Summer 2020 Virtual Symposium



The Office of Undergraduate Research welcomes you to the Annual (and first virtual!) Summer Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium! We are excited to feature the work of 80 students representing almost every college at NC State and visiting scholars participating in 12 Research Experiences for Undergraduates [REU]. The 2020 Summer Symposium is open to the public July 29-31. This year’s symposium is presented through the platform Symposium by ForagerOne.


Event Details

Please join us on Thursday, July 30 from 9:00AM to 3:30 PM ET for live sessions with a preview day of presentations on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Here, 80 posters and oral presentations will be presented. Scroll through each presentation, leave comments, thoughts, and encouragement for the presenters as you please during the day, and then hop on a Zoom session on July 30, 2020 to chat with the presenters! Find a list of what posters and orals will be presented, here

Students should be on the Zoom call where they are listed to be present to give elevator pitch and be available to answer any questions. The zoom sessions are a chance for students to have those interactions that they would have had at an in person symposium. The preview day is scheduled so that guests of the event can view the presentations prior to joining the live sessions on Thursday. We recommend students respond to any questions or feedback you receive throughout the three days that the presentation will be publicly visible.
Zoom will be used for all live sessions. NC State students, faculty and staff have access to Zoom through the University at no cost.

To view presentations, go to

Select: North Carolina State University (Summer) and provide an email address to login (Available only to those with an email address after July 31, 2020)


Symposium Virtual Presentation Agenda

The OUR encourages guests to join the live sessions to ask questions of the presenters, be sure to preview the presentations on July 29, 2020.

Student presenters are highly encouraged to be present during the virtual live session. Each session will be moderated by a faculty member. Students will be introduced and provide their elevator pitch then be available to answer questions.

Time Session Moderator # of Students
9:00a – 9:15a Welcome with Video Chris – Holly H video NA
9:15a – 10:30a Biological & Life Sciences Carlos Goller 17
10:30 – 11:45a    Engineering Group A Lisa Paciulli 18
11:45 – 1:00p Computational Sciences and Mathematics & Quantitative Studies and Medical & Health Sciences and Physical Sciences & Astronomy  Chris Ashwell 14
1:00 – 2:15p   Environmental Sciences and Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences Holly Hurlburt 14
2:15 – 3:30p  Chemical Sciences and Engineering Group B  Annie Carlson Welch 17

Revised July 25, 2020

Links to recorded sessions coming soon!

Abstract Book

Click the cover below to access the Summer 2020 Abstract Book