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2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology, November 5-6, 2021


The Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology will be Friday-Saturday November 5 -6, 2021  

The purpose of the Symposium is to provide undergraduates from the areas of biology and psychology with a venue to present their research projects and results to peers and faculty in a professional setting outside of their home institution. Students are welcome to present on subjects ranging from ecology, environmental science, zoology, biochemistry, medicine, molecular biology, behavioral and cognitive science, pharmacology, neuroscience, and other fields relating to biology and/or psychologyThis conference is open only to students and faculty from colleges and universities that are members of the Midstates Consortium for Math and Science. 

This year we are tentatively planning an in person symposium at the University of Chicago on November 5-6, 2021.  However developments related to the coronavirus pandemic might make it advisible to have a virtual symposium instead.  We will make and post our final decision by early August.


Application Information


2021 Midstates Undergraduate Research Symposium Application Timeline

  • August 31, 2020: Online Application and Abstract Submission opens (see link below)
  • October 11, 2020: Abstract Submission & Application Deadline
  • October. 15, 2020: Notification of decision on abstracts will be sent to Midstates campus representatives and participants.

The application deadline for presenting at the meeting is , October 11, 2020. 

It is important that EVERYONE presenting or co-presenting submit their own application. Listing colleagues you are presenting with DOES NOT automatically generate an application for them.  Please read the abstract guidelines below before submitting your application. If you have questions at any time regarding the meeting, you may contact Dr. Edward Hansen at


Abstract guidelines

  • Title: 15-word limit, no special characters except Greek letters and punctuation. First word and proper noun capitalization only.
  • Abstract: 200-word limit. No figures, tables, or references. Avoid special characters other than Greek letters if possible - please put a note in your registration if a special character is required.
  • Author/presenter/advisor names: Full first (given) name followed by last (family) name. Middle names/initials optional. No titles (Dr., Prof.), no degrees (Ph.D., M.D.). Other suffixes OK (III, Jr.)

Click Here , After August 31, To Open The Biological and Psychological Sciences 2021 Online Registration Form For Presenters