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 (your advisor will know other ones specifically geared towards their type of research):
- 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)