Attending an academic conference is an excellent opportunity to share your research with other undergraduate students, and faculty from across the nation, as well as make valuable professional connections. Presenting at a conference is a great way to gain experience in presenting your work in a professional setting and also offers the opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on your work from both peers and other academics in the field. Conferences also allow you to see what your peers are researching, network, and are an excellent addition to your resume or graduate school application.
- National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) – The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.
- Posters on the Hill – Hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), this is an opportunity for students to present their research on Capitol Hill. CUR will invite representatives from federal funding agencies and nearby foundations, members of Congress, and Congressional staff to attend the poster session.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates Symposium – This conference, which is hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) features keynote presentations, presentations by students from REU programs in all disciplines, sessions for REU students, faculty, and administrators, and opportunities to meet with representatives from the National Science Foundation and other government agencies.