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 peers, faculty, family, and friends. Through its emphasis on original research and creative work, the Symposium seeks to inspire undergraduate students to analyze, critique, and engage with the world around them.

We welcome research or creative work from every discipline. Symposium participation is on a competitive basis.


Eligibility

  • Current full-time undergraduates from all Temple schools and colleges.
  • Work on the research or creative project must be complete at the time of submission.
  • Work must be endorsed by a Temple faculty member.
  • Students may submit multiple projects. However, if more than one project is accepted, the student will have to choose which project they will present.
  • The Symposium is a celebration of a community of scholars and artists. Presenters are strongly encouraged to attend the full day to support and learn from each other.

2020 Symposium

The 2020 Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020, 9:30 am - 4:50 pm, in the Howard Gittis Student Center, 2nd floor

Tentative 2020 Schedule

9:00-9:20 Presenter check-in and continental breakfast

9:30-10:50 Concurrent sessions

11:00-12:20 Concurrent sessions

12:30-1:50 Poster session (Room 200BC)

2:00-3:20 Concurrent sessions

3:30-4:00 Concurrent sessions


Past Symposium Programs


How to Apply

Proposals may be submitted by completing the online application below. The 2020 application will open in early December with a February 3, 2020 deadline. 

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