The 2021 Virtual Undergraduate Research Week and Symposium are finally here!
We at the Office of Undergraduate Research are proud to see the innovative and impactful research being performed by our incredibly talented Illinois undergraduates, and we are excited to showcase these presentations to the Illinois community.
To all members of the Illinois community, we hope you will take some time to visit both Undergraduate Research Week events and the Symposium and witness the hard work of our students, and we invite you to provide encouragement and feedback on their presentations. For a full list of events taking place during Undergraduate Research Week, please view the full digital program at: https://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/researchweek.html.
The Symposium will be on display April 26 thru April 30 through ForagerOne, our host platform. To protect the intellectual property of the presenters and their mentors, the Symposium is restricted only to those with an active University of Illinois email address. To register and view the event, please go to: https://go.illinois.edu/URS2021.
Although the landscape of both remains virtual, we think you will find our online spaces honor the essence and integrity of our in-person events. Like many others this past year, the Illinois research community has faced uncertainty due to the ongoing pandemic. But our campus has rallied to the challenges it has faced and continued to foster and support undergraduate research in novel and thoughtful ways. More than ever, this year’s URW and Symposium celebrate undergraduate excellence and innovation in research at Illinois, and acknowledge the commitment of our campus community to design and continue research opportunities for our undergraduates in ways virtual and otherwise.
We hope you will drop in, engage with our students, and come away inspired!