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Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium
WHEN: Annually, typically in April (This year: In Person, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday April 20, 2024, WVU Mountainlair)
The Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium is a campus-wide event celebrating scholarly activity and encouraging future students to decide on attending WVU. Students present their research in one of several offered categories with posters and presentations reviewed and judged.
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Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium
WHEN: Annually, typically the last Thursday in July (This year: In Person, July 25, 2024, WVU Mountainlair)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is a university-wide poster symposium that showcases students' summer research and creative efforts. Students present their research in one of several offered categories with posters and presentations reviewed and judged.
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Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium
WHEN: Annually, typically the fourth week in November (This year: In Person at WVU Mountainlair December 2, 2023 from 1 - 5:00 P.M.)
The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium is a campus-wide event that showcases WVU students research and creative efforts. This event is open to all undergraduates but includes a dedicated emphasis on students graduating from the Research Apprenticeship Program. For RAP students, this event culminates two semesters of mentored undergraduate research, supportive coursework, and presentation preparation. This event is organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research.
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Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
WHEN: Annually, date dependent on state legislative calendar (February 22, 2024 from 8 - 11:30 A.M.)More about Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol is a research presentation opportunity open to college students across West Virginia. Students get a chance to present to policy makers and the general public about their research and the relevancy of their experience to the growth of the state. Abstract submissions EXTENDED TO November 18, 2022.
National Conference on Undergraduate Research
WHEN: Typically in April; Organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR); This year: Virtual, April 4-8
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. NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement; provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity; and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
Mountaineers on the Hill
WHEN: Typically in April, pending the 2024 congressional calendar;
Represent your home state and institution as you present your research to members of Congress in Washington, D.C. This is sponsored by the WVU Government Relations. It's your chance to interact with policy makers to discuss the importance of continuing to fund research opportunities for undergraduates. If you are a WVU student and are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Other Presentation Opportunities
Check out the Council on Undergraduate Research for other opportunities. In addition, discuss with your faculty research adviser the opportunity to present at discipline-specific conferences. Many national and regional conferences have sessions specifically geared toward undergraduates with concurrent programming (e.g., networking, graduate school recruitment fair) to supplement your experience.
Internal presentation opportunities are also offered. For instance, the College of Education and Human Services offers a Student Research Forum each spring semester.