2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Welcome to the Online Proceedings for the 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium. The 24th 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.

Welcome and Mentor Recognition

UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor congratulate presenters and announce the recipients of the annual Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards in a kickoff welcome video. View the 2021 Research Mentor Award Recipients

Provost Address

Provost Mark Richards’ address will be shared (video), congratulating students who are presenting and highlighting the critical role undergraduate research plays in sustaining and promoting the UW’s culture of research excellence.

Population Health Recognition Awards

The Population Health Initiative announced the award of Population Health Recognitions to 12 students participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium for their innovative and well-presented research work. View the 2021 Population Health Recognition Awardees

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.

Visit Help Desk: https://washington.zoom.us/j/97912621719

If you cannot connect via Zoom, please dial 1-(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.

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Meeting ID: 97912621719

Symposium Break Room

Attendees are welcome to join our Zoom break room to get connected to presenters as well as one another.

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