Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research

Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium


Kehr Union Building

6th Annual SVUR Symposium

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kehr Union Building
Room 345 A&B
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

The 6th Annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Wednesday, July 27, at the Kehr Union Building, Bloomsburg University.

Undergraduates from all disciplines are invited to present their scholarship at a poster session. Some submissions will also be invited to give oral presentations.

Program Information

Full Program (.pdf)
Poster Presentation Times (.pdf)


Awards will be made for outstanding submissions.

Abstracts prepared by students (individuals or teams) will be accepted and judged in the following categories:

  • social sciences and humanities
  • natural sciences and engineering
  • biological sciences
  • clinical/translational

All students are invited to give poster presentations. Posters with accompanying two-minute oral discussions will be evaluated on the extent to which they convey the significance of the work, the clarity and quality of the presentation, and the overall quality of the project by a team of judges and awards for best poster presentation in each of the four areas will be presented at the end of the event. The audience will also have the opportunity to vote and award one โ€œAudience Favoriteโ€ award.

Prior to the symposium, a team of judges will evaluate all abstracts based on clarity, extent to which they clearly describe all aspects of the project, and the quality of the overall project. One abstract from each of the four categories will be selected as the top abstract in that category and invited to give a 10 minute oral presentation at the symposium. Students have the opportunity to opt in or out of this aspect of the competition during the registration process.

Those selected for the oral presentations will be notified by July 19, 2016.

Student Researchers

Please submit your proposal to the organizing committee by July 12, 2016. If you are part of a research team, each team member who will attend the symposium should register. Please be sure to review the guidelines and tips for abstracts, presentations, and posters.

Abstracts should be no more than 350 words and written for a multidisciplinary audience. Posters should be 36โ€ x 48โ€ or smaller. If you need to request an exception, please contact Dr. Heather Feldhaus at hfeldhau@bloomu.edu immediately.

Faculty and Staff

If you will be attending the symposium, please register online. Please direct questions to Dr. Heather Feldhaus at heldhau@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4221.


The 6th Annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium is co-sponsored by Bloomsburg University, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, Geisinger Health System, Susquehanna University.