Student Research Conference

Student Research Conference

Annual Conference

The Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference provides an opportunity for students to present their research and creative accomplishment results in a public setting. Many students use this regional conference to practice their presentations prior to presenting them in a national or international setting. Students present their results either by poster or by oral presentation. The college also invites students from other regional colleges and universities to participate.

Attention Psychology Applicants and Judges:

The Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research conference and the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC) will be running concurrently on April 14, 2018, on the Penn State Behrend campus and coordinating some events. All psychology presenters should submit application materials through the WPUPC; details will become available shortly and can be found on the WPUPC page. Sigma Xi will continue to organize judges/session chairs who will evaluate presentations submitted to WPUPC.

2018 Conference

  • Conference to be held at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, April 14, 2018
    • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., including luncheon and awards ceremony
  • Sponsored by Penn State Behrend and the Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of Sigma Xi
  • Open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines at all regional colleges and universities and Penn State campuses

Conference Goals

  • To promote faculty-mentored undergraduate research
  • To provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to present their research and creative accomplishment results in a public setting
  • To promote collaboration among the region's colleges and universities

Presentation Options

Oral presentations (15 minutes) or poster displays (notification of acceptance will state requirements)

Conference Deadlines

Deadline Date Item Due or Scheduled Event
January 10, 2018 Online Abstract Submission Opens
January 10, 2018 Call for Session Chairs and Judges
February 16, 2018 Deadline for Session Chairs and Judges Sign-Up
February 19, 2018 Deadline for Abstract Submission
March 19, 2018 Notification of Abstract Acceptance
April 14, 2018 Conference

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