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2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Physical Sciences, Math, and Computer Science, November 12-13 2021


The Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Physical Sciences, Math, and Computer Science will be held Friday-Saturday November 12-13 The purpose of the Symposium is to provide undergraduates from the physical sciences, math, and computer science fields 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 topics including computer science, engineering, environmental science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, geology, astronomy and other physical science and/or math-related disciplines. This 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 Washington University on November 12-13, 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


2020 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, both meetings
  • October 18, 2020: Notification of decision on abstracts will be sent to Midstates campus representatives and participants.

The application deadline for presenters at the meeting is Monday, 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 Midstates Consotium Registration Form for Presenters