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College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

The College of Science announces a research colloquium specifically for undergraduate research students. Participating students will present a poster at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Colloquium, which is open to the university community.

The purpose of this event is to showcase the variety of undergraduate research projects in the College to other students and to faculty in four categories Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences and STEM Learning & Education. If you are a student engaged in undergraduate research at any level in any academic unit within the College of Science you are encouraged to participate. This year’s event will feature a student poster session, student keynote address, and awards.

Students, use the tabbed sections below to register your poster, submit an abstract and view poster details. If you would like to be considered for the keynote address, please indicate that when you submit your abstract.

This event is FREE of charge for all Mason students, staff, and faculty. Refreshments will be served and monetary awards are available.

Colloquium Details

Location: Center for the Arts
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
View Abstracts for 2017 COS URC

Luis Sullivan and Joel Mota (right)



Complete the information below to submit your abstract to present a poster at the College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium. The list of authors must be in the same order that you intend to display on your poster.  It is your responsibility to insure your research mentor has reviewed and approved the abstract prior to submission. Abstracts will be published in an electronic abstract booklet that will be distributed by email to Mason’s faculty, staff and students.

All abstracts (300 words or less). Due Date TBA

The deadline for abstract submissions has passed. Please email Dr. Rebecca Jones ( if you missed the deadline and are still interested in presenting.

Poster Details

Download Powerpoint Template

  • All posters for this event must be 30in x 50in and in the landscape orientation. Please download the template above to be sure you have the correct size and orientation.
  • Modifications can be made to the boxes on the poster template, which has been provided as an example of what to include on a research poster.
  • If your poster is not created in PowerPoint, the final document needs to be a PDF.
  • Send your completed *.pdf or *.ppt electronic document to by 5pm, April 14, 2017.
  • Posters will be printed FREE of charge by the College of Science.


Complete the information below to volunteer to judge at the College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium. All Mason faculty, research staff, and graduate students are eligible to be judges. Judges will be contacted in early April with further instructions. Judging will occur during the poster session from 1-3pm.

  • Please use your Mason email.
    Select the project categories that you are willing to judge.
  • If you are mentoring or working with any of the students who will be presenting at this event, please identify those students here.

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