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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


Submission Deadline

Event Date

Registration Fee

2020 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

Rice University  Houston, TX

September 13, 2021

October 16-17, 2021


23rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)

Randolph College Lynchburg, VA

September 12, 2021

October 23, 2021


2021 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference 


September 30, 2021

October 25-29, 2021


2021 Entomological Society of America Conference

 Denver, CO

February 1, 2021

Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2021


2021 The Wildlife Society's Annual Conference


July 31, 2021

November 1-5, 2021


2021 Conference on Digital Experimentation @ MIT (CODE@MIT)


September 15, 2021

November 4-5, 2021


Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference


Niagara Falls, NY

September 24, 2021

November 4-7, 2021


2021 AIChE Student Conference


Boston, MA

September 27, 2021

Nov. 7-11, 2021 (In-Person)

Nov. 15-19, 2021 (Virtual)


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)


September 10, 2021

November 10-13, 2021


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

Washington, DC

October 31, 2021

November 18-20, 2021


2021 iConference: Leading and Promoting the Information Field


October 4, 2021

Feb 28-March 4, 2022


2021 American Society for Engineering Education

Charleston, SC

September 10, 2021

March 13-15, 2022


2021 Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE)



Lexington, KY

February 5, 2021

March 24-26, 2022


2021 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

 Atlanta, GA

November 1, 2021

March 30-April 2, 2022


National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)





Midwest Political Science Association Conference


Chicago, IL

October 8, 2021

April 7-20, 2022


American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

March 30, 2021

April 22-25, 2022





Students in the News

UK’s Kotomi Yokokura Recognized as 2022-23 Newman Civic Fellow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2022)  Kotomi Yokokura, a student in the College of Social Work and Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky, has been recognized as the 2022-23 Newman Civic Fellow.

Students to Present Research and Creative Work at Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 22, 2022) — University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff are gearing up for the 16th annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars. The event will take place from 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom, featuring over 325 students and 250 presentations representing 64 disciplines and 16 colleges.