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Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds (ACCMOM)

Spring 2021

Every year, we take students to this undergraduate research conference all expenses paid.

November 10-13, 2021 Virtual

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. 

2020 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium
October of each year
Rice University - Houston, Texas

Rice University will host the 10th annual Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium (GCURS) on Saturday, October 31, 2020, on the Rice campus in Houston, Texas. They welcome undergraduates conducting research in engineering and natural science fields to apply.

For full list of participating divisions, details on how to register, and more, visit GCURS online. View the flyer.  Accommodations are provided to accepted participants traveling to Houston from outside the area, and limited travel awards are available.

Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA)
National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC)

January 2022

Applications open on 10/1/2021, and close on 12/1/2021 (11:59PM EST).

NCRC is a large-scale, multidisciplinary forum held annually at Harvard University, where the most accomplished undergraduate students from across the United States and internationally convene each year to share their research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  The core vision behind our conference is to provide student researchers with the opportunity to hear from the world’s leading authorities in academia, policy, and industry, as well as to foster important exchanges and dialogue between students. Last year, after being selected through a competitive application process, over 200 participants from nearly 75 universities across America and abroad attended our conference. Through NCRC, we hope to expand the perspective of undergraduate researchers through offering exposure to diverse fields and to facilitate the discourse on collaboration, leadership, and social impact in research that we believe will be invaluable in future pursuits.  

In the last five years, we have been honored to host speakers including Marcia K. McNutt (President of the National Academy of Sciences and former Editor-in-Chief of Science), Jeffrey D. Sachs (American economist and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia), Harold Varmus (former director of NIH and Nobel Prize Laureate), Gina McCarthy (former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency), Stephen Wolfram (founder and CEO of Wolfram Research), Vivek Murthy (Former Surgeon General) as well as many other notable individuals in academia, policy, and industry. We are anticipating expanding the reach of NCRC to even greater heights for our upcoming 2020 conference.

MARCUS Conference
October of each year

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) is being held at Randolf College this year. 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.

Please see MARCUS online for registration and other details.

March 25 - March 27, 2021

The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference (MAURC) is a transdisciplinary STEM research conference being planned and hosted by Virginia Tech students that serves as an opportunity for undergraduates and professionals to share their passion for research. "We believe in encouraging the collaboration of knowledge in order to facilitate advancement within areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics." 

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

April 4-8, 2022 (virtual)
Application deadline: November 29, 2021 at 11:59pm

Every year, we take students to this undergraduate research conference all expenses paid.

January 29, 2022 at Hampden-Sydney College

Call for Submissions: The Network for Undergraduate Research in Virginia (NURVa) is a consortium of Virginia colleges and universities dedicated to supporting undergraduate research and creative activity throughout the state. The NURVa conference is an opportunity for undergraduates in all disciplines to present their research and creative work at a statewide conference.

NURVa invites submissions from undergraduates in all disciplines in the categories of oral presentation, poster, or performance. Submit abstracts (750 words maximum) with one letter of support from a faculty mentor at

Submission deadline is TBA. For any questions, email Dr. David A. Salomon. We also invite Virginia graduate schools and programs to purchase a table at the conference at a cost of $100 with a maximum of two representatives at each table. Please email Keri Swaby.

October of each year

The 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. 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.

November of each year  

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