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UGS 2024 


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). UGS Presentation and Arts Showcase awards are sponsored by Mr. Donald Drapeau and the Southern Miss Partners for the Arts, respectively.

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 the Southern Miss Community! We hope you will participate either as a presenter or as an attendee at the next UGS, which will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024.


UGS Abstract Submission

The UGS submission portal is now open.

Students 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

Submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation  

Submit your application for the Arts Showcase  


UGS Registration

Registration for the 2024 Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Creative Activity is now closed.




Contact a DCUR representative:

Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Rebecca%20Tuuri for all questions about DCUR

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

Contact Dr.%20Kelly%20Lester, Professor%20Allen%20Chen, Professor%20Jared%20Hollingsworth or Dr.%20Nicholas%20Ciraldo for questions related to the Arts Showcase.
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