Carnegie Mellon University

Meeting of the Minds - Undergraduate Research Symposium

We announce with great regret that we must cancel our on-campus Meeting of the Minds for 2020.   

Please note:  Any students whose course, program, or degree, etc., REQUIRED that they present at Meeting of the Minds should contact the appropriate faculty and/or advisers immediately and directly to determine their expectations and guidelines on how they plan for you to fulfill those requirements.  Some departments/schools/courses, for example, may be organizing online sessions for students to present their work.  It is important for you to follow through with your departments/courses/schools.

The Undergraduate Research Office has suspended the requirement for all URO-funded recipients that they present at Meeting of the Minds:  Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 for SURG, ISURG, SURG-CW, SURF, ISURF, SRC-URO, Jennings, Buncher, and Presentation Awards.  This only applies to students who are not meeting other course, program and/or degree requirements as listed in the paragraph above.

The Undergraduate Research Symposium, or the "Meeting of the Minds," is a university-wide celebration of undergraduate research. All Carnegie Mellon undergrads engaged in research and creative projects are encouraged to apply!

What is it?

The "Meeting of the Minds" is a great opportunity to share your research with the entire campus community. All research projects are welcome - you don't have to be working on a SURG project to present. You can give an oral presentation on your project, design a poster, display your art, or give a live performance. Those with a more competitive streak can also register for one of the Special Competitions and compete for cash prizes!

When is it?

The 2020 Meeting of the Minds will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2020 (reading day during finals).

How can I participate?

As a group or as an individual, with a poster, a series of paintings, or an opera -- the choice is yours. All you have to do is register, provide an abstract, and prepare your presentation. We'll assign you a presentation time (between 10 AM and 5 PM) and room in the University Center.

How do I register?

Please Register here by April 3, 2020.  Once you authenticate through the Web ISO system, you will be taken to your student profile (if you have registered with the URO in the past) or to a student registration screen where you should enter your personal information.  Then, click on "add project" to add your symposium presentation.  The Project Type will be "Symposium Only."

Please note:  All faculty advisors and students on group projects must be added by the student initiating the project registration.  You MUST use their ANDREW ID to enter those individuals.  ID exchanges will not enable you to apply (i.e.;; cmu.sei.cmu;, etc.)  Use of the online application requires WebISO authentication for each applicant.