Events and conferences

NAU Events

Community of Undergraduate Research Scholars (COURS) seminar series

Register to attend one or more of NAU's Office for Undergraduate Research COURS seminars this fall.  See flyer for details.

Friday, April 24, 2015: Undergraduate Symposium

Undergraduate Symposium

Events are free and open to the public, unless noted. Join us for Northern Arizona University's 7th annual Undergraduate Symposium - a campus wide celebration of student achievement - in the Walkup Skydome. The event will go from 9:00-4:00 pm.  More than 1,000 students from across six colleges will come together to share their creative discoveries and present in-depth research and scholarly work. The Symposium will also spotlight student participation in service learning and collaborative projects, an invaluable learning experience that connects communities and applies passion to a purpose.

For more about the Symposium, see related story: Symposium Highlights Students' Education through Presentation

October 3rd, 2015: Family Welcome Reception and Academic Showcase 

Native American Cultural Center (#14), NAU North Campus

This fall we are combining our “Showcase” with the Family Welcome Reception.  This event provides a venue for our undergraduate students to display the results of their scholarly work including (but not limited to!) traditional research posters, paintings, music, videos, and three dimensional art.  Utilizing the materials from the most recent 2014 Undergraduate Symposium is perfectly acceptable and reasonable way to contribute to this event. 

Deadline for submission: TBA

Tuesday, December 2, 2015: SBS Fall Research Poster Symposium

Ashurst Hall (#11), NAU North Campus

Two sessions: 4:00-4:55 (presenters arrive at 3:45) and 5:00-5:55 (presenters arrive by 4:45)

Join us for the 2nd annual poster symposium – a college wide event showcasing undergraduate and graduate students’ research, service-learning projects, literature reviews, class products, and more.  For more information, see this PPT slideshow.

Event and submission information can be found here: registration and submission details

Submission Deadline: midnight on Friday, November 21st

National Undergraduate Conferences

February 19-21, 2015

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference 2015

The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Education and Human Resources Programs (EHR) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development (HRD), within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The conference is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. The conference will be held in Washington, DC.

Abstract submission deadline: October 3, 2014.

April 16 - 18, 2015

National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington showcases student work in all disciplines.

Abstract deadline: December 2, 2014, 11:59PM EST.

April 23, 2015  

Posters on the Hill


Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) hosts its 19th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill.

Abstract deadline: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 11:59PM EST.


Other Undergraduate Conferences

The Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR) also keeps an up-to-date Presentation Opportunities website listing additional conferences that welcome undergraduate presenters.  Check it out.

Minority Student Conferences

October 29-31, 2015

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)

Creativity, Vision, and Drive: Towards Full Integration in STEM

Abstract submissions deadline: TBA

Alexandria, Maryland 

November 11-14, 2015

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

Abstract Submissions & Travel Award Applications: TBA

Seattle, Washington

Professional Meetings

January 4-8, 2015

14th Annual American Meteorological Student Conference

 Shaping your Future in Weather, Water, and Climate

Abstract submission deadline: October 1, 2014

Phoenix, AZ 

January 8-11, 2015

Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting

The 89th Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting

Portland, OR

February 12-16, 2015

American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

Innovations, Information, and Imaging

San Jose, CA

March 28 - April 1, 2015

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting

Abstract deadline: November 6, 2014

Boston, MA

April 10-11, 2015

National Association for Multicultural Education 

Proposal deadline: December 15, 2015 

La Plume, PA

May 21-24, 2015 

Association for Psychological Science 

Poster submissions deadline: January 31, 2015 

New York City, New York 

June 11-13, 2015 

Association for Research in Personality 

Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2015

St. Louis, Missouri 

July 3-6, 2015

International Society of Political Psychology 

Deadline: January 15, 2015

San Diego, CA 

July 23-25, 2015 

Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting 

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2015 

Pasadena, California 

July 28-31, 2015

International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology

Deadline for abstract submission: February 1, 2015

San Cristobol de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 

August 6-9, 2015

American Psychological Association Convention

Proposal form opens:  Sept. 2, 2014

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

August 22-25, 2015

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Sexualities in the Social World

Call for Papers: October 2014

Chicago, IL

October 17-21, 2015

Society of Neuroscience 

Deadline: January 7, 2015

Chicago, IL 

October 27-30, 2015

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Conference

Melbourne, Australia

November 3-7, 2015

Society of American Foresters National Convention

Deadline for presentation submission: March 31, 2015

Deadline for poster submission: September 30, 2015

Baton Rouge, Lousiana

November 1-4, 2015

Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Deadline for abstract proposal: February 2, 2015

Baltimore, Maryland 

November 12-15, 2015 

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality 

Call for presentations: TBA 

Albuquerque, NM 

November 18-22, 2015

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting

Deadline for submissions: TBA 

Denver, Colorado

December 12-16, 2015

American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2015 

San Diego, California