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Celebration of Undergraduate Research


The Celebration of Undergraduate Research is a research symposium held at UNC-Chapel Hill at the end of each spring semester. The goal of the Celebration is to showcase and encourage meaningful UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate research in all disciplines. The format of the Celebration is poster sessions that showcase individual or group research projects. Undergraduates may share research conducted in a class, research done as part of an honors thesis, or results gathered through other faculty-mentored research experiences. Students can also use the Celebration as an opportunity to find out about research opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Spring 2024 Celebration of Undergraduate Research

The 25th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024, from 2:30-5:30pm in Alumni Hall at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on Campus Drive. The Celebration will consist of three sequential poster sessions starting at 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm, and it will be open to the public. Please click here to learn more and to register for the event.

Spring 2023 Celebration of Undergraduate Research

More than 1200 attendees participated in the 24h Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research on April 26, 2023, making this year the largest Celebration in the event’s history.

More than 500 undergraduates shared their research at the event, which took place in two subsequent poster sessions from 2:30-5:00pm in the Blue Zone of Kenan Stadium. Presentations represented the diverse range of undergraduate research disciplines across campus, from English and Comparative Literature to research conducted in conjunction with UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

All students who presented also uploaded their abstracts and posters to our website, so you can visit this page to browse student submissions.


Abstracts and posters from past Celebrations can be found via our Undergraduate Research Abstract and Poster Database

The 23rd Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research was held on April 25, 2022 from 2-5pm in the Blue Zone of Kenan Stadium. More than 400 students presented more than 225 posters at three sequential poster sessions, and more than 700 attendees came to the event. Please see the 2022 Celebration page for a full list of student presenters, posters, and abstracts.

The 22nd Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research was held online on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 from 2-5pm. Please see the 2021 Celebration page to browse the nearly 200 abstracts and posters that were shared.

The 21st Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research was held as an online Virtual Celebration of Undergraduate Research in April 2020. Abstracts and posters that were shared can be found here.