Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity
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.
- 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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Assistant Director for Undergraduate Enrichment
Associate Vice Provost
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|