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MOM: 2017 Meeting of the Minds Conferences at Duke Univerisity


Deadline (including faculty endorsement): February 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm


Each year, usually in late March or early April, 5-10 outstanding undergraduate researchers (accompanied by a faculty/staff member)  from each ACC university gather at a host university to present their research, either verbally or as a poster.   At most universities students the student delegates are chosen through a refereeing process.  To be invited to the conference is a real honor.  


  • The research is original, student directed, under the advisement of a faculty member.
  • Abstracts of each research project are gathered in a conference brochure.
  • Verbal presentations are grouped by broad subject matter categories.  They involve 15 minutes of presentation followed  by 5 minutes of discussion.
  • Students presenting their research by poster typically “staff” their presentation and explain their research to other participants, both students and faculty.
  • Plenary sessions involve both reflections on the importance of undergraduate research, highlights of research methodologies by distinguished faculty from the host university, and reflections on paths to graduate school and research careers.
  • The conference begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.
  • All expenses are paid by the ACCAC (the total budget is $75,000).
  • Planning and hosting responsibilities are rotated among the universities.
  • Each university chooses its delegates.




National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

April 6-8, 2017

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Come Apply to the 2017 NCUR Conference in Memphis Tennessee

Abstract Submission Deadline December 2, 2016

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education. Traditionally, Virginia Tech has sponsored 2-4 students annually to attend NCUR which is held at campuses around the country. In 2016, a record 14 Virginia tech presentations, in both oral and poster format, were selected for NCUR held at UNC Asheville. We hope to have even more students apply and be accepted to this prestigious conference.

Instructions on abstract submissions can be found here: ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

*When you create your account please list me ( or the Office of Undergraduate Research so that we receive communication from the conference with regard to your application. *

  **Note: For Group Applications, only one team member will have all conference and travel expenses paid for.**



2016 MARCUS Conference will be held at Sweet Briar College 
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Registration Closed to Present

The Sweet Briar College Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) is devoted exclusively to the scholarship and research activities of undergraduate students. Students from Virginia and surrounding states are invited to present scholarly research from within all academic disciplines. Students may choose to participate in an oral session or a poster session.

Click to view the 2014 Conference Proceedings and the 2015 Conference Proceedings.




The 2016 SACNAS is three days of cutting-edge science, training, mentoring, and cultural activities for students and scientists at all levels. Our workshops, scientific research presentations, motivational keynotes, and engaging networking events offer both inspiration and education. The powerful combination of science, culture, and community creates an unforgettable professional experience. The 2016 SACNAS is organized by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). For over 40 years SACNAS has been the leading multicultural and multidisciplinary STEM diversity organization in the country.


ABRCMS is one of the largest, professional conferences for underrepresented minority students, military veterans, and persons with disabilities to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). ABRCMS attracts approximately 4,050 individuals, including 2,100 undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students, 450 graduate students and postdoctoral scientists and 1,500 faculty, program directors and administrators. Students come from over 350 U.S. colleges and universities. All are pursuing advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and many have conducted independent research. The conference is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students to pursue advanced training in STEM and provide faculty mentors and advisors with resources for facilitating students’ success. More than 650 representatives from graduate programs at US colleges and universities as well as scientists from government agencies, foundations, and professional scientific societies join ABRCMS in the exhibitors program to share information about graduate school and summer internship opportunities. These representatives present research opportunities, funding sources, and professional networks. 

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The National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), hosted by the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA), began in 2012 as a platform for undergraduates from across the nation to share their interest in research and to facilitate the creation of a cohesive undergraduate research community.

Students can submit applications to present their work as plenary speakers or in a poster presentation. Harvard students host the NCRC student presenters in Harvard residence halls over the course of the weekend. Each year, the conference includes a number of keynote speakers, poster and plenary sessions, a career fair, and social events.