Letter from the Chair 2013

Thank you for your interest in Georgetown University’s Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the Georgetown University Student Association and the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors.

In its inaugural year, the Georgetown University Undergraduate Research Symposium is an opportunity for undergraduate students—conducting research in all subject areas, in all forms—to converse significantly with one another and to share their work in a formal setting. It brings together undergraduates, faculty, and administrators and intends to integrate the diversity of research carried out within the Georgetown community.

The Symposium has five goals:

  • to include presenters from all years, schools, and majors, and to engage faculty, staff, and administrators to serve as panel discussants and general participants;
  • to recognize and share the wealth of research conducted by undergraduate students;
  • to publicize resources and opportunities for research offered on- and off-campus;
  • to help to build an intellectual community of students, faulty, staff, and administrators committed to undergraduate research; and
  • to partner with the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors in publishing a comprehensive book of abstracts.

The 2013 Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 9:00am to 3:00pm, but it is much more than a one-day event. It is a reflection of Georgetown University’s enduring commitment to undergraduate research and intellectual dialogue outside of the classroom.

The Steering Committee and I look forward to seeing the ingenuity and creativity of Georgetown students demonstrated in their academic research. If you are a Georgetown undergraduate student engaged in research (at or outside of Georgetown), we encourage you to apply by the February 8 deadline.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, March 16.

Best wishes,

Emily Oehlsen

Chair, 1st Undergraduate Research Symposium Steering Committee

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