SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

students presenting research posters.

The College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) will host this year's conference on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

About the Conference

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary event held annually in the spring for a full day of activities devoted to presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), a luncheon, keynote speakers, a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair and professional development workshops for students.

Important Information

The Experiential Learning Network will cover the cost of registration fees, poster printing and transportation for students who will present at the conference. In order to receive funding support, students must complete the Project Reflection Digital Badge by Wednesday, March 18. 

To receive financial and transportation support, you must wait to officially apply through the SURC application until you receive specific guidance from ELN. Please express your interest in attending using the form below and a member of the ELN staff will contact you with more information. 

Poster Printing Instructions

After submitting the interest form below and completing the Project Reflection Digital Badge, you can print your poster at no cost with the following instructions. 

Using the templates below, create your poster in consultation with your project mentor. You can also review special resources to create your posterAll posters must be 36"x41" (portrait or landscape), even if you have printed a different sized poster for another conference.

Students who are accepted to present can print their poster at the UPS Store in the UB Commons free of charge. You must print your poster before April 16, 2020, to guarantee it will be ready on time. 

To submit your poster for printing at the UPS Store in the UB Commons:

  • Bring the file on a portable flash drive in person OR
  • Email the file to with "ELN Poster" in the subject line. You must use your UB email address.
  • You must present your UB Card at the UPS Store upon pickup. 

Express Your Interest

Submit this form by March 10 to indicate your interest in presenting your project at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference on April 4, 2020, at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, New York. You will then receive information on how to apply so that your registration is funded by the Experiential Learning Network.