A celebration of student innovation and excellence

Advancing the University of Illinois educational mission to foster a ‘culture of discovery’ and its commitment to innovative research and scholarship with global impact, Undergraduate Research Week (URW) showcases the best of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at the University of Illinois. Campus events include workshops on getting started in research, special exhibits, and colloquia sponsored by individual departments, programs, and units, highlighting the best of our students’ work. The Undergraduate Research Symposium, a day-long signature event, brings together hundreds of students from all academic disciplines to share their research through oral panels, poster presentations, and performances. These students and their projects take on the important issues and questions of our time, and hold the potential to change the world for the better. We invite you to come be inspired!