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URS 2019

A regional conference showcasing students' research and creative endeavors, the University of West Alabama Research Symposium is held each year during Spring Assessment Day. Students present their research in one of several offered categories with poster visuals and oral presentations scrutinized and judged. In addition, a graduate schools and career expo takes place alongside the symposium, exposing and connecting students with potential graduate schools and employers from the surrounding area. 

Everyone is welcome and invited to attend:

  • Open poster sessions presented by 100+ undergraduates from UWA and many other universities beginning the morning of March 10, 2020, at Brock Hall on the UWA Campus.

  • Graduate student presentations beginning at 1:00 p.m.

  • The graduate school and career expo runs concurrently. 

  • ***RSVP Required*** Evening banquet and keynote presentation by Commissioner Rick Pate, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, and Dr. Jim Purcell, Executive Director, Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE).

 Join us each year to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate and graduate students, and to learn about the wonderful research occurring at UWA and surrounding universities!


Venue: Brock Hall, UWA Campus


Registration, Poster Setup, and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Poster Viewing Session 1, Judging Round 1,

and Graduate School/Career Exhibition

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

URS Group Photo

11:30 a.m.


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Graduate Presentations

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Poster Viewing Sessions II, Judging Round 2,

and Graduate School/Career Exhibition

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Venue: Bell Conference Center, UWA Campus


Keynote Address and Awards Banquet

(Welcome, Banquet, Keynote Address, Awards Ceremony)

3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Presentation Categories:

Undergraduate Students

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) 

    • Poster Presentations

  • Social Sciences

    • Poster Presentations

  • Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities 

    • Poster Presentations

  • Other Fields

    • Poster Presentations

Graduate Students

  • Poster Presentations

  • Oral presentations

Monetary awards and certificates to be presented to the best undergraduate research posters include*:

President’s Award $500

Provost’s Award $250

Dean’s Award $150

*Graduate students are not eligible for awards, but will be judged and provided with judges’ feedback.

Organizing Committee
Dr. Mustafa Morsy, Chair
Dr. Jing Chen
Ms. Betsy Compton
Mrs. Hoda Hassan
Mr. Robby Johnson
Dr. King Tiong
Dr. John McCall (ex officio) 


Please contact us: 
By email:  

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


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