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URS 2018

The University of West Alabama Research Symposium is a regional conference that showcases students' research and creative endeavors. Held each year during Spring Assessment Day, students present their research in one of several offered categories with poster visuals and oral presentations scrutinized and judged. In addition, a graduate schools and career expo takes place along the symposium to expose and connect students with potential graduate schools and employer from the surrounding areas.
Everyone is welcome and invited to attend the open poster sessions beginning in the morning of March 5, 2019 at the Hughes Gym in UWA campus presented by the 100+ undergraduates from UWA and many other universities. Also, everyone is welcome to attend the graduate student’s presentations and the graduate schools and career expo. The evening banquet and Keynote presentation by Dr. Jo Handelsman, Director of Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, is open to the public, however, RSVP is required.

Join us each year to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate and graduate students and to learn about the wonderful research ongoing at UWA and surrounding universities!


Presentation Categories

Undergraduate Students

  • Poster Presentations
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
    • Social Sciences
    • Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities

Graduate Students

  • Poster Presentations
  • Oral Presentations



Monetary awards and certificates to be presented to the best undergraduate research posters include*: 

  • President’s Award
  • Provost’s Award
  • Dean’s Award

* Graduate students are not eligible for awards, but will be judged and provided with judges' feedback

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Mustafa Morsy, Chair
  • Dr. Jing Chen
  • Mrs. Hoda Hassan
  • Mr. Caleb Walters
  • Dr. King Tiong
  • Dr. John McCall (ex-officio)


Please contact us: 
By email:  

By mail: 
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
University of West Alabama 
Station 7 
Livingston, AL 35470 


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