Undergraduate Research Symposium

Spring Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium


to the 2020 Spring Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium

I am delighted to welcome you to not only the 21st Annual UF Undergraduate Research Symposium, but the first ever Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium. This year the event grew to over 400 posters. We are excited to include many of our freshmen Course Based Undergraduate Research Course teams who are also presenting their research. The virtual format challenged the students to not only make their poster, but to also make a short video of their presentation. The chat boxes allow you to ask them questions and to comment on their work. I applaud all the students who met this challenge are ready to interact with you about their research. I also thank all of the faculty research mentors who helped them with this new format.

Go Gators!
Go Research!

Dr. Anne Donnelly
Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research

Archive Your Poster/Presentation for Posterity (and Showing Off)

The Institutional Repository at UF (IR@UF) offers free online publishing and archiving services to the UF community, and they want your work. After you finish your poster, remember to save it as a PDF file from whatever program you used to create it. All you need to do to submit your poster to the Institutional Repository at UF (IR@UF) is use this link to create an email message to the IR.

To give the Smathers Libraries permission to put your work online, just copy and paste the following into the message:

  1. I verify that I am the copyright holder or that I have retained the right to share my work openly in an institutional repository.
  2. I am granting the Smathers Libraries permission to host and display my work in the IR@UF. This grant does not alter my rights in any way.
  3. UF will not profit from putting my work online.
  4. I am free to distribute my work as copyright holder, or in ways that are consistent with any prior agreements that I have entered with respect to my rights in this work.
  5. The IR@UF will include a statement with my online thesis that informs users that I own copyright and that they must contact you for any use that is in excess of fair use or other exceptions available under the law.
  6. The IR@UF will archive my work for preservation purposes and will assign a permanent URL that will link to my item indefinitely.


Then attach your PDF to it, and send it! When your poster is available online, the Smathers Libraries will send you the permanent link that you can use for applications, CVs, and impressing friends and family.

Note: If you gave a live presentation and have a video recording that you would like to add to the IR@UF, please email IRManager@uflib.ufl.edu and we will help you get the file online.

2019 Fall Research Symposium

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