Sharing your research through presentations and publications 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.
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. You can also apply to present your work at undergraduate research conferences at other institutions.
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. Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs provides support for students presenting at multiple undergraduate research conferences.
Have you published your research in a peer-reviewed journal or source during your time as an undergraduate researcher? Share with us, so we can share your achievement with the Drexel community!
UREP invites Drexel undergraduate students who have had their research published in an industry publication or peer-reviewed journal to fill out our online form to be included in a quarterly announcement from UREP to the Drexel community about their achievement. Please submit one response per publication.
Faculty cannot submit on behalf of their students but should encourage their students to do so on their own!