How to present research at a conference uci hccp

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Where can I present my research?

Many professional associations have divisions that may reflect your department’s areas of expertise. Graduate students also find it useful to present their research at topic-specific conferences. Check with faculty to see which organizations hold conferences where it would be appropriate for your research to be presented. When and how?

How do I prepare for a research conference?

Be ready with a brief “elevator talk” about your research. Conferences are very busy times, and people will not have time to hear a full explication of all your research projects. Identify the individuals you would like to meet and ask your mentor/adviser to introduce you.

What are the benefits of attending academic conferences?

Academic conferences allow you to: Start developing your research agenda. Get useful feedback on your research as you convert conference papers into journal articles. Gain visibility with future colleagues, employers, and future collaborators.

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When is the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium?

Each year in May , UROP hosts the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, an event that offers hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to present the results of their research or creative activities in a professional setting.


What is the Chancellor’s Symposium?

The event focuses on student engagement and discovery through both oral and poster presentations that highlight the wide array of research happening across all majors. It is also a time when we acknowledge the outstanding contributions of faculty and students at the Chancellor’s Awards. Each year, the event features inspiring keynote presenters and provides many opportunities for thought-provoking conversations on trending topics. Stay tuned for more information about next year’s Symposium.


What is a research symposium?

“The research symposium is a great platform for us students to present our research findings and educate others while doing so. I enjoyed attending the Symposium to learn about others’ research projects, and I also enjoyed sharing my project.”


Why is engaging in research important?

We believe that engaging in the research process is one of the best ways for students to discover their interests and proceed with confidence into their future.


When is the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium?

The UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, held in May of each year, is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students from all disciplines to present their research and celebrate their achievements.


Does Urop offer research?

UROP does not offer research projects to “sign-up” for. Our role is to advise you on how you can work on UCI faculty-mentored research projects. UROP Advisors will coach you on how to discover your research interests, seek out the guidance of a faculty mentor, and apply for funding to help you reach your goals.

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Which Conferences?


When and How?

  • Deadlines for conferences are usually noted on academic organizations’ websites. When considering how to submit your research, be sure to check submission requirements. Some conferences require full papers, while others will consider only abstracts. Be sure to adhere to these details and all deadlines, and be sure to submit your work to a relevant division! (What con…

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at The Conference…

  • Some departments provide funds that allow you to travel to conferences to present your research. In addition to talking about your research in a variety of ways, take advantage of being at the conference to learn about the field, meet other people, and participate.

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Presenting Your Research

  • You will be judged first and foremost on your research, which means that you should strive for a great presentation. In other words: 1. Know what attendees at this particular conference expect, e.g., reading your paper vs. summarizing your paper? PowerPoint slides? 2. Know your research and what it contributes to the larger body of research. 3. Nev…

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How to Navigate The Conference

  • Readthe conference program; attend the sessions that interest you, but don’t plan every hour. Be readywith a brief “elevator talk” about your research. Conferences are very busy times, and people will not have time to hear a full explication of all your research projects. Identifythe individuals you would like to meet and ask your mentor/adviser to introduce you. Introduceyourself to people. M…

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