Annual Applied Research Symposium

The Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Annual Applied Research Symposium (ARS) is a chance for students to present what they have learned through their research and applied experiences to the community. The symposium includes poster, visual arts, and presentation sessions. Students from all LWTech programs are invited to apply to participate in the annual symposium. LWTech students standing in front of their research poster

Symposium Date and Location

Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: TBD

How to Apply

You may apply to participate in the Annual Applied Research Symposium by clicking on the button below. You will be asked to provide information about yourself, any co-presenters, your research mentors, and your project.

2021 LWTech ARS Application

Application Deadline: March 26, 2021

  1. Provide general information: name, email, and program (if you are co-presenting with others, add their names, and emails as well)
  2. Your research mentor names and emails
  3. Project information: title, abstract

You must have a Faculty Mentor sign off on your work before it is eligible to be considered for the symposium. Work with your mentor to review your abstract and title before submitting.

An abstract is a summary of your research usually presented in skeletal form, which concentrates on the essentials of a larger idea or claim. Your abstract should include enough information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of your research, the adequacy of the methodology employed, and the nature of the results and/or progress to date. We strongly recommend that you attend an LWTech abstract writing workshop in January to help you get started. If you cannot attend in person, you may come to drop-in advising to gain additional information and guidance.

Abstracts must be between 100-300 words in length. Abstracts should not exceed more than 300 words.

Student Resources

Photo of LWTech students with their garden sphere project and their professorUpcoming Workshops

Please check back soon for news about upcoming workshops.

Resources for Presentations

Abstract Resources

Writing Resources


If you are a student or faculty member and have further questions about the upcoming symposium or how to apply, please contact Michael Rodriguez for more information.

Applied Research Symposium E-Portfolio

Thank you to all the students who participated at the last Annual Applied Research Symposium on June 5, 2020. And thank you to all the faculty and staff who helped organize it! The symposium presentations were recorded via Zoom. See the presentations below.

Submitting to the Symposium E-Portfolio

If you presented at the 2020 Applied Research Symposium on June 5, 2020 and would like to have your work showcased in the Symposium E-portfolio, please complete the form below.

ARS E-Portfolio Submission Form