Presenting Your Research

Presenting the results of your undergraduate research project is an important requirement and a chance for you to share your results with those unfamiliar with your work. Below are some of the options for presenting your research and fulfilling this requirement. Other options are available such as publishing an article in a journal, presenting to a class or presenting at a conference in your particular discipline. You and your mentor should make the decision about the most appropriate venue for your presentation.

Note: Presenting to your lab group or research group will NOT fulfill the presentation requirement since these are people already familiar with your work.

Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The Undergraduate Symposium is an annual poster fair that gives all undergraduate researchers a chance to share their research, scholarly and creative projects with the University community.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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NCUR is an annual spring conference open to undergraduates in any field that is held at a different institution each year.  Options include oral and poster presentations as well as options for performance.

Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

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The Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is a summer poster fair that gives all undergraduate researchers a chance to share their research, scholarly and creative projects with the University community.

UMD Showcase

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There are two University of Minnesota - Duluth Showcases each year which provide an opportunity for U of MN students to present their research results. These take place in November and April on the UMD campus. Students from other campuses are welcome to present there as well.

U of M Digital Conservancy

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The University of Minnesota’s Digital Conservancy (UDC) provides a permanent and searchable home for your research paper or poster.  Hosted by the U of M libraries, this option for presentation is available year round.

MURAJ Research Journal

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Minnesota Undergraduate Research Academic Journal (MURAJ) is an annual publication of research by undergraduates at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Other Presentation Opportunities

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There are also a number of other ways you can get credit for presenting your research. From presenting to a class to being published in a journal, see a list we've put together of ideas.