Spring 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium

The Office of Undergraduate Research recently hosted the 30th Annual (and second virtual) Spring Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium! We were excited to showcase the innovative and creative works of undergraduates at NC State University. This year’s symposium is presented through the platform Symposium by ForagerOne.

The 2021 Spring Symposium presentations were open to the public from April 19-24 as we celebrated a week of undergraduate research and are now available to the NC State Community through registration of your email address. On April 22 & 23 we hosted live Zoom sessions for all presenters. Oral presenters had 8 minutes to present with 4 minutes to respond to questions. Poster and exhibit/performance presenters gave their elevator pitches and then had a few minutes to answer questions.

Presenters, faculty, staff, and administrators can view uploaded and pre-recorded poster, oral, and exhibit presentations. We encourage you to leave comments, thoughts, and positive feedback for the presenters. Students, faculty, and guests will need to create a login for the Symposium platform by providing an email address, creating a password, and confirming the email address.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Presentations

The OUR would like to recognize the following Undergraduates for their Outstanding Presentations at the 30th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium.

Student – Project Title

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Michael Dickey Outstanding Research Mentor Award 

The OUR is proud to recognize Dr. Tom Parker from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of History as the recipient of the Outstanding Research Mentor of 2022.


Faculty Mentor Spotlight Video

Faculty Mentor Spotlight Video

Transforming Your Research Experience Beyond Graduation – Young Alumni Panel Discussion – April 22 at 12pm

Hear from young alumni about their undergraduate research path and how they have applied it to life after undergraduate graduation. Guest Panelists: Timothy Crawford, Class of 2016, College of Engineering – Electrical and Computer Engineering April Lamb, Class of 2017, College of Sciences – Zoology Summer Higdon LaRose, Class of 2014, College of Natural Resources and College of Humanities and Social Sciences – Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology and International Studies Jeremy Wall, Class of 2014, Wilson College of Textiles – Fashion and Textile Management

Session Zoom Link is located on the Symposium platform

Plenary – A conversation with Doneka Scott and Faculty Mentor Announcement – April 23 at 12pm

Doneka Scott, Vice-Chancellor and Dean

     Plenary – A conversation with Doneka Scott – Hear about her undergraduate research path as well as her vision for undergraduate research at NC State during this interview-style session. Hosted by Kees Koopman, OUR Ambassador and Senior in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences    Session Zoom Link is located on the Symposium platform

Doneka R. Scott is the vice-chancellor and dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at NC State University. She leads a division dedicated to preparing students to succeed academically, professionally, and personally, to embrace a commitment to lifelong learning, and to become informed, engaged, and productive citizens. Learn more about Doneka: https://leadership.ncsu.edu/chancellors-cabinet/doneka-scott/

The Office of Undergraduate Research is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Heather King at hking@ncsu.edu to request disability accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. This event will have live closed captioning.