Since its inception in 1999, the Undergraduate Symposium has showcased thousands of undergraduate students’ research, creativity, service-learning, and other scholarly activities. The annual symposium continues to celebrate the work of our talented students, highlighting their achievements for the campus and the broader community. The symposium provides opportunities for students to display, perform, or discuss their work in a professional setting.

Students from across the university attend, as do faculty, staff, and members of the Madison community. Participants are strongly encouraged to invite their friends, mentors, and families.

The Undergraduate Symposium is sponsored by Brittingham Trust, the Office of the Provost and the Division for Teaching and Learning through the stewardship of the General Library System, the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, WISCIENCE, the McNair Scholars Program, the Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program, Undergraduate Academic Awards, the Morgridge Center for Public Service, and the Writing Center.

Browse our rich history of undergraduate research

2023 Abstract Book | 567 participants

2022 Abstract Book | 450 participants

2021 Abstract Book | 459 participants

2020 Abstract Book | 689 participants

2019 Abstract Book | Program | 678 participants

2018 Abstract Book | Program | 673 participants

2017 Abstract Book | Program | 693 participants

2016 Abstract Book | Program | 542 participants

2015 Abstract Book | Program | 624 participants

2014 Abstract Book | Program | 630 participants