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University Research Symposium

URS 2015

Independent research represents a unique learning strategy for many students. Undergraduate Research at NSM is an integral part of student learning. The intense immersion of undergraduate students in research helps them develop their scholarly pursuits. The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) Faculty are dedicated to helping interested students identify and approach areas of research. The faculty take pride in the process of refining their students’ interests into focused project topics. 

Held on Spring Assessment Day, the URS@NSM is an opportunity for undergraduates to present their research and creative projects to the broader university community. Undergraduates from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and other disciplines may present their current and recent academic projects, showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches and interests. The Symposium also serves as a resource for undergraduates not yet engaged in research. These students can learn how their peers developed their intellectual interests, current projects and faculty or community connections. Finally, URS@NSM is a portal through which students, faculty, staff, prospective students and alumni can witness the manner in which student projects enhance faculty work and also serve the greater community.

Poster Categories

  1. Biology

  2. Chemistry/Physics

  3. Environmental Sciences

  4. Mathematics

  5. Other science related field


Monetary awards and certificates to be presented to the best undergraduate research posters include*: 
President’s Award ($500)
Provost’s Award ($200)
Dean’s Award ($150)
* Graduate students are welcome to present their work, but they are not eligible for awards

Organizing Committee

Dr. Mustafa Morsy, Chair

Dr. Jing Chen
Mrs. Hoda Hassan
Dr. John McCall
Dr. Ketia Shumaker


Please contact us: 
By email:  

By mail: 
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics 
University of West Alabama 
Station 7 
Livingston, AL 35470 

2016 Keynote Speaker David Asai

David Asai - 2016 Keynote Speaker


URS 2014
2015 Keynote Speaker Bob Bazell

Bob Bazell - 2015 Keynote Speaker


URS 2012

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