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 colleagues, faculty, family, and friends.

The Symposium is open to all departments and all colleges. Through its emphasis on original research or creative work, from theory-driven critical analysis of significant social issues to the development of unique individual artistic talents, the Symposium seeks to inspire undergraduate students to engage, analyze, critique, and advise the world around them–beginning with their own social, ideological, or cultural communities–so that they may contribute ideas that make for a better society and world.

We welcome research or creative work from every discipline. All schools, colleges, departments and programs in the university are eligible to nominate undergraduate student papers, posters, performances, and other creative works. Symposium participation is on a competitive basis.

Many Tyler students in all disciplines have presented projects at this annual symposium. Consider joining with your project; you will network with others doing similar works AND it looks good on your resume/CV!

2019 Symposium

The 2019 Symposium will take place all day on Thursday, April 11, 2019 on the second floor of the Howard Gittis Student Center on Main Campus. There will be thematic panel sessions of papers, performances, films, and posters on display.

Schedule of Events:

9:00-9:20 Presenter Check-In and Coffee
9:30-10:50 Concurrent Sessions
11:00-12:20 Concurrent Sessions
12:30-1:50 Poster Session
2:00-3:20 Concurrent Sessions
3:30-4:50 Concurrent Sessions

How to Apply

Proposals may be submitted by completing the online application below. The 2019 application will open in December with a deadline of February 4.

Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity Application