLY recommend working with your mentor BEFORE you submit to make the process easier. Only submit when the final draft is ready!!
    • Your mentor will approve your submission, and the OUR will approve it
    • You will be notified of next steps by the OUR. Make sure that you read your emails!
    • About 2-3 weeks after submitting a schedule with times, presenters, mentors, titles, and abstracts will be posted
      • Students are responsible for sharing their assigned times with their mentors!
    • If presenting, you will communicate with the OUR/your mentor, be ready to present during your assigned time, and support/interact with other students who are presenting (not just your friends or students in your same program)
  • Presentation Types
    • Traditional poster presentation (printed, paper poster)
      • You will be assigned to an hour session and present your poster (2-5 minute synopsis) to groups filtering through during the hour
      • Follow NCSU Branding rules for your poster! Use the 36×48 or 48×36 template
      • How do I create a poster?
      • Poster/presentation help sessions will be offered (check back for dates)
      • Poster printing
        • LEAD submitters’ names and unity IDs will be submitted to the OUR printing partner
        • You will then be able to submit to CALS Printing (you won’t be able to submit until we send the names; you will receive an email)
        • You are responsible for submitting to print your poster, picking up your poster, and taking your poster with you after Symposium. The OUR will provide poster stands, boards, and tacks.
        • Watch the CALS printing website to know how long it will take! Their site says, “Submit today by XX pm, your poster will be available YY”. You are responsible for submitting on time!
          • We recommend submitting no later than July 19. You can submit after this time, but the OUR is not responsible for alternatives resulting from printing delays/emergencies
        • Submit your final draft; do not submit multiple times (do not abuse poster printing privleges)
        • You can submit your poster with a different printer, but printing will be done at your own expense
    • Digital poster presentation (in the Cyma Rubin Visualization Gallery)
      • Digital posters allow you to make use of GIFs, short videos, etc.
        • If you’re feeling creative, want to showcase an example via movement, etc., this is the poster type for you!
        • Space is limited, but the opportunity is worth it!
      • You will be assigned to an hour session and present your poster (2-5 minute synopsis) to groups filtering through during the hour
      • Use the NCSU/University Libraries templates – coming soon
      • You will receive communications from the OUR and the University Libraries partner running the Vis Gallery. Make sure to respond and submit materials on time!
  • Day of
    • Additional information coming soon!
    • Presenters will check in no fewer than 15 minutes before their assigned session begins (no checking in at 9:00am for a 2:00pm session). You are welcome to attend at any point in the day as a listener without checking in, however; check in before you present.
    • Presenters are expected to stay for the full duration of their assigned presentation hour. Conference etiquette dictates that presenters attend the conference in full
    • Dress in business casual/business attire. We recommend layering; library temperatures from space to space differ. Reach out to the OUR if you have attire questions.
    • You only need to bring you and your poster.
    • We will not be able to accommodate students who miss their assigned time.

Sidewalk Symposium – Fall 2024

The OUR seeks undergraduates of all majors who have been working on research, scholarly, and creative projects to participate by creating colorful visual presentations of their research using nothing but chalk.

2025 Spring Symposium

NC State is committed to providing an inclusive environment and, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. Direct accommodation requests to 919-513-0095.