Students read through program booklets during Senior Symposium, April 27, 2019.
Students read through program booklets during Senior Symposium, April 27, 2019. Photo credit: John Seyfried

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides the opportunity for Oberlin students who have conducted research to share their work with the campus and surrounding community through an annual research symposium.

Oberlin College Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Oberlin College Research Symposium is a one-day annual conference showcasing the summer research of Oberlin College and Conservatory students, as well as the academic and artistic work of each year's graduating class. Students present talks and posters about research they conducted during the summer on campus and at various sites around the globe, working with corporations, government agencies, hospitals, museums, non-profit organizations, research institutes, and universities. Graduating students present talks about their original, independent or collaborative work conducted for seniors honors, program/departmental capstones, research assistantships, community based projects, private readings, summer research, or course-based research.

The dates for this year's Oberlin College Undergraduate Research Symposium are Friday May 1, 2020 and Saturday, May 2, 2020. 

Students from all levels and disciplines are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations and poster presentations.

The deadline to submit abstracts will be March 1, 2020.

The deadline to submit poster files will be April 5, 2020.

We will be hosting sessions around writing abstracts, creating posters, structuring presentations, and presentation delivery. Check out the workshop details. 

Please email with any questions.