Registration for SRS will open on February 1, 2018.

Step 1: Please read all four sections before filling out the registration form.

The Student Research Symposium is Utah State University’s largest showcase of student research. SRS both celebrates student research and improves each student’s ability to communicate their research.

By participating in SRS, you’ll gain valuable experience presenting your research and receive training and feedback on how to improve your research communication. Below are some other reasons why you should consider presenting:

  • In addition to an overall score, judges often give critical feedback on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • If you received a grant, SRS often fulfills a presentation requirement.
  • Your research will be made available on Digital Commons, an accumulation of all research by USU faculty and students.
  • You have the opportunity to attend trainings and workshops.
  • You have the option to receive a professional photo at no cost to you.
  • If you submit your visuals early, you receive feedback from the communications team responsible for TEDxUSU, Ignite USU, Sunrise Sessions and more.
  • Each oral presentation is viewed by a speaking coach who provides immediate written feedback.
Here are a few things to know before you register:

  • Registration closes on February 24, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Be sure you understand information about presentation types, formats and timing.
  • You may register multiple authors for a single presentation.
  • Your research does not need to be completed before you register or present. Incomplete research may be at a disadvantage when it comes to judging, but you’re still encouraged to participate to gain experience and receive feedback.
  • Participation of all types is free.
  • Under special circumstances, a presenter may present twice, either the same research as a poster and as an oral presentation or two different research projects as the same type of presentation. If you would like to present twice, contact Emily James.
When you register, please categorize your research into one of these five categories:

  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Social Science and Education

If you aren’t sure which category to select, the guide below may help. We recognize that, depending on the research, a project done in one department could be categorized as something else. We highlighted some departments that could fall under multiple categories.


  • Music
  • Theatre


  • Biological Engineering Department
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
  • Computer Science Department*
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department


Life Science

Physical Science

Social Science and Education

  • Applied Economics Department
  • Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department
  • Economics and Finance Department
  • Engineering Education Department
  • Family, Consumer and Human Development Department
  • Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department
  • Journalism and Communication Department
  • Kinesiology and Health Science Department
  • Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department****
  • Management Department
  • Management Information Systems Department
  • Military Science Program
  • Nursing and Health Professions
  • Psychology Department
  • Political Science Department
  • School of Accountancy
  • School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
  • School of Teacher Education and Leadership
  • Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Department*
  • Special Education and Rehabilitation Department
  • Women and Gender Studies Program

*Could also be categorized as Physical Science
**Could also be categorized as Life Science
***Could also be categorized as Social Science and Education
****Could also be categorized as Arts

  • If you completed the registration form, you are automatically accepted into the symposium.
  • If you didn’t submit a photo when you registered, be sure to attend one of the photo shoots in March. We will send you details when available.
  • During the first week of March, we will send you more information about signing up for a presentation time.
  • When the schedule is finalized, it will be posted online and we will send you a link.
  • Three communications trainings will be available to you.
    • Getting Smart About Posters and Slides (GrTS training series event)
    • Communication Best Practices (online)
    • How to Create Slides and Posters (online)
  • Be sure to check out presenter resources.

Step 2: Read the bullets below and click “Register” to begin registering.

The library’s Digital Commons collects all research by USU faculty and students- including SRS submissions- so that it is easily available in one place.

To submit your SRS application, please follow these steps:

  • Login into your existing Digital Commons account or sign up for Digital Commons by clicking “Sign Up” at the bottom of the page.
  • Read and accept the Submission Agreement.
  • Complete the Submission Form. Make sure that the abstract in the open response field matches the abstract you upload as a Word document.
  • Upload additional files such as a professional photograph.
  • Click “Submit.”