The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) is one of the largest annual undergraduate research conferences in the country, bringing together hundreds of undergraduate students in the Chicagoland area from all academic disciplines to present their research. Through poster presentations, oral presentations, and roundtable discussions, attendees experience the impressive breadth and depth of research being conducted by their peers and have the opportunity to network with other undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and representatives from industry and graduate and professional schools.
This year's Symposium was held on Saturday, April 5th, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The award winners are listed below.
Top Poster Presentation
Kimberly Huynh, Northwestern University
Top Oral Presentation
Andrew Rowberg, Northwestern University
Top Presenters from Each Discipline
Biological Sciences: Leanne Friedrich, Northwestern University
Chemistry: Maya Navarro and Stephanie Pacheco, DePaul University
Math, Computer Sciences, Engineering, and Physics: Kimberly Huynh, Northwestern University
Sociology, Anthropology, and Psychology: Natalie Stepien, Univeristy Of Chicago
Humanities, Fine Arts, Political Science, and History: Claire Dillon, Northwestern University
Top Presenters from Each Sponsor Institution
The University of Chicago: Natalie Stepien, Social Sciences
Illinois Institute of Technology: Barrett Leslie, Physical Sciences
DePaul University: Amanda Henderson, Physical Sciences
Loyola University Chicago: Alex Gilman, Physical Sciences
Northwestern University: Kimberly Huynh, Physical Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago: Kevin Shi, Social Sciences
Faculty Support of Undergraduate Research Award
Dr. John Zasadzinski, Illinois Institute of Technology
DATE: April 5th, 2014
LOCATION: Chicago Marriott 540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
View the 2014 Symposium Abstract Booklet.
DATE: April 11th, 2015
LOCATION: Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center - 303 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
Email a current member of the 2014-2015 Inter-School Board if you have any questions.
Registration will open in 2015. Open to all Chicagoland undergraduates