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Honors College Undergraduate Research Conferences

The Honors College currently hosts two annual events that showcase undergraduate research on the Texas State University Campus: the Honors Research Forum in the fall and the Undergraduate Research Conference & Thesis Forum in the spring.

In 2020-2021, these events have been moved to virtual platforms.


Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) & Honors Thesis Forum

15th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference & Honors Thesis Forum

Wednesday, April 21 - Friday, April 23, 2021

The Honors College encourages undergraduate students from all disciplines to consider submitting materials for presentation in April.

Presentations will take place both asynchronously and synchronously.

Asynchronous Presentations: All presenters are required to submit an asynchronous presentation, which consists of the following:

  1. PDF File: This may contain a minimum of 1 page and a maximum of 5 pages. The first page will be visible as a cover image.
  2. Video Link: Students may also upload video of no more than 5 minutes, describing their presentation. NOTE: The video must be provided by a YouTube link.

Synchronous Presentations:

  1. Students may request to also present synchronously, to consist of a 10-minute Zoom presentation and a 10-minute Q&A session. Presenters will be able to share screen during their presentation with materials beyond their asynchronous presentation.
  2. Honors Thesis students are required to present synchronously.

Prize Competition: All asynchronous presentations will be eligible to compete in the traditional URC Poster Prize contest.

The deadline to submit your abstract and information for participation is Monday, March 29. Be on the lookout for direct contact from the Honors College regarding your specific presentation details.

The event will be held in a virtual format on the Symposium platform and is free and open to the public.

All presenters and guests attending the event must sign up for an account with Symposium. This is the only way to access the event platform on April 21-23.

This event is sponsored by the Honors College, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and the STEM Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.  SURE is a key component of the HSI STEM IMPACT Program at Texas State University, hosted by University College.

The Scott Emerson Innovation Award ($2000) will be awarded to the best asynchronous presentation that promotes research and innovation in the health and healthcare industries. 


Honors Research Forum

F20 Honors Research Forum

Thursday, November 19 - Friday, November 20, 2020

In Fall 2020, the Honors College hosted is annual Honors Research Forum in a virtual format on the Symposium platform. The Forum involved over 30 student presenters from TXST and beyond, who spoke on topics that crossed disciplinary boundaries and helped forge new collaborations between faculty and students. The Honors College looks forward to welcoming a new cohort of undergraduate presenters in Fall 2021! The Honors Research Forum acknowledges the academic achievement of the participants and seeks to inspire the spirit of academic curiosity in students, staff, and members of the community.