Presentation Opportunities

Presenting your research provides you with an important opportunity to share your findings and results with other students and faculty and gain valuable feedback on your work. Larger conferences and presentation opportunities will also give you a chance to practice your public speaking skills and professionalism. These venues are a great place to network with peers and other professionals in your field. Listed below are select local and national presentation opportunities for undergraduate researchers.

Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium

By participating in the Annual Undergraduate Research Spring Symposium, Georgia Tech's largest undergraduate research colloquium, you will share your research work with other students and faculty from all over campus, learn about research in an informal atmosphere, gain valuable skills and experience in presenting your work, and make an impact on other undergraduates who may be wondering what research is all about.

Undergraduate Research Kaleidoscope

Hosted by The Tower Undergraduate Research Journal in conjunction with UROP and the Georgia Tech Library, the Undergraduate Research Kaleidoscope (URK) is a research presentation event where you present in the exciting pecha kucha style. The URK is a casual environment to discuss student research going on around campus, and all research topics are welcome.

Off-Campus Opportunities

  • ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference: Each year, usually in late March or early April, 5-10 outstanding undergraduate researchers (accompanied by a faculty or staff member) from each ACC university gather at a host university to present their research, either verbally or as a poster.
  • Sigma Xi Student Research Conference: Outstanding high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to join research scientists from North America and abroad for a celebration of research accomplishments hosted by Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, the global honor society for science and engineering research.
  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students: ABRCMS is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During the four-day conference, over 1,700 students participate in poster and oral presentations in twelve disciplines in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research: The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research, established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum.
  • Council on Undergraduate Research – Posters on the Hill: Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event helps members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact. Applications open annually the first week of September and are generally due between mid-October and mid-November. 
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Southeastern Section Annual Conference: ASEE seeks to promote excellence in engineering education across the full spectrum of engineering fields. Authors are invited to submit full-length manuscripts for presentation at the conference and inclusion in its proceedings.
  • Annual SACNAS National Conference: The SACNAS National Conference motivates, inspires and engages participants to achieve their highest goals in pursuing education and careers in STEM fields. Conference programming is specifically tailored to support undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and career professionals at each transition stage of their career as they move towards positions of science leadership.
  • Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium:  GCURS is a forum for students in engineering and science fields to present their original research to a team of faculty and graduate student mentors. Students have the opportunity to connect and learn from hundreds of other peers at colleges and universities worldwide! Limited travel awards are available.  Sessions are available in the following fields:  Bioengineering, BioSciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology.  
  • Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference:  The Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference will be hosted on the UNG Gainesville Campus on November 1-2, 2019.  Abstracts are due September 19, 2019.  The conference is hosted by the University of North Georgia's Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.  For more information email  You can submit your abstracts here.  
  • National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC):  NCRC is a large-scale, multidisciplinary forum held annually at Harvard University, where the most accomplished undergraduate students from across the United States and internationally convene each year to share their research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The core vision behind our conference is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to hear from the world’s leading authorities in academia, policy, and industry, as well as to foster important exchanges and dialogue between students.  This will be held at Harvard University on January 24 to 26, 2020.  The application deadline for general applications is December 1st, 2019 (11:59PM EST).
  • 2019 Stanford Research Conference (SRC):  SRC is Stanford Undergraduate Research Association’s annual research conference that serves as a forum for undergraduates from all over the country to present their work, connect with other researchers, and hear from distinguished leaders in the research community. The sixth annual SRC will be held on April 5-7, 2019 at Stanford University, and we invite you to apply.  Applications for our conference are due January 5, 2019. You can find the application at
  • Butler University's 31st Annual Undergraduate Research Conference:  The URC conference features competitive papers, oral and poster presentations.  Last year, more than 651 undergraduate students from 23 states and representing 79 colleges and universities were present.  The conference will be held on April 12, 2019 in Indianapolis.  Submissions for the conference will be accepted until February 15, at 11:59 pm EST. You can find the application at