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.

2017 Conference

  • Conference held at Penn State Behrend on Saturday, April 22, 2017
    • 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

Sigma Xi 2017 Presentation Winners

Oral Schedule & Abstract Book

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 4, 2017 Online Abstract Submission Opens
January 9, 2017 Call for Session Chairs and Judges
February 15, 2017 Deadline for Session Chairs and Judges Sign-Up
February 26, 2017 EXTENDED Deadline for Abstract Submission
March 22, 2017 Notification of Abstract Acceptance
April 22, 2017 Conference

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