Category Archives: UR-Friendly Conferences

2016 Posters on the Hill, Washington, DC

Type: Poster session

Location: Washington, DC

Submission Deadline: November 4, 2015

Applicants: Undergraduate students

Subjects: CUR Divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences)

Description: “As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories.  Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.  In the Spring of 2016 the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 20th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. ”

Link: 2016 Posters on the Hill

*Note: Longwood University has an Enhanced Institutional Membership.

2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science Student Poster Competition

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Type: Poster competition

Location: Washington, DC

Submission Deadline: October 22, 2015

Applicants: Undergraduate and graduate students

Subjects: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Physiology, Immunology, Brain and Behavior, Education, Medicine, Public Health, Environment and Ecology, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Science in Society, Technology, Engineering and Math

Description: “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.”

Link: AAAS Student Poster Abstracts

2016 Virginia Academy of Science Meeting

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Type: Conference and Award

Dates: May 17-20, 2016

Location: University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

Submission Deadline: TBA; Simultaneous submission to award and conference

Applicants: Undergraduates

Subjects: All science disciplines

Description:  “The purpose of this organization shall be to establish and maintain in Virginia for scientific and educational purposes an association of persons and organizations interested in science and scientific research in all of its branches; to solicit financial and other support; to cooperate with educational institutions, industries, and state agencies in fostering an interest in scientific matters, in promoting scientific investigations and in spreading knowledge of the sciences; to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of papers on scientific subjects and facilities for their publication; to provide opportunities for the cooperation and fellowship among its members; and generally, in doing these things, to benefit not only its own members, but to promote the civic, agricultural, academic, industrial, and commercial welfare of the people of Virginia.”

Links: Virginia Academy of Science Meetings; Best Student Paper Award