Students Highlight Findings During Undergraduate Research Symposium

Unlike many universities, Duquesne encourages undergraduates to delve into research projects as soon as they arrive on campus. The benefits of this approach are seen every spring during Duquesne's annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium (URSS).

The year's 13th annual event highlighted the university's interdisciplinary approach to research and recognized several talented students who received monetary prizes for their efforts. A variety of research topics, including COVID-19's impact on the health care system, the connection between technology and social isolation, and a historical look at womens' impact on the workforce, were part of the URSS.

The virtual event, held from April 12 to 16, showcased the work of more than 265 students from all undergraduate schools. The URSS featured 175 projects, including live oral presentations, poster sessions and a creative video competition. The event also included an interactive component that elicited more than 430 comments on the symposium's platform.  

A comprehensive list of the winners and descriptions are available online.  

The Office of Research, which sponsors the URSS, encourages students to participate in research early in their academic careers, preparing them with essential skills while expanding their horizons in their fields of study.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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