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Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work

Students share their research and creativity to compete for cash prizes at this 14th annual symposium.

Each year, outstanding undergraduate students have the opportunity to submit their original scholarly or creative work for consideration at the Undergraduate Symposium for Creative and Scholarly Work. Participants compete for prizes in categories spanning all disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Social Sciences

Participants exhibit their work in the Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, where they interact with faculty judges and fellow students. The symposium culminates in an awards banquet at which prizes are presented to the winners. In each category, first prize is $1,000 and second prize is $500. Prizes may also be awarded for interdisciplinary entries.

The guest speaker at this year’s awards banquet is Beth Meyerowitz, vice provost for Faculty and Programmatic Development, and professor in Psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.