Undergraduate Research Conference
Each year the Undergraduate Program in Applied Psychology organizes a conference at which a select number of students with senior status present their independent research proposals and projects on a variety of topics as either poster or oral presentations.
Students interested in learning more about the Undergraduate Research Conference are invited to attend an Undergraduate Research Conference Information Session.
To present at the Undergraduate Research Conference, you must (a) be enrolled in the Applied Psychology Undergraduate Program, and (b) and have senior status at the time of the conference.
Most presentations at the Undergraduate Research Conference are in poster format. Students giving poster presentations will prepare a poster that comprehensively summarizes their project. Posters will be displayed for a one-hour period, during which time presenters will have the opportunity to discuss their work with those attending the conference.
A limited number of presentations at the Undergraduate Research Conference will be oral presentations. Students giving oral presentations will have 20 minutes to present their work, followed by 5 minutes to answer questions from members of the audience. Oral presenters are expected to use PowerPoint.
All students interested in presenting their work at the Undergraduate Research Conference (either in poster or oral format) are required to submit a completed application. Please click here for information regarding application deadlines. In addition, in mid-November, applicants who express interest in giving an oral presentation at the conference or do not have a preference for the presentation format will be expected to give a brief (5-8 minute) oral presentation (using PowerPoint) of their work before a committee of faculty, who will use those presentations to assess the students' work and oral presentation skills.
As space in the program is limited, submitting an application does not ensure acceptance. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
All students in the Applied Psychology Undergraduate Program who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply for funds (i.e., conference registration fees; air or rail transportation; hotel) for expenses related to attending professional conferences that are related to the student's work in the department.
Funds will be awarded once a year, during the Spring semester. Funds can be requested in advance, for conferences students plan on attending during the year, or as reimbursement for conferences students attended, during the academic year. Please see application for more details.
Requirements of Presenters
All students whose work has been accepted for presentation at the Undergraduate Research Conference will be required to attend individual and group meetings during the two months prior to the conference. During this time, presenters will work with the program director and graduate students to prepare their presentations for the conference.