Visible Thinking

Visible Thinking took place on Monday, April 24th, 2023 from 10:30am-2:30pm in Penn Pavilion. 

Duke's Visible Thinking is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of undergraduate researchers and explores their original scholarship in the humanities, the natural sciences and engineering, and the social sciences. All students who receive support from the URS office are expected to present at Visible Thinking. 

Information for Attendees

Who can attend Visible Thinking?
Anyone can attend! Duke undergraduates are excited to show off their incredible research from the past year. We will have many disciplines present at this year's symposium. We would love to see you at Visible Thinking 2023!

Resources for Presenters

Presenters will receive an email with a link to register and submit their abstract during the Spring semester. If you are presenting at Visible Thinking 2023 and did not receive an abstract submission link, please reach out directly to the URS Office.
  • As you prepare for the Visual Thinking event, review our resources listing for presentations.
  • If you have a poster that you have used to present your research at a previous symposium, you are welcome to use that if it doesn’t need to be updated. 
    • If you would like to print a new poster, you can use this link to submit your poster to PhD Posters. They will be delivered to Penn Pavilion on the morning of Visible Thinking. PhD Posters ask that you submit your poster by 6pm on Saturday, April 22nd. 
      • If you or your mentor can not cover the cost of printing your poster, you can consider printing your PowerPoint slides to display. 
      • Expect to pay approximately $55 on poster printing. 
      • URS will not cover any poster printing costs.
  • See specific advice for preparing posters

Previous Visible Thinking Presentations

Each April, over 100 Duke students in many disciplines present their work at Visible Thinking. Previous abstract books can be accessed below:

View past abstract books