2023 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Duquesne University's Office of Research and Innovation hosts an annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium, allowing DU undergraduate students from all disciplines the opportunity to present their research and other forms of scholarship with faculty, peers, and the local community.

The 2023 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held in the Power Center Ballroom on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Virtual poster sessions and accompanying videos will be available for students, judges, faculty, and attendees to browse via the Symposium platform for the duration of Undergraduate Research Week from April 17-21


Submit your abstracts by Monday, March 20, 2023

URSS Helpful Information

Information needed for abstract submission:
  • Name of author, email, department, & school
  • Name of group members (if submitting as a group)
  • Name of faculty advisor & email
  • Title of research
  • Abstract (250 word maximum)
Note: As our submission form only accepts on abstract per user, projects with multiple authors should choose one person to submit on behalf of the entire group.

Additional resources for how to write an abstract
Thanks to our generous departmental and organizational sponsors, there are numerous monetary awards available. Judges from each school and department will utilize the in-person event and the virtual platform Symposium by ForagerOne to evaluate student research and determine award winners.

View our complete list of URSS sponsors and awards
Eligibility for participation in the URSS is as follows:
  • Must be a current Duquesne University undergraduate student from any discipline or program.
  • Must submit research or scholarship work that has been initiated or is in process during academic enrollment at Duquesne.
  • Must upload presentation to Symposium by ForagerOne.
  • Must display a poster at the in-person event on April 19, 2023. 
For information related to poster guidelines, the in-person event, oral presentations, and more, view our Frequently Asked Questions!
View our rules and regulations for important information before submitting an abstract!

Additional resources for URSS preparation

The URSS Video Competition allows DU undergraduates a creative opportunity to convey their research or scholarship via a video platform. Students must create a video under 3 minutes, which will be viewed by a panel of judges. Students may submit a video to the Creative Video Competition in addition to participating in the URSS Poster Session.

View additional guidelines for the Creative Video Competition

Gumberg Library offers guidance and support in helping students prepare for the URSS. Visit the library or view helpful research and poster assistance online!