ACC AC Meeting of the Minds

ACC MoM Chancellors Group Photo

2015 at NCSU hosted ACC MoM – Chancellors Group Photo

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds conference is held each spring (usually March or April) and is hosted by one of the 15 ACC member schools.  It is funded in-part by revenue from athletic events.  The conference celebrates undergraduate research and provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas and collaboration.

ACC member schools include: Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, NC State University, Syracuse University, University of Louisville, University of Miami, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University.

The 2020 ACC Meeting of the Minds will take place at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2020

NC State University currently enrolled undergraduates (ONLY) are invited to apply to present their research project at the conference.  The number of students selected is determined by the host institution and typically ranges between 5-7 students per institution.

Presentation types will include Oral and Poster. Students will not be expected to provide a formal talk with their poster – they will be expected to stand with their poster for about an hour or so and talk to anyone who comes up about their work. For oral presentations, the length of the presentation is usually 10 minutes maximum, followed by a short question and answer period. The number of oral presentations is typically limited by the host institution to 2-3 per institution. When applying you may select oral as first preference with option to present poster if selected.

The audience will primarily be the other participating ACC students and administrators – they will be from a large variety of disciplines, so the students should prepare to be able to speak to both students in their field and outside their field, as well as attending faculty and administrators from the ACC schools.

For more information on applying, join the OUR Google Group to be notified when applications open or contact the office at

Before beginning the application, make sure you have the following

  1. Faculty mentor contact information
  2. An Abstract (required, 250 words or less)
  3. Short paragraph describing how attending the ACC MOM is important in obtaining your academic and/or career goals
  4. Request Letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor | Faculty will email letter directly to

Please Note:

  • Selected students will meet with the OUR staff during scheduled evening sessions to prepare for the conference.  Attendance to these meetings is a requirement for attending the conference.
    • First meeting will be the week of Jan 27-31, date and time to be determined.
    • Mock presentations will occur the week of March 9-13, date and time to be determined.
  • Students will be required to use the University brand templates and color palette. These topics will be covered during the mandatory preparation meeting mentioned above.
  • While the project may have been completed by a team, only one person will be selected to represent the project and only one person should apply
  • Application and ALL supporting documents are due by 11pm EST on Sunday January 15, 2020
  • Applicants will be notified via email no later than January 24, 2020