Group of student presenters in front of the stage

Above: Over 80 undergraduate students from all disciplines participated at the 2022 SURE Symposium. The symposium was a success following a hybrid format, which made the presentations accessible via Zoom or in person. 

Welcome to the SURE Symposium

The 2022 SURE Symposium, held on July 29 in a hybrid format, was a success! As a hybrid event, for the first time ever, oral sessions were held both in person and via Zoom at the Kuykendall Hall Classrooms and the poster session was held in person at the newly renovated Campus Center Ballroom (which was filled with students excited to showcase their works in person and cheering everyone on!). Students, faculty mentors, and guests joined from across 4 different U.S. time zones stretching from Hawai‘i to the Midwest and the Southeast. Combining 88 student presenters and ~121 registered guests, a total of ~209 people attended the event. Students represented 33 different majors and delivered 54 poster and 19 oral presentations spanning topics such as stimulus and learning in honeybees, the use of gelatin to understand magma intrusions and promote the geosciences, and the comparison of synchronous and asynchronous learning formats for educators, among others. We thank volunteers for their time and enthusiasm, staff for their tireless efforts, and motivated students and faculty mentors for sharing their knowledge and passion with the UHM community! The SURE Symposium would not be possible without you! 

The symposium is an end-of-summer event where undergraduate students conducting faculty-mentored research and creative work in all disciplines get to showcase their projects. The SURE Symposium provides students an excellent opportunity to solicit feedback from their peers, experts, and community members without formal presentation judging. The event is free to attend and provides a professional, yet relaxed atmosphere! 

Watch out for next year’s SURE Symposium!

Student Eligibility

All eligible undergraduate students in all disciplines conducting faculty-mentored research or creative work are invited to present at the Symposium. Eligible students include:

  • All UHM undergraduate students 
  • Non-UHM undergraduate students mentored by a UHM faculty member*

Students can be:

  • Funded or not funded by UROP 
  • Presenting in-progress or completed projects
  • Participating or not participating in the all-summer SURE program (though it is encouraged)

*There are no eligibility requirements to be a UHM faculty mentor for SURE. Mentor eligibility is required only when students apply for UROP Project Funding or faculty apply for a Faculty Mentoring Grant.

If you have received special permission to submit your abstract by email, before submitting, make sure:

  • Your mentor has agreed to be listed as your project mentor and co-author
  • Your mentor has reviewed and approved your project title and abstract
  • Your abstract is no more than 1500 characters (~250 words) 
Past SURE Symposium
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