Presenting your research results is the important final step in any research project. Over the years dozens of students have presented their research findings at conferences and professional meetings nationwide. By sharing your findings with a wider, general audience beyond your own discipline, you are effectively closing the circle on your accomplishments.
When your project is complete you have the opportunity to present and publish your findings right here on campus via the annual Undergraduate Research Conference and Inquiry, UNH's annual online research journal. Inquiry provides the venue for undergraduate students to submit articles and commentaries for publication; or to become a member of the editorial board that guides Inquiry's authors through the publishing process. To read the current issue of Inquiry and learn more about getting involved, visit www.unh.edu/inquiryjournal.
In addition, you may have the opportunity to present your research at a conference or professional meeting off campus. Ask your faculty mentor about professional conferences that may be open to undergraduate researchers within your discipline. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is open to undergraduates nationwide.
In the event you are invited to present at one of these venues, you may apply for a Research Presentation Grant, which gives financial support for travel expenses and conference registration fees (but not meals and lodging). As soon as you receive notice of acceptance to participate at a conference, pick up a presentation grant application at the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, 209 Hood House.
If you’ve done research in the physical sciences, mathematics, computing science, or engineering, and you’ll be presenting a paper or poster at a national conference, you may also apply for a travel award through NH EPSCoR.
All UROP and IROP grant recipients are encouraged to take advantage of one or more of these opportunities to put the finishing touch on their project. SURF and IROP recipients must present their research during the academic year following their summer of research in order to have their research noted on transcripts.
For tips on preparing oral presentations, visit http://unh.edu/urc/oral-presentation-help.
The UNH Writing Program also offers help with preparing for an oral presentation www.unh.edu/writing/cwc/presentations.