External Presentation Opportunities

There are many undergraduate research symposia and discipline specific conferences/meetings that include undergraduate student research presentations.  The following is just a few of the opportunities for students to share their research research or creative works!  The OUR encourages you to consider presenting your work in multiple venues as an undergraduate student.

The Office of Undergraduate Research at NC State provides Travel Award to assist in deferring travel expenses to present your research at national and international discipline conference/meeting.  Students must apply for these travel award and they are not guaranteed, please look at the requirements to receive an OUR travel awards.

Conference NameMonth Event OccursDescriptionPresentation TypeWebsite
The National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC)JanuaryIn January 2012 HCURA launched the inaugural National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), inviting over 150 students from around the nation to present their research. In the six years since, NCRC has grown to become the largest student-run research research conference in America. PosterNCRC Site
ACC Meeting of the MindsMarch/AprilEach year, usually in late March or early April, 5-10 outstanding undergraduate researchers (accompanied by a faculty/staff member) from each ACC university gather at a host university to present their research, either verbally or as a poster. At most universities the student delegates are chosen through a refereeing process. To be invited to the conference is a real honor.Poster or OralACC IAC Site
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)March/AprilThe National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 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 student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all disciplines.Poster, Oral, Performance, and Art DisplaysNCUR Site
Sigma Xi Virtual Student Research ShowcaseMarch/AprilCan you explain your research to a broad audience? Join undergraduate, graduate, and high school students as they compete for awards in recognition of outstanding virtual research presentations. The Student Research Showcase is a unique opportunity for students to develop effective science communication skills, which every researcher should have. Those who are able to communicate the value of their research to a broader audience are at an advantage in terms of building financial and social support for their work. The online competition is open to most research disciplines in the United States and worldwide. Participants submit websites containing three main components: a research abstract, a technical slideshow, and a video.Online CompetitionSigma Xi Showcase Site
Posters on the Hill (CUR)AprilEach spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research through talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs.PosterPosters on the Hill
British Conference on Undergraduate Research (BCUR)AprilThe British Conference of Undergraduate Research promotes undergraduate research in all disciplines.
Undergraduates of all levels are invited to submit papers, posters, workshops and performances to the Conference. Abstracts are peer-reviewed and those accepted will be invited to attend the conference.
Poster, Oral, Performance, and ArtBCUR Site
National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE)May/JuneFormed in 1961, the Southwest Center is devoted to the study, understanding, and resolution of human conflict and to promoting understanding and cooperation among people of different racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. One of the major programs of the Southwest Center is the Annual National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), which serves as the leading national forum on issues of race and ethnicity in American higher education.Poster, Pecha Kucha, Student CaucusNCORE Site
Research Experiences for Undergraduates SymposiumOctoberThis conference features presentations by students from Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs (REUs) in all disciplines funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), sessions for REU administrators and faculty, and opportunities to meet with representatives from NSF and other government agencies.PosterCUR Symposium Site
SACNAS - Advancing Chicano/Hispanic and Native American ScientistsOctober/NovemberThe largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, 2019 SACNAS is a 3-day conference which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM. Over the course of the three days, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge scientific research and professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, a Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, multicultural celebrations, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. At 2019 SACNAS, you can shape your own STEM story inspired by your ancestors, mentors, and peers –nourished by diversity and fueled by passion for discovery. PosterSACNAS Site
The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS)NovemberColleges, universities and community colleges in North Carolina host a symposia each year to showcase NC undergraduate student research and creative work. SNCURCS provides undergraduate scholars in all fields a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances, and works of art.Poster, Oral, and PerformanceSNCURCS Site
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Research ConferenceNovemberMeet Sigma Xi members, learn about our changing global environment, and attend professional development sessions. The Student Research Conference includes a poster presentation competition for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. PosterSigma Xi Site
World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WCUR)Varies - Occurs every 3 yearsThe World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) brings together the world's best undergraduate researchers to focus on some of the most significant challenges facing the global community. Students across the world are invited to share their research, discuss global issues, and create or strengthen international research partnerships.Poster and OralWCUR Site