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Undergraduate Research

How Can Students Participate in UGS?

I want to present my work at UGS

  • If you are a Southern Miss undergraduate student and have engaged in significant research or creative activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor, either by yourself or as a team project lead, you may submit an abstract to present your work, even if you already graduated in December prior to the UGS.
  • You may submit only one abstract as presenter or co-presenter; however, you may submit an abstract and an item for the Arts Showcase.
  • You must submit your project electronically by 11:59 pm on the posted deadline (to be announced; typically in early March).
  • The UGS submission portal opens October 15. Log in with your SOAR ID and password.
  • Apply for an oral or poster presentation here. Select from the list of competitions the most current Undergraduate Symposium on Research & Creative Activity Project Submissions.
  • Please follow these title capitalization guidelines! 
  • Check out the research presentation submission template! [link to empty submission form pdf]
  • Check out examples of successful abstracts! 
  • Apply for the Arts Showcase here. Select from the list of competitions the most current Undergraduate Symposium on Research & Creative Activity – Artist Showcase Application. Artists of all genres are encouraged to apply (e.g. dance, music, theatre, visual art, creative writing, graphic design, etc.).
  • Check out the Arts Showcase submission template! [link to current submission form pdf].

I want to attend UGS but am not presenting

  • If you are a Southern Miss undergraduate student who wants to attend UGS to experience a professional conference, listen to your peers’ presentations and/or watch your peers’ amazing creative works, please register here [link to registration form] as an attendee between March 15 and the posted registration deadline (to be announced) to attend the presentations and the (free!) luncheon and hear the keynote address.

Undergraduate Symposium LogoUNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact a member of the UGS Planning Committee in your area of interest for questions related to conventions of presentations in your discipline.
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Contact Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Ellen%20Weinauer for questions related to abstract submission or registration, UGS schedule or program, judging or moderating.
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Contact Professor%20Brianna%20Jahn-Malinowski or Professor%20Allen%20Chen for questions related to the Arts Showcase.