Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation

Annual Symposium

2023 VA–NC Alliance Undergraduate Research Symposium

March 28, 2023

The 14th Annual VA–NC Alliance Undergraduate Research Symposium: Unleash Your STEM Imagination

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM EST and hosted virtually by Elizabeth City State University. This event is being held in-conjunction with the institution's Research Week.

The symposium is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and guests to network with peers from partner institutions. In addition, undergraduate STEM students from partner institutions have an opportunity to present their research and gain feedback from peers and guests.  All undergraduate students who register and attend the symposium will receive swag along with an e-gift card. 


Undergraduate students who present their STEM research will have an opportunity to be awarded prizes. Individuals interested in presenting must submit an abstract with their registration before March 17, 2023 (extended deadline). Due to a limited number of slots, the symposium planning team only expects to extend invitations for 11 oral and 11 poster presentations. Abstract submissions will be reviewed for quality, students selected to present will receive a formal invitation to present along with further instructions.

Registration is now live and can be accessed using the following link -  Additional details including an event calendar and e-booklet will be shared closer to the event. Please remember this event is open to all, regardless of whether or not you will be presenting.




12:00 pm – 12:10 pm

Virginia–North Carolina Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Remarks, 
Location: Main Room | 
Audience: All

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Undergraduate Student Research Showcase, 
Location(s): Presentation Rooms A-D
Audience: All

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm

Break, Transition to Breakout Rooms

1:20 pm – 3:30 pm

Professional Development Sessions

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Alumni Panel, 
Location: Main RoomAudience: Students

2:25 pm – 3:30 pm

Graduate School & Industry Panel, 
Location: Main RoomAudience: Students

1:20 pm – 3:30 pm

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Session, 
Location: Faculty & Staff Development RoomAudience: Faculty and Staff

3:30 pm – 3:35 pm

Transition to Main Room

3:35 pm – 4:00 pm

Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks, 
Location: Main Room | Audience: All