Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity


2019 Symposium Students Talking

The Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (formerly TURF-CreWS) provides ambitious, intellectually motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to present and defend their original research or creative work among colleagues, faculty, family, and friends.

The Symposium is open to all departments and all colleges. Through its emphasis on original research or creative work, from theory-driven critical analysis of significant social issues to the development of unique individual artistic talents, the Symposium seeks to inspire undergraduate students to engage, analyze, critique, and advise the world around them--beginning with their own social, ideological, or cultural communities--so that they may contribute ideas that make for a better society and world.

We welcome research or creative work from every discipline. All schools, colleges, departments and programs in the university are eligible to nominate undergraduate student papers, posters, performances, and other creative works. Symposium participation is on a competitive basis.


2019 Symposium

2019 Symposium Poster

Past Symposium Programs


How to Apply

Proposals may be submitted by completing the online application below. The 2019 application is now closed.

Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity Application

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the appropriate school/college coordinator listed below.

If you have general questions about the Symposium, please email: symposium@temple.edu

Event Contacts:

Kerry Milch
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Enrichment
Undergraduate Studies

Emily Moerer
Associate Vice Provost
Undergraduate Studies


Symposium School and College Liaisons (Spring 2019)

Contact the appropriate school/college coordinator for questions regarding the application process.

Boyer College of Music and Dance Edward Flanagan
College of Education Julie Booth
College of Engineering Shawn Fagan
College of Liberal Arts Sonja Peterson-Lewis
College of Public Health David Sarwer
College of Science and Technology Michael Zdilla
Fox School of Business Jeffrey Boles
Klein College of Media and Communication Scott Gratson
School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Heather Blackburn
School of Theater, Film and Media Arts Lindsay Goss
Tyler School of Art and Architecture/td> Chad Curtis