Undergraduate Research Symposium and Conferences

The NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium

The NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium is a university-wide celebration of research which showcases work from graduating seniors spanning the arts and sciences, engineering and business. The Symposium features recently completed projects by Major Honors students, as well as research papers and creative work by graduating students for their Capstone Projects, Independent Study Courses and as part of the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF).

Visitors will have the opportunity to cast a vote for the project that most impresses them, and a panel of NYU Shanghai faculty and judges invited from local universities and enterprises will select winning presentations.

Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium will be moved online to provide you a platform to exhibit your exciting research achievements to the NYU Shanghai community. 

Instead of a poster presentation, participants will share a three-minute video on the webpage from May 16 to May 23 for reviewing and voting by judges, faculty, and peers. The final evaluation will be made based on the quality of both your research project and the video presentation. The NYU Shanghai community will also be able to cast a vote online for their favorite project. Winners of the Best Research Project and the Most Popular Research Project will win a 100USD Amazon gift card or 700RMB JD gift card.

Important Dates
Applications Open: April 10th, 2020
Application Deadline (Extended): May 3rd, 2020
Finalists Announced: May 8th, 2020
Presentation & Voting Period: May 16th - May 23th, 2020
(Voting ends at 12:00 pm, May 23th, 2020 )

Photos from Previous years

Frequently Asked Questions


Who is eligible to apply?

The Spring 2020 NYU Shanghai Undergraduate Research Symposium is only open to senior students.

What’s the timeline to complete the application process?

Applications open on April 3rd, 2020, and close on April 17th, 2020. Selection results will be posted on the website by April 30th, 2020. Students will receive notification emails with more detailed information.

If we want to enter as a group, do all members need to apply individually?

For a group project, you only need to submit one application, while the information of all team members need to be included.

What materials do I need to prepare in order to apply?

To apply, you need to have (1) an abstract (1000 characters); (2) Description of Research Project (Limit to 500 words)

Can I edit my application after submitting?

If you would like to make any changes before the application deadline, please email nyush.academic.associates@nyu.edu.

What’s going to happen after I submit my application?

After the application is closed, the committee will go through all applications and the result will be announced on the website by April 30th, 2020. You will then need to prepare your poster and video.

The Academic Resource Center offers individual appointments to help you with your poster design, writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
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