Join us for the 7th Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on Friday, May 8th in the Center for the Arts!
Other Undergraduate Research Events at Mason
Mason programs hold events throughout the year that showcase undergraduate research and creative activities. Students, faculty, and community members are invited to attend to admire the breadth of academic work by our amazing students.
COS Research Colloquium
- When: April 26 from 1pm - 4:30pm @ Center Center for the Art, Lobby, and Grand Tier III
Honors College Spring Research Exhibition
- When: April 24 from 11am - 5pm @ Johnson Center 3rd floor, Specific Location TBD
HINF Capstone Presentations
- When: TBD
School of Senior Art+Design Show
- When: Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11 @ The Art and Design Building
Sociology Undergraduate Research Symposium
- When: TBD
Off-campus Celebrations of Student Scholarship
Looking to present your work off-campus? Below are opportunities to present your research around the globe!
USA Science & Engineering Festival
- Celebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 7-8, 2018!
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
- April 4-7, 2018, University of Central Oklahoma, OK. NCUR is the largest and most prestigious multi-disciplinary undergraduate research conference in the United States.
- Abstracts Due December 5, 2017 Learn more here.
Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC
- Call for Abstracts for 2017 will be posted when live
- Application Timeline
- Application opens: TBD
- Application closes: TBD
- Visit CUR 2017 website here for more.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)
Sweet Briar College will be hosting the annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) on TBD 2017. The goal is to base projects on critical interpretation of primary material, demonstrate a responsiveness to other work within one's field(s), and ultimately produce new work. Registration and travel information are now available - the deadline to register to present at MARCUS is TBD.
American Geophysical Union Virtual Poster Showcases
An exciting new opportunity for undergraduate graduate students to showcase their research is being piloted and launched by AGU this year. While many students conduct research with faculty, as part of their course work, or as part of their degree program, they often face barriers to traveling to present that research, especially at national conferences. The virtual poster showcases will allow participation by those students who can’t travel. There are several deadlines in the fall.
AAAS 2018 Annual Meeting
- February 15-19, 2018, The AAAS Annual Meeting is interdisciplinary and inclusive. Each year, thousands of leading scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers, and journalists gather together to discuss recent developments in science and technology. Student posters are accepted. Students may also volunteer to get free registration and subscription to Science magazine.
- Abstracts due TBD.
How do you share the results?
The Student Toolbox has a variety of resources to help you put together your poster or oral presentation. Check our Events for workshops, too.
Where can you share your results?
- At Mason (see below) students can participate in scholarly presentations in school or university-wide events.
- At local, regional, and international conferences. Students who are presenting their projects off-campus are eligible for support from the Undergraduate Student Travel Fund.
- In research or creative journals, including Mason's own GMReview.
- At competitions or exhibitions:
- In Research and Scholarship Intensive Courses. RS Courses at Mason include a presentation component. Students may:
- Give poster or oral presentations to peers, including inviting introductory classes, other sections of the same course, and/or departmental faculty.
- Share work with the public, which can include schools or community audiences
- Write reports or publicly issue white papers
- Hold performances open to the public
- Share their work in other venues as appropriate.
"After my presentation, I met several students and professors who challenged my understanding of my research topic and asked interesting questions that I would not have asked myself."
Are you presenting at an off-campus conference?
OSCAR can help! Don't forget to apply for travel funding through the Undergraduate Student Travel Fund.
Share with us.
Please send notices of any additional Celebrations you encounter to OSCAR@gmu.edu. We'll gladly add them to this page!