Michael Lawrence, a freshman of McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, presents his poster, "The Cave: Plato's Allegory and the Rise of Western Civilization" at the 6th annual URSS.

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Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

Save the Date!

Thursday, April 9, 2015 will mark our 7th year of the URSS. Participant set-up and reception will take place on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. More information and online submission form will become available in January.

Design Contest

Announcing the undergraduate design contest, sponsored by the Office of Research & the Honors College.

Win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card! The winning design will be used on all marketing materials associated with the 2015 URSS.

Click here to view contest flier and rules.

Entries are due to Mary McConnell, mcconnellm@duq.edu, no later than October 17th.

View the 2014 Award Winners & the 2014 Program Booklet.

Preparing for the URSS

For questions regarding the URSS, please contact Mary McConnell in the Office of Research, mcconnellm@duq.edu, 412-396-1537.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the URSS?

Held annually each spring, the Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium (URSS) provides Duquesne University undergraduates the opportunity to share their research and other forms of scholarship with faculty, peers, and the local community.

The Symposium encourages undergraduates from all areas of study to engage in research opportunities early-on in their academic career.

Who participates in the URSS?

The URSS is open to ALL Duquesne University undergraduate students from across the disciplines and colleges who have completed or are in the process of completing individual or collaborative research as part of a course or major. The Symposium serves as an excellent venue to practice and perfect presentation skills whether it is through a poster or oral presentation.

Last year's symposium featured over 106 submissions & 160 students with subjects ranging from math and science to history and music. There was even a performance of an original composition from students from the Mary Pappert School of Music.

What kind of research/projects are accepted?

We accept individual and group presentations from all disciplines in the form of a poster or oral presentation. Due to time limitations, we are forced to limit the number of students who present orally. However, all students who submit a valid abstract will be accepted to the poster session. The online abstract submission allows individuals & groups to register for the symposium. Please read the rules & regulations prior to submission.

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