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Organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and part of VCU Student Research Weeks, the annual VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity is an opportunity for students to present their research endeavors and creative scholarship to their academic peers, members of the VCU faculty, community members, and friends and family.  All undergrads from every discipline are encouraged to present and attend.  Presentations may be for completed research projects, completed papers, or research in progress.  More information can be found at our website:

Important Dates:

March 22: Deadline for abstract submission (space is limited, last-minute submissions risk waitlisting!)

April 12: Deadline for poster files (free printing)

April 22: Symposium date

We are currently accepting poster abstracts up until the deadline of March 22nd, 2020.  All abstracts should be submitted to  Please note, the symposium will take place in two sessions.  Session 1: 10:30am-12pm  Session 2: 1pm-2:30pm.  We will hold remarks at 12:30pm.  Upon submission of their abstracts, students will be asked to choose only one session during which they will be available to present their poster.

After students are notified of their acceptance, we will accept electronic file submission of their posters.  Note: We hold poster workshops Feb. – Mar. and we are able to print research posters free of cost to our students!  A schedule for upcoming poster workshops will be posted on the UROP Blog next week.

Abstracts should include: Name/Major of student, Name/Dept. of Faculty Mentor, Title of research Project, Brief description of research project.  Research Weeks will take place throughout the month of April, and the symposium will take place on Wednesday April 22nd, 2020.  All inquiries to  

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