As a leading research University, the University of Illinois at Chicago is on the cutting edge in world-renowned research of all types. Honors College students have a unique advantage to become engaged in research early on in their academic careers. Students can take part in research through the URA program (see below), independently, or through a variety of other opportunities.


Undergraduate Research Assistant Program (URA)

UIC has a wealth of outstanding researchers, and the Undergraduate Research Assistant Program gives honors students an opportunity to work with some of them. The range of research activity is wide, including business, education, engineering, the humanities and the arts, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences.


The Honors College provides awards for students looking to fund undergraduate research endeavors. Check out our scholarships page to view various awards.


Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium Steering Committee: This organization organizes and promotes the Undergraduate Research Symposium, which serves to create and enhance undergraduate research culture. It provides a platform for students to present their research through posters and presentations. Formal talks as well as workshops pertaining to undergraduate research and graduate study are also organized as a means to encourage students to take part in research.

Members are required to attend bi-weekly meetings in the Fall Semester and weekly meetings in the Spring Semester and perform the tasks assigned to them. It is also considered as an Honors Activity for the entire year.
For more information, please email us at or visit our website.

Abstract Writing Workshop (HON AWW-Spring 2011) Spring Semester 2011

This workshop is about how to write an abstract for your research. Abstracts are used when submitting a presentation or poster proposal of your work to be included at a conference. Abstracts are also published in peer reviewed journals.

The following forms of this workshop are available on-line. Click on the media link of your choice below:

Rich Media: Abstract Writing Workshop

Vodcast: Abstract Writing Workshop

Enhanced Podcast: Abstract Writing Workshop

Podcast: Abstract Writing Workshop (sound only)

Poster Presentation

A presentation on how to create a great poster for you research. The videos are separated into 3 parts below.