University at Buffalo Undergraduate Research Conference

Thank you for your interest in the University at Buffalo’s Undergraduate Research Conference. Our annual conference is an exciting platform for students interested in graduate school to demonstrate their knowledge and talents to an audience drawn from all over the nation.

This year’s conference took place July 19-21, 2018, at the Conference and Event Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. At this time, we’re busy planning next year’s event. If you have any questions, please call the UB McNair Scholars Office at 716-645-5478.

Registration is currently closed

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Conference Dates

More information will be coming soon! Here are some tentative timeframes to help as you plan for this exciting event.



  • Registration opens.


  • Abstract submission deadline (for presenters).
  • Hotel discount rate ends.


  • Registration fee no longer refundable.
  • Graduate school recruiter registration closes.
  • Conference begins!


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this conference only for McNair Scholars?

No! All undergraduates are welcome to attend this conference. This conference is also open to graduate students, program staff, faculty and graduate school representatives; however, only undergraduate students are invited to present.

Can dietary needs be accommodated?

Absolutely, but it is very important that you notify us on your registration! If something changes after you have already completed your registration, please let us know.

What is the payment policy?

Payments can be made by check, money order, purchase order or credit card (e.g., Master Card, VISA, Discover, American Express). We offer a small discount for early bird registration. Please check back for dates.

Registration fees paid in advance are refundable (less a processing charge of $200) after the conference if written notice of cancellation is received/faxed on or before our specified deadline. No requests for refunds or reductions in registration totals will be accepted after this deadline. Written cancellations must be faxed or emailed to Dr. Susan J. Ott at 716-645-6027 or