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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 2023 Celebration of Undergraduate Research

The 24th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 2-5pm in the Blue Zone of Kenan Stadium. The Celebration will consist of two sequential poster sessions starting at 2:30pm and 3:45pm. The Celebration will be open to the public. All undergraduate presenters must register below by April 12 and also submit a digital version of their abstract and poster to the Office for Undergraduate Research by April 21 so that presenter materials can be available to the public online. Please see the 2023 Celebration page for more details and for presenter registration. 


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.