On Tuesday February 17 in Washington Hall 315 Ben Boone (Hispanic Studies ’07) will discuss the “dos and don’ts” of conference presentation in a session especially designed for students. While this presentation will draw mostly on examples from cultural studies research, the session is also intended to serve all students interested in making their research public at a scholarly conference.

Each fall students who had summer research funding from the Charles Center present their work at the Celebration of Summer Research.

In early February of each year students doing Departmental Honors research present in the Honors Colloquium. The 2009 Colloquium runs February 9-19. See the schedule here.

In late February of each year students who have done research in the sciences present at the Science Symposium.¬† This year’s Science Symposium will be held on Friday, February 27th. The Symposium consists of both poster and oral presentations on research conducted in various¬†fields, including Biology, Geology, Physics, Kinesiology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Psychology, Chemistry, Applied Science, and Neuroscience. Students who have completed research in these fields, espcially students who are working on Honors Theses, are encouraged to register to present at the symposium. Click on the Science Symposium link above for the registration form and more information. Registration ends February 11.

$$$ The W&M Office of Student Activities offers student conference funding. There are just four application deadlines throughout the year so check the website for details.



UNCW’s Evolution Learning Community will be hosting “Darwin’s Legacy: Evolution’s Impact on Science and Culture,” a multidisciplinary student conference on March 19-21, 2009. The conference will be a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts who are conducting research or creative endeavors related to evolution to present their research, investigate graduate study opportunities, network, enhance their resumes, and enrich the body of knowledge surrounding evolution.

Abstract submission form, travel grant application, and registration form will be posted online by November 1, 2008.

Abstract Submissions
Abstract submission deadline: January 30, 2009
Abstract authors notified of acceptance: February 12, 2009

Student Travel Grants
Grant application deadline: January 30, 2009
Travel awards announcements: February 20, 2009

Registration fee is $50 prior to March 2, 2009 and $75 afterwards (including on-site registration)

Undergraduate Journal & Conference DirectoryCUR POSTERS ON THE HILL

In the Spring of 2009 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 13th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

CUR is calling for students to submit an abstract of their research that represents any of CUR’s divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences).

Abstract submissions will only be accepted by using our on-line submission form. Prior to submitting the form, students should gather the contact information for all co-authors, advisors and sponsors (if applicable), prepare a short vitae/resume, and poster abstract. For more information, and the link to submit an application, please visit:

Unfortunately CUR will not be able to accept incomplete applications. Please be sure that both portions (the electronic application and the electronic recommendation letter) are submitted by November 14, 2008.


The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) is held each October at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA.


The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education. The 2009 conference is April 16-19th at the University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse. Deadline for submitting abstracts is December 1.


The Midwest Political Science Association holds a national conference each year. This year the conference will be in Chicago on April 3-5, 2009. Undergraduates may submit a paper proposal to be selected to present at the conference.