Because of COVID 19, the 15th Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS) was held virtually on September 25, 2020. At the symposium, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), School of Science and Technology Interim Dean, Dr. Sonal Dekhane welcomed the attendees and GGC provost Dr. T. J. Arant introduced 2020 Herty Awardee Dr. Susan Richardson. In her presentation, Dr. Richardson discussed “What’s in My Drinking Water?” and about “Unconventional Path to a Rewarding Environmental Career. Dr. Ingrid Montes, Department of Chemistry, the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras, and Dr. Rigoberto Hernandez, Johns Hopkins University spoke about their research on “Synthesis, characterization and biological activity of ferrocenyl derivatives: Study of the effect of different core moieties and substituents on anticancer and antioxidant activity” and “Nanoparticle models, macroscale impacts” respectively. The symposium was well attended by more than 200 attendees. A virtual poster presentation section was held and more than 50 undergraduate students from 14 institutions submitted their abstracts for the presentation. At the symposium, the top 6 undergraduate presentations selected by the judging committee were showcased and the best presentation awards were announced.