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McCormick Undergraduate Research Symposium

Join us Monday, April 25th, 3:00 pm for our annual celebration of undergraduate excellence in Physics!

The McCormick Symposium – Back in person for 2022!

One of the highlights of the Physics Department’s calendar each year is the McCormick Symposium, honoring the achievement of the Department’s undergraduates in Physics.  This year we are returning to our in-person format poster session highlighting undergraduate research in physics, presentation of departmental awards showcasing excellence in leadership, academic achievement, and research exhibited by 3 graduating seniors, and the induction of new members into the Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society.  The event culminates in a colloquium-style research presentation given by the winner of the Rodney I. McCormick Award for undergraduate research (see previous McCormick Award winners here).

The 2022 McCormick Symposium will be held on Monday April 25, beginning at 3:00pm:

Schedule of Events:

  • 3:00 – 4:00: Undergraduate Research Poster Session – Riddick Hearth
  • 4:00 – 5:00: Award Session: Riddick 301
    • Sigma Pi Sigma Invitees
    • Announcement of Senior Departmental Awards
    • Announcement of Poster Session Winners
    • Research presentation by McCormick Award Winner

The award session will be simulcast over Zoom, for those who cannot attend in person.  The link will be distributed to students and faculty preceeding the event. If you are not a student or faculty member and you would like to attend, please email the department ( for the link.

McCormick Symposium Undergraduate Research Poster Session

If you are interested in presenting a poster detailing your research, please complete the following registration form by Wednesday, April 15th: Registration Form. There will be cash awards for the best poster presentations!

Poster Guidelines:

  • Please limit your poster to 36in tall by 48″ wide.
  • Please have your poster set up no later than 2:45pm on April 25th.
  • Be prepared to attend the poster session and discuss your research with any interested visitors

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