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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

2022 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium

Rice University  Houston, TX

September 1, 2022

October 8-9, 2022


24th Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)

Randolph College Lynchburg, VA

September 12, 2022

October 22, 2022


2022 SACNAS - The National Diversity in STEM Conference 

 San Juan, Puerto Rico

October 23, 2022

October 27-29, 2022


2022 Entomological Society of America Conference


Vancouver, British Columbia


November 13-16, 2022

$450 - Virtual content (on-demand)

$965 - In person and virtual content

2022 The Wildlife Society's Annual Conference

Spokane, Washington

July 31, 2022

November 6-10, 2022


2022 Conference on Digital Experimentation @ MIT (CODE@MIT)

Boston Marriot Cambridge, MA

September 9, 2022

October 20-21, 2022


Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference


Alexandria, VA

September 24, 2022

November 2-5, 2022


2022 AIChE Student Conference

Phoenix, AZ

November 9, 2022

Nov. 11-14, 2022 (In-Person)


Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)


Anaheim, CA

September 30, 2022

November 9-12, 2022

$75 - Virtual

$525 - In Person

2022 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention


New Orleans, LA

October 19, 2022

November 17-19, 2022

$490 - Virtual

$640 - In Person

2022 iConference: Leading and Promoting the Information Field


Barcelona, Spain

October 20, 2022

March 13-17, 2023 - Virtual

March 27-29, 2023 - In Person


2022 American Society for Engineering Education

Baltimore Convention Center, MD

October 31, 2022

June 25-28, 2023


2021 Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference (DOPE)



Lexington, KY

February 5, 2021

March 24-26, 2022


2022 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

 Denver, CO

October 31, 2022

March 29-April 1, 2023


National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

UW-Eau Claire, WI

November 30, 2022

April 13-15, 2023


Midwest Political Science Association Conference


Chicago, IL

October 17, 2022

April 13-16, 2023


American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting


Chicago, IL

August 1, 2022

April 13-16, 2023 - In Person

May 4-5, 2023 - Virtually





Students in the News

14 UK undergraduates to present at Posters-at-the-Capitol

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2023) — The 21st annual Posters-at-the-Capitol on March 2, 2023, will feature 14 University of Kentucky undergraduate students whose research addresses topics with important implications for issues in Kentucky, including community health, agricultural sustainability, renewable energy and public health and safety.

UK students earn top rankings for scientific research presentations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2022) — Six University of Kentucky students ranked among the top scorers for research presentations given at the Kentucky Academy of Science’s 2022 Annual Meeting in November. More than 700 students and professional scientists from across the state attended the annual meeting, which was held Nov. 10-12, at Morehead State University. Panels of scientists who judged students’ research presentations designated top-tier presentations as “Thoroughbreds.”