If you are an undergraduate student researching in the arts & humanities, business, engineering, music, health sciences, social sciences, or physical sciences, you may be interested in the Western Student Research Conference.
The Western Student Research Conference has opened a call for abstracts for undergraduate research presentations. The annual conference showcases undergraduate research from a variety of disciplines and provides students with an opportunity to practice their presentation and communication skills.
Many of my undergraduate students have taken part in conferences in the past, and despite some nerves and maybe even fears about presenting in a public space, have all enjoyed the opportunity. It’s a great way to build your CV, looks great on an award or scholarship application, and gives you an opportunity to learn about and be inspired by other research. And it doesn’t hurt to grow your network – even if you don’t plan on staying in academia.
With that in mind, I’ve already passed the information on to the undergraduate students in my lab, and am encouraging them to submit an abstract. If you’re an undergraduate student working in a research lab, with a faculty member, postdoctoral fellow, or a graduate student, I encourage you to consider submitting as well.
The conference takes place on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at Western University. You can submit your abstracts here. Abstracts are due by January 18th, 2019 (at 11:59pm).
You can also find more information about the event here.