Call for Abstracts

Student presenting at UB's Undergraduate Research Conference.

The University at Buffalo’s Undergraduate Research Conference is an exciting platform for students to present faculty-supervised research to an audience drawn from all over the nation. 

This year, we are excited to invite student poster and oral presentations around the following themes:

  • Building Equity and Stewarding Change
  • Health, Wellness and Empowered Communities
  • Innovating Through the Humanities 
  • Performance and Social Science Research
  • STEM, Technologies and Design Innovation

By framing your projects within these interdisciplinary lenses, you will have the opportunity to join engaging conversations.

Abstract Submission Instruction and Guidelines

Instructions on how to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be sent directly to program directors and student attendees upon completion of conference registration.

Abstracts should be 150-200 words. This word limit does not include the presentation title, student name, faculty mentor name, and one to two references if needed. Note that abstracts will be displayed on the Whova platform.

When preparing your poster and oral presentations submissions, please consider which theme aligns most closely with the focus of your work. You will be prompted to indicate the associated topic when you register to present.

Important Deadlines

Event Date
Presenter Registration July 15
Presenter Abstracts July 15
Poster Information July 15

Schedule of Presentations

Poster Presentations

Posters will be uploaded to the Whova Platform prior to July 21. Presenters will be scheduled to provide brief summaries of their research and answer questions during 30 minute live Whova sessions. Students will receive specific instructions by email prior to the conference.

Oral Presentations

Student oral presentations will be live on the Whova platform during designated times throughout the conference (see the conference agenda for more information). Oral presentations will be assigned 15-minute timeslots with 12 minutes for presentation and three minutes for Q&A. Three presenters will be grouped together per session by theme, with a staff moderator present to facilitate their session.

If a student has a commitment that would not permit them to present during a certain time, program staff should email ugconf-research@buffalo.edu. Late requests may not be guaranteed.