Other Symposia

The presentation of research projects or creative activities is an important part of the undergraduate's research experience, and the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium is just one of many opportunities available. The following conferences provide UCI undergraduate students the chance to present their research to local, regional, or national audiences. If you are interested in attending any of these conferences, please contact the UROP Office.


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition
Mission: This is one of the year's premier scientific events. It includes lectures, seminars, and other events filled with discussions on emerging issues in science, technology and engineering.
Location: Austin, TX
Conference Date: February 15-19, 2018
Abstract Deadline: October 25, 2017
Advance Registration Deadline: January 24, 2018
Registration Fee: Varies

The American Chemical Society National Meeting
Mission: This meeting will address how chemistry has improved our standard of living and the envisioned future advances in this field. Areas of concentrated programming include Biorelated Matters, Catalysis, Chemistry and Computers, Chemistry in the 21st Century, Chemistry in the Semiconductor Industry, Environmental/Regulatory Issues, Organic and Inorganic Materials, Pharmaceuticals.
Location: New Orleans, LA
Conference Date: March 18-22, 2018
Advance Registration Deadline: February 5, 2018
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/meetings.html

The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition
Mission: The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the premier Public Health Educational Forum. Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. The world of public health is in continual motion, and there is no better time to stay abreast of the research and learn about emerging issues. The APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA's meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.
Location: San Diego, CA
Conference Date: November 10-14, 2018
Abstract Deadline: February 19-23, 2018
Advance Registration Deadline: TBD
Registration Fee: Varies
Abstract Deadline: See website for details
URL: http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Mission: This meeting is a joint meeting of the ASBMB, the Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSBMCB), the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (DBC/ACS) and the Pan-American Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB). It brings together students, post-doctoral fellows, junior, and senior scientists from around the world to present and discuss their current and future research.
Location: San Diego, CA
Conference Dates: April 21-25, 2018
Advance Registration Deadline:
February 27, 2018
Registration Fee: Varies
Abstract Deadline: February 27, 2018
URL: http://www.asbmb.org

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
Held over several days in December, the ASCB Annual Meeting attracts more than 9,000 people. The meeting includes scientific symposia and over 3,000 presentations of recent advances in cell biology. The meeting also features commercial exhibits of products and services for scientists working in the field of experimental biology. Abstracts are published as a supplement to Molecular Biology of the Cell.
Location: San Diego, CA
Conference Dates: December 8-12, 2016
Registration Deadline: TBD
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://www.ascb.org

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

Mission: The ABRCMS is a national conference designed to encourage undergraduate students to pursue advanced training and careers in the biomedical sciences and provide faculty advisors and directors with resources for facilitating students’ success.
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Conference Dates: November 14-17, 2018
Advance Registration Deadline: TBD
Advance Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://www.abrcms.org/

AISES National Conference
Since 1978, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society has hosted a three-day event, which includes a career fair, dynamic speakers, panel discussions, and workshops for students, faculty and professionals.
Location: Denver, CO
Conference Dates: September 21-23, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: TBD
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://www.aises.org/conference

American Psychological Association (APA) Convention
Mission: The American Psychological Association helps to advance psychology as a science and profession and as a means of promoting health, education, and human welfare by the encouragement of psychology in all its branches. It increases the diffusion of psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Conference Dates: August 9-12, 2018
Early Registration Deadline: June 30, 2018
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://www.apa.org/convention/index.aspx

The 43rd Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference
Mission: The primary purpose of the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference is to provide a forum for undergraduate students to present the results of their original research in the fields of biology and biochemistry to like-minded peers and faculty. The interactions among these students and faculty members, who actively involved in promoting undergraduate research at their institutions, are a natural result of this gathering.
Location: Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA
Conference Date: April 14, 2018
Abstract Deadline: March 16, 2018
Pre-Registration Deadline: April 13, 2018
Early Registration Fee: $50
URL: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/school-of-science/43rd-annual-west-coast-biological-sciences-undergraduate-research-conference

CUR National Conference
Mission: The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national professional organization that encourages the development of undergraduate research programs by generating awareness and national support. Participants are usually faculty and administrators only. However, students should apply for "Posters on the Hill."
Location: Crystal City, VA
Conference Dates: July 1-3, 2018
Abstract Deadline: November 22, 2017
Registration Deadline: Early-Bird Deadline: March 29, 2018
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://www.cur.org/conferences.html

Mercury Conference In Undergraduate Computational Chemistry
Mission: This conference is a great opportunity for undergraduates to learn about the breadth of research in computational chemistry, particularly in interdisciplinary topics, and to discuss their work with other undergraduate computational chemists as well as some leaders in the field. For faculty, this conference will be an opportunity to generate a network of computational chemists who work with undergraduates, fostering collaboration and developing a sense of community in the field.
Location: Furman University, Greenville, SC
Conference Dates: July 20-22, 2017
Registration Deadline: July 8, 2017
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://mercuryconsortium.org/index.php?id=1

National Conference on Undergraduate Research
Mission: The mission of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR®) is to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education. 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 the undergraduate education.
Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
Conference Dates: April 4-7, 2018
Abstract and Proposal Submission Deadline: December 8, 2017
Early Registration Deadline: February 22, 2018
Early Registration Fee : Varies
URL: http://www.ncur.org/

Sigma Xi Student Research Conference
Mission: The Sigma Xi Student Research Conference is held each year in conjunction with the Society’s Annual Meeting. Undergraduate students from North America and abroad are invited to submit abstracts to Sigma Xi for participation in the conference. Students present research posters, attend career development workshops, participate in mentoring and networking activities, panel discussions, and other events during the four-day conference. Monetary prizes are generally awarded to first place recipients.
Location: Burlingame, CA
Conference Date: October 25-28, 2018
Early Registration Deadline: TBD
Early Registration Fee: Varies
URL: https://www.sigmaxi.org/meetings-events/annual-meeting-and-student-research-conference

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science National Conference
Mission: SACNAS is committed to promoting graduate science education for Chicano/Latino, Native American, and other underrepresented minority students. In addition to administering several grants and summer programs, SACNAS holds an annual conference where educators, scientists, graduate and undergraduate students all make presentations. The conference encompasses a wide variety of topics, as students and scientists from all science disciplines attend. There are also seminars on graduate school and medical school, which may be particularly helpful to undergraduate students.
Location: San Antonio, TX
Conference Dates: October 11-13, 2018
Early Registration Deadline: TBD
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://www.sacnas.org

Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
Mission: The purpose of SCCUR is to celebrate undergraduate research and scholarship in the variety of disciplines and types of institutions in the region. The conference fosters appreciation of the valuable role these creative activities play in complementing other aspects of undergraduate education.
Location: Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA
Conference Date: November 18, 2017
Presentation & Abstract Submission Deadline: TBD
Early Registration Deadline: TBD
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://www.sccur.org/

Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mission: You are cordially invited to attend the 2011 Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry, sponsored by the Southern California section of the American Chemical Society. Students from all Sections in the Southern California region are invited to participate. Undergraduate researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Lunch will be provided.
Location: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Conference Date: April 29, 2017
Presentation & Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2017
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://scalacs.org/

The Stanford Research Conference
Mission: Held every spring, SURA’s annual conference serves as a forum where undergraduates from all over the country can present their work, connect with other researchers, and hear from distinguished leaders in the research community. Students who share their findings accordingly will receive valuable feedback from the students, alumni, and faculty members in attendance—feedback that will help them develop their interests further or redirect their efforts altogether. Students currently not participating in research may find a project that inspires them to explore an idea of their own. In this fashion, the conference will facilitate the exchange of information that is necessary for intellectual advancement in today’s highly interconnected society.
Location: Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Conference Date: April 13-15, 2018
Presentation & Abstract Submission Deadline: January 28, 2018
Registration Deadline: TBD
Registration Fee: Varies
URL: http://sura.stanford.edu/

UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference
Mission: Undergraduate students from colleges and universities in California are invited to present research conducted in the field of Psychology such as Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Cross-Cultural, Developmental, Forensic, Health, Measurement, Personality, Social Psychology, or other related Behavioral Sciences in paper or poster sessions.
Location: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Conference Date: May 4, 2018
Abstract and Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Registration Fee: TBD
Application Fee: TBD
URL: http://www.psych.ucla.edu/undergraduate/purc