Information for Applicants

Western Colorado University Students:

  • Are you working on an independent project?
  • Are you working on a senior thesis?

Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Work

Western Colorado University Undergraduate Research Symposium

This event is an opportunity for Western students to present their research, as well as an opportunity for students and faculty to participate in a community of scholarship and to examine the connection between research and education. The symposium includes poster and oral presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics.

All Western students involved in research are encouraged to participate. Even for those not presenting, the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of scholarly and artistic opportunities available at Western.



Abstracts should be no more than 150 words. Submit abstracts electronically through the Celebration of Scholarship Webpage at the Celebration of Scholarship Abstract Submission Form. You must complete all fields in the abstract submission form. If a field is left blank your abstract will not be accepted. An email confirmation will be sent to both the student and faculty mentor after successful abstract submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, Dr. Kevin Alexander. Detailed guidelines for oral and poster presentations are available on the website. Please review and follow these instructions.

If you have questions please contact Dr. Kevin Alexander at


Instructions for Oral Presentations

Instructions for Poster Presentations