Undergraduate Research Council


As we continue to work with Covid, we will be hosting the 2021 VSU Undergraduate Research Symposium online. You may participate with a poster, an oral presentation, or a three-minute video. Oral presentations will have the choice of participating in our webinar or doing a more traditional power point presentation with a 12-minute voice-over. Information for all events can be found at the right of your screen. If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Lovern llovern@valdosta.edu.

Important Due Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Form due: Feb 12, 2021                                     
  • Notification of selected students: March 1, 2021
  • Completed Videos due: March 8, 2021
  • Completed Posters & Voice-over presentations due: March 21, 2021
  • Symposium: April 5-9, 2021
  • Submit all documents to Undergraduateresearch@valdosta.edu 

What is it:

The Undergraduate Research Council invites undergraduate students from Valdosta State University to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities at the Twenty-seventh Annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research. The purpose of the symposium is to provide students with an opportunity to share research papers, laboratory experiments, field projects, creative performances, visual artworks, or independent study projects, both completed or in-progress, between Spring Semester 2020 and Spring Semester 2021

Students should also consider submitting completed papers to OMNINO, the VSU undergraduate research journal. 

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019

Benefits of participating 

  • Cash Prizes Awarded
  • Advance resume
  • Develop writing, presentation, and technology skills
  • Prepare for medical school, law school, graduate studies, and business opportunities
  • Create opportunities to attend conferences around the region
  • Potential for publication
  • Enjoy the community of student and faculty researchers.

Please visit our How to Participate page for instructions on how to get started with your undergraduate research. 

Additional Resources


New Media Center

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Social Equity

Odum Library