Each year, the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium features presentations on undergraduate research and community engagement projects supported by LUROP fellowships, external programs, academic courses, service-learning experiences, internships, or community partnerships. The symposium engages the diverse ways undergraduate students advance Loyola’s Jesuit mission of “expanding knowledge in service to humanity through learning, justice, and faith.” This year, we are hosting Loyola's Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium virtually from Tuesday, April 19 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, or community partner, we are glad that you’re interested in the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium. Use the menu to the left of this page to find out more about the symposium and how to get involved.
In Spring 2022, the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium will be virtual during the Celebration of Student Achievements, Scholarship, and Creative Works, April 19 - 24, 2022.
All those wishing to submit research or community engagement presentations for the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium are required to do so within the eCommons. Registration is not required. Simply submit your presentation here by Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm CT.
Be sure to visit the eCommons to submit a presentation and to view the symposium!
During the traditional Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium, undergraduate students are welcomed to present research or community engagement projects to the public through the use of poster presentations or other visual displays. As a result of public health guidelines that prohibit large gatherings, the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, & Scholarship has transitioned from the traditional format to a virtual Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium.
This virtual format broadens creative presentation options for students. While students still have the option to upload a poster or slideshow to present their experiences, they now have the option to present these experiences through audio, video, or essay, amongst other options.
Students are able to submit their research and community engagement experiences here now through April 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm CT. If you are planning to submit a poster for your presentation, you can find more detailed information, guidelines, and resources for creating and submitting it on our Resources page. Multimedia are welcome for submission.
We invite faculty, staff, and community partners to evaluate student proesentations to provide constructive and positive feedback. Presentations will be available for evaluation and public viewing starting on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 through Saturday, April 24, 2022. Those interested in evaluating can find additional information . Instructions for evaluating will be sent to all evaluators by Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Each year at the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium, we recognize outstanding undergraduate scholarship in research and community engagement and the faculty and graduate mentors and community partners who support and and facilitate undergraduate learning during the academic year. More information about each of the awards categories, including how to nominate outstanding students, faculty, and community partners, can be found here.