Pictured: They presented their research at the semesterly undergrad research symposium. They got free Ring Pops. Enough said.
There are lots of great opportunities for you to present your research, both here and away! You should speak with your professors/advisors and gradate student mentors about opportunities.
It can also be fun to just show up to a conference or symposium and hear about other people’s work, even if you aren’t presenting a poster or a talk. This you can do on your own, or your advsior can make suggestions of possible ones to attend.
Advice on presenting research
If you need funding for travel to conferences you’re presenting at:
- apply for funding from the conference
- apply for funding from the Office of Undergraduate Research (up to $500)
- SPS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award – $500 for yourself, $500 for your chapter, up to $1800 in reimbursement for travel to a conference (application due March 15 each year)
- talk to your adviser
- talk to the department
Brief examples of conferences, symposia, and other research presentation opportunities:
- Wash. U. SPS Choc Talks (contact your current SPS officers for more details)
- Math Club talks (theory research students: contact the current math club officers for details)
- Wash. U. Undergraduate Research Symposia (fall and spring)
- Society of Physics Students National Physics Convention (PhysCon)
- Conferences for professional societies, like APS
- Some of the biggest ones are the APS March Meeting, the APS April Meeting, and the Joint Mathematics Meetings
- There are tons of more subject-specific meetings too. Ask your advisor what meetings they usually attend! There are tons of cool conferences each year here in Missouri, in other parts of the country, and all over the world. There’s usually funding available that will make these conferences either very cheap or free for you to attend (if you are presenting your work)
- Conferences for women and underrepresented minorities in physics
- WUSTL Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)