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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity

Undergraduate Symposium 


What is the Symposium?

The Undergraduate Symposium on Research and Creative Activity (UGS) at Southern Miss is an annual event that showcases the outstanding work being done by undergraduate students across campus. The event is proudly co-hosted by The Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research (DCUR) and the Honors College (HC).

If you have a research project that you have conducted or an artistic work that you have created as an undergraduate student at Southern Miss, this is the opportunity to share your work with your peers! We hope to see you participate either as a presenter or as an attendee at the next UGS, which will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Note: The 2020 Symposium has been canceled in accordance with University and CDC directives.


UGS Registration

UGS Registration opens March 15!

If you plan to attend the UGS, please use the common UGS Registration Form and choose the registration type that appropriately reflects your involvement with the UGS: presenter (incl. arts showcase participant), attendee, moderator or judge. You will not be able to join for the (free!) lunch and hear the keynote address unless you have registered.

Please contact Dr.%20Ellen%20Weinauer or Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst if you have any questions or experience any issues with the registration form.



UGS Abstract Submission

The UGS submission portal opens October 15.

Those of you who graduate in December are eligible to present the following spring.

Students are limited to one abstract submission (poster or oral presentation as presenter or co-presenter) but may submit an abstract and an item for the Arts Showcase.

To learn about submission guidelines, visit our guide for presenters.

Please submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation here.

Please submit your application for the Arts Showcase here.


Watch a video about UGS! 





Contact a DCUR representative:

Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst for all questions about DCUR

Ms.%20Jo%20Ann%20Johnson for questions related to DCUR grant processes

The University of Southern Mississippi
Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
118 College Dr. #5162
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001



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Contact a member of the UGS Planning Committee in your area of interest for questions related to conventions of presentations in your discipline.

Contact Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Ellen%20Weinauer for questions related to abstract submission or registration, UGS schedule or program, judging or moderating.

Contact Professor%20Brianna%20Jahn-Malinowski or Professor%20Allen%20Chen for questions related to the Arts Showcase.