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Symposium of Undergrad. Research and Creative Scholarship

If you are an undergraduate student at UMKC and are interested in presenting your work at the Symposium of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, registration materials will be due on Monday, April 3, 2017. Tips on oral PowerPoint and poster presentations are available online, or from

Students are also encouraged to apply to the Social Justice Scholars Award. This award recognizes UMKC students who have produced exciting works of interdisciplinary scholarship and creativity within the scope of their general education curriculum that contribute to and demonstrate active commitment to promoting social justice on our campus and within our greater community. This award is presented in partnership by the Discourse Coordinator, The Chancellor’s Diversity Council, and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.


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2017 Symposium of Undergraduate Research  
Thursday, April 20
2:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
Pierson Auditorium

Awards Ceremony: 6:00 p.m.

Judging of presentations will take place between 2:30 and 4:30. Winners in each division will receive a cash award and certificate of achievement. The 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium will feature presentations by students in seven divisions:

  1. Behavioral and Social Sciences
  2. Biological and Health Sciences
  3. Computing and Engineering
  4. Humanities and Performing Arts
  5. Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  6. KC Works (Interdisciplinary work that engages the local community)


Dr. Jane Greer
106 Cockefair Hall
Department Contacts
Undergraduate Research Advisory Board
Undergraduate Research is a division of Academic Affairs

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
SUROP Poster Symposium
Miller Nichols Library, First Floor Atrium
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

Thursday, August 31, 2017from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Location TBD
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Deadline for SEARCH Applications
Please note that the SEARCH application is going online. Students should plan to submit early so that faculty mentors and department chairs have time to provide recommendation letters and necessary signatures.
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Deadline for Nominations for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

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