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Presenting your research provides you with an important opportunity to share your findings and results with other students and faculty and gain valuable feedback on your work, as well as practice your public speaking skills. 



Presentation Opportunities.

The Food Connection: Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit

The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky, in partnership with Bluegrass Farm to Table and Kentucky Proud, invites you to the Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit. This day of workshops, networking, and conversation is designed to bring together food systems professionals who work on the front lines of growing our local farm and food systems.

Undergraduate research students are encouraged to submit a poster presentation idea related to local food systems. Local food systems span everything from farm to fork, and they span technical, business, behavioral, and societal aspects. The common link is food produced and consumed by people in a limited geographic area.

How to Submit a Poster Idea 

In one page or less, please include the following:

  • the purpose, activities, and outcomes of the work you would like to present

  • how the work relates to local food systems

  • the presenter’s name, collaborators’ names if any, and the department, group, or

    organization you are affiliated with

  • how you will make the poster visually appealing and interesting to a general audience.


Go to The Food Connection @ UK website

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science Annual Conference

The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) unites clinicians, researchers, and communities to accelerate the translation of basic science discoveries to tangible improvements in health.

The UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) accelerates the translation of basic science discoveries into tangible improvements in public health.  Through funding, training, infrastructure, and community engagement, CCTS facilitates and supports innovative team science to address critical health issues, with special focus on health disparities experienced in Kentucky and Central Appalachia.


Go to Annual CCTS Conference website

UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health Appalachian Research Day

The 6th Annual Appalachian Research Day (ARD): Come Sit on the Porch will be held as a virtual seminar series, beginning Sept. 16, 2020. ARD is an annual event hosted by the University of Kentucky Center of Excellence in Rural Health (CEHR) to share results of health research conducted with communities in Appalachia.

The agenda for the virtual research series will include:

  • Reducing Environmental Exposures in Appalachia through Community-Academic Partnerships, by Ellen J. Hahn, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences, 2  to 3:15 p.m., Sept. 16, 2020.
  • Substance Use Disorder Recovery Task Force Panel, by Jennifer Sandlin, Kentucky State Police; JoAnn Vanzant, Operation Unite; and others to be announced2 to 3:15 p.m., Sept. 30, 2020,
  • Project Presentations by Graduates of the 2020 Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK)by the 2020 CLIK graduates: Cathryn Forester, Ricki Draper, Sandra Jones, Sarah Olinger, Brandy Slone and Sherry SpragensModerated by Kathryn Cardarelli, Ph.D., director of the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky, 2 to 3:15 pm., Oct. 14, 2020.
  • Virtual Poster Session, posters will be judged and the winners will have the opportunity to present their research during this shared session.  All selected posters will be published in an online gallery, 2 to 3:15 p.m., Oct. 30, 2020.

Register for Appalachian Research Day here

Submit poster abstracts here.


Go to UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health website



Off-Campus Presentation Opportunities.


Conference Name


Registration Deadline

Event Date

Registration Fee

19th Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

Scripps College, Claremont California

February 15, 2020

April 8-9, 2020


2020 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference 


August 7, 2020

October 19-24, 2020


22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)


October 18, 2020

October 23, 2020


2020 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

 Rice University


October 31, 2020


Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference


October 1, 2020

November 6-7, 2020


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)


September 11, 2020

November 9-13, 2020


2021 Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE)


February 5, 2021

February 18-20, 2021


2021 American Society for Engineering Education


March 1, 2021

March 8-11, 2021


2021 iConference: Leading and Promoting the Information Field


February 9, 2021

March 17-31, 2021


2021 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention


March 24, 2021

March 25-27, 2021


American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting


March 30, 2021

April 9 -12, 2021


National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)


December 1, 2020

April 12-14, 2021


Midwest Political Science Association Conference


April 1, 2021

April 14-18, 2021


2021 The Wildlife Society's Annual Conference

Baltimore, MD

April 16, 2021

September 26 – 30, 2021


2021 Entomological Society of America Conference

Denver, CO

February 1, 2021

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2021


2021 AIChE Student Conference


November 1, 2021

November 7-12, 2021


2021 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention

Washington, DC

October 31, 2021

November 18-20, 2021





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