Why Present Research
Presenting your research helps you complete the research cycle by learning how to communicate your work to audiences of varying levels. These opportunities also help you build professional communication skills and can enhance your resume.
Present Research on Campus
There are multiple opportunities to present your work on campus. These opportunities offer a way to cultivate your presentation skills to a community of your peers here at Drexel.
Nerd Night @ Drexel U is a quarterly event where students can give short talks on their research or another interesting topic with which they are involved. These informal talks are between 10 and 20 minutes and should be aimed toward a general audience without any background knowledge on the subject. The event includes trivia, lots of food, and raffle prizes!
The Week of Undergraduate Excellence seeks to highlight and celebrate undergraduate excellence and accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative work from across the University. All undergraduate students are invited and encouraged to present academic and creative work throughout the week-long celebration.
The Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges, hosted by the Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad since 2008, offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to share their research around a major global challenge theme such as, water, urban spaces, gender, and energy and the environment. The day-long program includes student panels, keynote speakers, and opportunities for networking. To learn more, visit the Global Engagement and Education Abroad website.
Presenting at undergraduate research conferences provides you the opportunity to level up your presentation and communication skills. Applying for these opportunities gives you the chance to practice writing abstracts, and being accepted allows you to travel to another institution to present your work to peers within and outside of your discipline from across the region or even across the nation. The Office of Undergraduate Research provides support for students presenting at multiple undergraduate research conferences. To learn more, read about some of the conferences our students attend.
The Office of Undergraduate Research supports student researchers who have been accepted to present their work at local, national, and international conferences. Students who have been accepted to present work at such events can submit applications for partial travel funding. We offer up to $250 in reimbursements for students traveling to conferences that are less than 2,500 miles away and up to $500 in reimbursements for students traveling to conferences that are more than 2,500 miles away (or in international locations).There is a limit of $1,000 in total conference travel grants per student per year.
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How to Submit Receipts for Reimbursement [PDF]