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Presentation Opportunities

Presenting your research is a key component to sharing your work. Presenting at the undergraduate level strengthens your communication skills and requires you to assess and practice your messaging. The Office of Undergraduate Research offers support for on-campus, statewide, and national presentation opportunities. 
Student and faculty member conducting research.

Publication Opportunities

Publishing your work is one of the final steps in conducting your research. Publishing allows you to preserve your work and share your findings with a broader academic community. The Office of Undergraduate Research offers tips on where you can publish your research.

Designing a Poster

Resources at WVU

We've gathered resources on how to create an effective research poster, where to print out your poster, how to prepare for an oral presentation, as well as other resources (e.g., how to write a professional email, keep a lab notebook, get the most from meeting attendance). 
  • Creating an Effective Research Poster (by Dr. Michelle Richards-Babb)
  • Poster Printing: available at  Multimedia Services at WVU Downtown Campus Library (lower level), Evansdale Library and Health Sciences Library, and various WVU Colleges/Departments; use some type of presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint or Publisher) to prepare poster; typical printing cost is less than $20.
  • WVU Specific PowerPoint Template (page down to PowerPoint Templates)
  • WVU SpeakWrite (provides resources on how to write in science, math, social science, humanities, and other disciplines, as well as, proofreading tips and reading research papers)
Student presenting in symposia
 

additional resources

Posters

Oral Presentations

Writing

Other Resources