Symposium participants discussing their projects at poster session

The Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity provides ambitious, intellectually motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to present and defend their original research or creative work among peers, faculty, family, and friends. Through its emphasis on original research and creative work, the Symposium seeks to inspire undergraduate students to analyze, critique, and engage with the world around them. We welcome research or creative work from every discipline. Symposium participation is on a competitive basis.

The 2024 Symposium Application is now CLOSED and will open in December 2023.


  • Current full-time undergraduates from all Temple schools and colleges.
  • Work on the research or creative project must be complete at the time of submission.
  • Work must be endorsed by a Temple faculty member.
  • Students may submit multiple projects. However, if more than one project is accepted, the student will have to choose which project they will present.
  • The Symposium is a celebration of a community of scholars and artists. Presenters are strongly encouraged to attend the full day to support and learn from each other.

Past Symposium Programs

How to Apply

Symposium Application

*Faculty may consult this submission review guide to familiarize themselves with the new submission format.  

* CLA Faculty: Please see the Criteria for CLA Abstracts below and work with your nominees to ensure that their abstracts comply with those criteria in both content and length. Having a criteria-compliant abstract improves the prospects of project acceptance.

CLA Applicants should review the Criteria for CLA Abstracts prior to submission. 

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the appropriate school/college coordinator listed below.

If you have general questions about the Symposium, please email:

Event Contact:

Anisha Bhat
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Enrichment 
Undergraduate Studies

Emily Moerer
Associate Vice Provost
Undergraduate Studies

Symposium School and College Coordinators

Contact the appropriate school/college coordinator for questions regarding the application process.

Contact the appropriate school/college coordinator for questions regarding the application process.



Boyer College of Music and Dance

Edward Flanagan

College of Education and Human Development

Julie Booth

College of Engineering

Shawn Fagan

College of Liberal Arts

Sonja Peterson-Lewis, Amari Johnson

College of Public Health

David Sarwer

College of Science and Technology

Michael Zdilla, Vincent Voelz

Fox School of Business

Misty Blessley

Klein College of Media and Communication

Scott Gratson

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Heather Blackburn

School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

Chris Cagle

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Chad Curtis