Research Symposium


May 24-28, 2021 

Interactive Poster Session & Symposium Seminar 

May 26, 2021 

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is once again sponsoring our Twenty-Fourth Annual Biology Research Symposium during the campus-wide Undergraduate Research Week, the week of Monday, May 24, 2021 through Friday, May 28, 2021.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this year’s Symposium will again be a virtual event, conducted through CCLE.  Posters will be available for viewing for the duration of Research Week, beginning on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 9:00AM (PST) through Friday, May 28, 2021, at 5:00PM (PST). 

For this year’s Research Symposium, there will be a “live” interactive Poster Session, along with a Symposium Speaker giving a seminar.  This interactive event will be on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 1:00-4:00PM (PST).  More details will be forthcoming.   

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Biology Research Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for our graduate and undergraduate students to present their work and to discuss the research that is taking place within the Department.  Participating in the Symposium can also provide you an experience that you can include on your resume, curriculum vitae (CV), or any graduate or professional school applications.  The Symposium will also give you the opportunity to share your research interests and to practice your presentation skills.   

Presenters and spectators will be required to have a UCLA Logon in order to access the Symposium via CCLE. 


  • Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:00AM (PST) – Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:00PM (PST) (SPACE IS LIMITED) 
  • Monday, May 17, 2021, at 3:00PM (PST):
    • Presentation must be uploaded to CCLE via the “Participant Submissions” tab 
    • Abstracts must be uploaded to CCLE via the “Participant Submissions” tab 


  • Abstracts should also be posted to “Description” section when you are submitting your presentation via the “Participant Submissions” tab  
  • Presentation formats:
    • PDF of Poster (single slide)
    • Presentations may have audio or voiceovers 


Each Presentation’s CCLE page will have the capability where presenters can have a private discussion with their assigned judges (Forum).  These discussions will be asynchronous. 

Prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding poster presentations in three (3) categories:  

  1. Graduate  
    1. First Prize 
    2. Second Prize 
    3. Third Prize 
  2. Undergraduate 
    1. First Prize 
    2. Second Prize 
    3. Third Prize 
  3. Marine Biology  
    1. Graduate 
    2. Undergraduate 

Recipients of the most outstanding poster presentations will receive an Amazon gift card. 

DISCLAIMER:  For this virtual event, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is making every effort to protect your privacy and the integrity of your work.  While access to the EEB Research Symposium 2021 CCLE page will be limited to individuals with UCLA logon access, EEB cannot guarantee that your identity or work will not be mishandled by another user.  We recommend that you include a copyright on your behalf on a visible area of your presentation (e.g., Copyright, Josie Bruin (2021)).  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.