McCormick Undergraduate Research Symposium

Join us Monday, April 22nd 2019 for our annual celebration of undergraduate research!

The McCormick Symposium

One of the highlights of the Physics Department’s calendar each year is the McCormick Undergraduate Research Symposium, showcasing the excellent research performed by our undergraduate students in an event held during the last week of classes of the Spring Semester.

The McCormick Symposium highlights one graduating senior that has distinguished themselves through undergraduate research by presenting that student with the Rodney I. McCormick Award, and giving that student the opportunity to present their work in a colloquium-style research presentation (see previous McCormick Award winners here).

The McCormick Symposium Undergraduate Research Poster Session held prior to the McCormick Award research presentation allows all of our undergraduate researchers to present their work to the department, and for the department to see the full breadth of research performed by our undergraduates.  Any undergraduate students from the department or any undergraduates who have performed research with one of our faculty are encouraged to present their work.  This event allows undergraduates to gain experience in crafting a research poster and presenting it to a scientific audience (an important skill for future scientific careers) and allows the department to see all of the excellent work done by our fantastic undergraduate researchers.  And, as if that weren’t enough incentive, cash prizes are awarded to the best posters!

The 2019 McCormick Symposium will be held on Monday April 22nd (last week of classes).

Schedule of Events:

  • Undergraduate Research Poster Session: 2:00-3:30pm, Riddick Hall Hearth
  • McCormick Award Research Presentation: 4:00, Riddick Hall 301

McCormick Symposium Undergraduate Research Poster Session

If you are interested in presenting a poster at the Undergraduate Research Poster Session, please complete the following registration form by Wednesday April 17th: Registration Form.  If have already prepared a poster or are interested in preparing one, but will not be able to present it in person during the poster session, we’d still like to see it!  If you can’t attend in person please complete the registration form as well, so we can arrange display of your poster.  Note that only students presenting their posters in person will be eligible for poster awards.

Poster Guidelines:

  • Each poster should be no larger than 48″ x 36.”
  • Either portrait or landscape aspect ratios are acceptable.
  • You may display a poster which was created for a previous presentation elsewhere (e.g. scientific conferences, NCSU undergraduate research poster sessions).

Questions?  Please contact Dr. Matthew Green for further information.