2024 Undergraduate Symposium

 At NAU, we are proud to have a tradition of excellence that enriches lives and creates opportunities for our students.   

One of the incredible experiences we offer students each year is presenting at the NAU Undergraduate Symposium.  The Undergraduate Symposium is a showcase of student research and creative activity in the arts, business, education, humanities, and the sciences.  It features over 700 student presentations from all disciplines and attracts more than 3,000 attendees from the NAU and Flagstaff communities. 


This year will be the fifteenth year that all the colleges will come together to celebrate this university-wide event.  It will be held on Friday, April 26, from 9 am – 4 pm in the High Country Conference Center, Drury, and 1899 Ballroom. The presentations will feature: 

  • cooking demonstrations by students in Hotel and Restaurant Management,
  • art creations and performances by the College of Arts and Letters,
  • oral presentations,
  • engineering capstone projects like the Collegiate Wind Team, and
  • numerous poster presentations showcasing student accomplishments.

Participation in this type of professional conference encourages students’ development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication via research and prepares them for a bright future. 

Your donation supports our student researchers

Every dollar donated goes directly to supporting our students presenting at the NAU Undergraduate Symposium, traveling to a regional or national conference as a representative of NAU, or to paying wages to those completing independent research with a mentor. Your support will ensure that we move toward providing this high impact experience to all Lumberjacks.

To learn more about the Undergraduate Symposium and undergraduate research at NAU, visit nau.edu/ugr.


Why does NAU need donations?

State funding, tuition, and fees do not cover the total cost of what it takes to provide a university education each year.

Generosity from donors supports every facet of the student experience at Northern Arizona University. Your support opens the doors for students to attend the university at a reasonable tuition rate and increases scholarships.

Your generosity helps NAU attract and retain outstanding professors who cultivate student potential and provide a myriad of programs and research opportunities that allow Northern Arizona University to offer an exceptional education. Our donors help the university grow as an unparalleled institution of higher education.


Where do my donations go?

Your contributions to Northern Arizona University are designated according to your wishes and directly benefit the areas you choose. You can choose to designate your gift to more than one area. Simply note your preference on the gift form and how much you want to give to each area.

It’s your gift—your choice.


Is my gift tax deductible?

Once we receive your gift, you will receive a receipt verifying that your gift has been deposited into the account you have specified.

For further information on tax matters, we recommend that you speak with your accountant.




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