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Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, July 26, 2019

The 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium celebrates undergraduate research in the Greater Pittsburgh area, offering an exciting opportunity for student researchers, science faculty, and area professionals to interact and share in undergraduate research.

Download the 2019 Symposium Book

Abstract Submission and Registration

Abstract Submission        Registration

  • Abstracts for poster presentations must be submitted by Wednesday, July 11, by 5 p.m. (no exceptions).
  • Respond for the picnic lunch by Friday, July 20, by noon.

Keynote Address

Dr. Lori Birder
Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Symposium Schedule

9 a.m.                         Poster Setup: Duquesne Union Ballroom

Continental Breakfast: Bayer Learning Center Rotunda

10 a.m. Welcome: Dr. Philip Reeder, Dean, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Duquesne University, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
10:10 a.m. Keynote Address: Dr. Lori Birder, Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
11 a.m. Plenary Session (Student Presentations): Pappert Lecture Hall
1 p.m. Lunch: Mellon Hall Patio and Lawn
2 p.m. to 4 p.m Poster Session: Duquesne Union Ballroom

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Posters must fit into a 36" x 44" space.

Abstracts must conform to the following format:
Font: Arial 10 point
Length: Maximum of 150 words (not including titles and names)
Title of Written Abstract (in bold)
Authors (Last name, First name)
Academic Department
Text of Abstract (150 words)

Abstract Writing and Poster Making Skills Seminar by Philip Clarke

View the Abstract Writing and Poster Making Skills Seminar (PowerPoint) by Philip Clarke. Please feel free to use this as a reference when you are preparing your research poster for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Prior Symposia

For more information about the Summer Research Symposium, take a look at materials from prior symposia.


Parking is available in the Forbes Avenue Garage at Duquesne University. View our Visitor's Page for a campus map and driving directions.

Contact Information

Philip Clarke, Director of Student Services
329 Fisher Hall
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282

Phone: 412.396.4172
Fax: 412.396.4881

Email: urp@duq.edu