2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Welcome to the Online Proceedings for the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is organized by the Undergraduate Research Program, which facilitates research experiences for undergraduates in all academic disciplines. The Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience. It also provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education. The event includes poster and lightning talks and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and all three UW campuses, plus invited guests.


A welcome video featuring UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor will kickoff the first session.

Mentor Recognition

Special mentor recognition to begin in the afternoon sessions (video). Provost Mark Richards and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor share their appreciation of mentors and announce those mentors who are receiving the annual Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards.

Symposium Help Desk

Attendees are welcome to connect with our staff by zoom or phone to get help navigating Symposium, including how to find a presenter and how to login to Zoom, among other questions. Help Desk hours are 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Symposium Day.
Link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/96073114812
If you cannot connect via Zoom, please dial (253) 215 878 which is area specific, if you are not from the Washington area, please use the document linked below to find your region.
Find Your Region

Meeting ID: 960 7311 4812

Symposium Lobby

Attendees are welcome to join our zoom lobby to get connected to presenters as well as one another.


Thank you for registering. Zoom Room links (presentation locations) will be made available on this site the evening prior to Symposium.