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Prepare to Present Your Research

Getting ready to present your research? We can help.

  • First, compose your research abstract. You will likely need this to apply for a presentation.

  • Second, prepare your poster or oral presentation. See: How to Create a Poster Video

  • Third, practice, practice, practice! Ask your faculty mentor and peers for feedback.

Find a Presentation Opportunity

Illinois State University Research Symposium

The Illinois State University Research Symposium is held each spring and offers an exciting opportunity for enrolled Illinois State graduate and undergraduate students to present their research to a large audience in a professional setting. Poster sessions will be in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center with oral presentations at various locations around campus.

See examples of Posters, Abstracts, and Powerpoint presentation from past symposiums:

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition that challenges master's and Ph.D. students to describe their research topic and its significance in just 3 minutes to a general audience. Winning presentations receive cash awards and proceed to the next level of competition.

Midwest Conference of Undergraduate Research

The Midwest Conference of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship is co-sponsored by the Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research and Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is an annual conference for students dedicated to promoting research in all fields of study. This national conference is hosted by a different university each year, where thousands of students present their projects.

Council on Undergraduate Research Conference Listings

The Council on Undergraduate Research provides a variety of presentation opportunities for undergraduate students. Please note that some of the conferences and events may be restricted to students from a specific institution.

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