Presentation and Publication

The Office of Engaged Learning coordinates multiple opportunities for students to share their work.

Research Days

Each spring, the Office of Engaged Learning teams with the Office of Graduate Studies to present Research Days. Consisting of poster sessions (one for undergraduates and one for graduate students), Research Days is a fun time to see the breadth of research being conducted by students at SMU.

Research Days 2021 has moved online: Research Days website

Register to present


Click here to view the winning posters from 2020!

Fall Symposium

Each fall, students in select research and service programs are invited to give oral presentations in a miniature professional conference. The programs include: Engaged Learning Fellows, Summer Research Fellows, Cooper/McElvaney Fellows, Maguire Public Service Fellows, McNair Scholars, and Richter Fellows. 

Presentations are approximately 10 minutes, and visuals (e.g. Powerpoint) are encouraged.

Info for participants
Videos from Fall Symposium 2020

Summer Symposium

During the summer, we offer a weekly seminar with free lunch and research presentations by SMU faculty and guests. Summer Research Assistants are highly encouraged to attend, and the Symposium is open to everyone.

Details for Summer 2021 forthcoming.

Journal of Undergraduate Research

SMU's Journal of Undergraduate Research is a distinguished forum in which SMU's brightest undergraduates publish original work. Through a rigorous editing process, including double-blind peer and faculty review, the Journal's student editorial board ensures that each paper is of the highest quality.  The Journal acknowledges authors' achievements with both a digital and print edition. The digital edition is hosted on SMU Scholar (scholar.smu.edu/jour) amongst SMU's other notable research programs, and each paper receives a DOI number that allows other researchers to find and cite it. The print edition is distributed not only to authors and mentors, but also to students, faculty, and staff across the University.

Research Workshops

We offer workshops approximately once a month during the academic year. Often these are coordinated with outside departments, such as University Libraries. Recent topics include:

  • What is research?
  • How to read a scholarly article
  • From idea to publication
  • Reimbursements made easy
  • Resumes for researchers
  • Making awesome (research) posters
  • The Elevator Pitch

We are more than happy to present these workshops (or general information sessions) during class time. Please email engagedlearning@smu.edu to schedule a time.