Eastern Michigan University showcases its 43rd Undergraduate Symposium to highlight student research and creative projects

Graphic green, white and black geometric shapes for the 43rd Symposium

YPSILANTI – Hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences, the 43rd Undergraduate Symposium will welcome students, staff and the general public from 9 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. on Friday, March 31. This annual event’s mission is to celebrate and display undergraduate research and creative projects at the EMU Student Center, located at 900 Oakwood St. in Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti Mayor Nicole Brown
Mayor Nicole Brown

Ypsilanti Mayor Nicole Brown, a three-time Symposium presenter and Symposium Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF) will serve as the Dennis M. Beagen Keynote Speaker at this year’s celebratory luncheon, which will be open to students, faculty mentors, and guests. 

The research and creative projects will encompass topics from various schools, disciplines, and colleges, which will be presented by undergraduate students nominated by a faculty mentor and recommended by the respective school department. 

Attendees will be able to experience oral and poster presentations and musical and dance performances. In addition, the event features the Crossing Lines Design Expo, a unique approach that demonstrates the outcomes of design-based projects in an exhibit format. 

The event is open to the public. At the time of this release,  masks are optional for attendees.

See this video for a sneak peek of what to expect at the Symposium.

For more information on the 43rd annual Undergraduate Symposium, including parking suggestions and a specific schedule,  visit emich.edu/symposium or contact event coordinator Amy Bearinger at emu_ugs@emich.edu

About The Undergraduate Symposium
The Symposium was one of the first in the nation, beginning in 1981. The first annual event was held on April 3, 1981, featuring 17 students and 19 faculty members from nine College of Arts and Sciences departments.  Since its inception, the Symposium has hosted over 8,500 undergraduates.

About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.

March 08, 2023

Written by:
Isabel Stratos-Bernal

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