(Photo by Michael Forster Rothbart, UW-Madison)
Undergraduate Research Symposium | (Photo by Michael Forster Rothbart, UW-Madison)

Since 1999, the annual Undergraduate Symposium showcases undergraduate research, achievements, creativity, service-learning and other scholarly activities from all areas of study at UW–Madison including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Last spring nearly 550 students presented, displayed or performed their work for members of the University, the surrounding community, family and friends.

The Symposium provides opportunities for students to display, perform, or discuss their work in a professional setting. Public Services Librarian Kelli Hughes said of the event, “The Symposium is fairly broad in what counts as research, but it is still a scholarly and formal environment.”

College Library offers annual Undergraduate Research Awards. The Undergraduate Research Awards celebrate excellence and creativity in undergraduate library research.

Up to three Library Research Awards and one Research in Progress Award are presented each year at the Undergraduate Symposium.   Winners of Library Research Awards receive a cash prize of $300.  The winner of the Research in Progress Award receives a cash prize of $150.

To be considered for the Library Research Award, students are required to attend a drop-in Library Research Award Info Session.

  • Tuesday, March 4, 5-6pm – Steenbock Library, Room 240
  • Monday, March 10, 4-5pm – College Library, 1st Floor Center
  • Tuesday, March 25, 4-5pm – Steenbock Library, Room 240
  • Tuesday, April 1, 4-5pm – College Library, 1st Floor Center

Click here to learn more about the Undergraduate Research Symposium. See past winners here.

For more information about the Library Research Award, contact Kelli Hughes (College Library), Jessica Newman (Steenbock Library) or visit the website.