NAU looking for volunteer judges at Undergraduate Symposium, which showcases student research, achievement

Undergraduate Symposium invite

Feb. 25, 2019

The Northern Arizona University Undergraduate Symposium showcases the creative discoveries, in-depth research and scholarly work of students from various colleges and disciplines. More than 1,000 students participate in the event, sharing hundreds of posters and presentations with thousands of peers, professors and community members in attendance. This year’s Undergraduate Symposium will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 in the University Union/Fieldhouse.

Student presenters range in disciplines from environmental engineering to art education, such as last year’s Ziyan Wu, who used computer modeling to help engineers divert and control rainfall that needs to be accommodated as it frequently changes patterns and Karla Arteaga Cortes, whose research focused on creating free spaces in the classroom for counterhegemonic actions to introduce social justice as a part of classroom discussion. A common feeling among all participants is the value of doing hands-on research as an undergraduate and how the experience will influence their future educational and professional careers.

The Undergraduate Symposium is an opportunity to support the accomplishments of students who have dedicated months and sometimes years of time and labor into their projects. It also is a chance to get an inside look at innovative ideas in a variety of fields. Engaging in discussions and asking questions provides invaluable experience to first-time presenters. Anyone interested in attending the symposium may volunteer to be a judge at one of the sessions. No experience or NAU affiliation is required. Visit the registration portal to sign up.

Symposium presentation schedule

Poster presenters will be assigned to one of the following sessions:

Session 1: 9-11 a.m.

Session 2: 2-4 p.m.

Oral presentations will be scheduled in two sessions. Times and lengths of oral presentations are determined by schedules for specific rooms.

Session 1: 8-11:45 a.m.

Session 2: 1:15-4 p.m.

Exhibits should be on display all day. Student exhibit presenters will be assigned to present during one of the following sessions:

Morning: 9-11 a.m.

Afternoon: 2-4 p.m.

The Undergraduate Symposium events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event website.

Cheyenne Jarrette