Presenting Your Research

Undergraduate researchers are strongly encouraged to present their work at either an on-campus conference, a professional conference or by publishing their results in a peer-reviewed paper.  Ask your research group for recommendations for appropriate conferences/journals to showcase your research.  Keep in mind that your research group must approve any work that you plan to present.

On-Campus Opportunities

Journal of Undergraduate Science & Technology

The Journal of Undergraduate Science and Technology (JUST) is an interdisciplinary journal for the publication and dissemination of undergraduate research conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  The bi-annual research journal is written and administered by undergraduates with the help of faculty, staff, and graduate advisers.

Undergraduate Symposium

Every Spring, all UW-Madison undergraduate researchers are invited to showcase their creativity, achievements and talents across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, film shorts, artist talks, and performances.  The conference is held at Union South and often showcases work from more than 600 undergraduate students.

Chemistry Undergraduate Poster Symposium

The Department of Chemistry invites all undergraduate researchers in the chemical sciences to showcase their work at the annual Chemistry Poster Symposium.  The symposium is typically held at the end of April–the call for abstracts is send out via email mid-March.

National Conferences

National American Chemical Meeting (ACS)
  • August 13th-17th
  • San Francisco, California
  • Abstracts Due: April 4th
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NoBCChE)
  • September 11th-15th
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Abstracts Due: March 13th
Midwest/Great Lakes Regional Meeting
  • October 18th-21st
  • St. Charles, Missouri
  • Abstracts Due: July
Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
  • October 26th-28th
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Abstracts Due: March 31st
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM)
  • November 9th-12th
  • Anaheim, California
  • Abstracts Due: September
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists (ABRCMS)
  • November 15th-18th
  • Pheonix, Arizona
  • Abstracts Due: September

Funding Opportunities

Chemistry Undergraduate Travel Grant

The Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Research Travel scholarship awards amounts of $200 – $400 twice a year to chemistry majors who would like to attend an off-campus professional research conference.

Application Due: April 10th

Application: Undergraduate Research Conference Travel Award Spring 2023