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Conferences & Publishing

Many UW students present their research at local, national, and global conferences. Click on the opportunities below to learn about the variety of conferences UW students have participated in!

UW Undergraduate Research Symposium


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Conferences Beyond UW


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Conference Travel Award

We encourage all students who have a paper, poster, or scholarly creative work that has been accepted for presentation at a professional conference to apply for an award.

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Conference Reflections

Going to the conference helped me present my work so that other people could understand it. I also had practice public speaking and got the opportunity to network. I also got a lot of positive feedback from my audience, who were impressed with the work I had done!

Delaney WildenBioengineering

Prior to the conference I was set on the idea that I would not be getting my PhD. After talking to the many people I met and seeing people in those positions that looked like me I decided that I will be getting my PhD. I thought that I wasn’t good enough but going to this conference helped me open my eyes to the fact that I am!

Priscilla BoatemaaBiochemistry

Preparing for Your Conference

Poster Repositories

Look through our repository of past posters created by students to get inspiration for yours.

Explore the Poster Repository!

Technology Space

Students can access technology spaces to prepare and practice their presentation.

Reserve a Space!

Advising Appointment

Sign up for one on one advising with a Office of Undergraduate Research staff member to receive personalized feedback on your presentation.

Sign up for Advising!

Inclusive Research Communication

Broaden your audience by communicating your research in a variety of ways.

Examples include:

  • Seminars/workshops
  • Social media
  • Podcasts
  • Videos/pictures
  • Flyers
  • Issue/policy brief
  • News media

Using diverse methods of research communication helps research become more inclusive and accessible to those outside of the research institution/field. This is especially important for those engaged in community-based research and any research that may impact specific populations. Consider consolidating your research into one of the forms above and practice communicating your research to those outside of your field!


Research results contribute to knowledge in a field when they are shared with other practitioners in the discipline.

If you’ve made a significant contribution to an area of research, you may wish to collaborate on a peer-reviewed publication for a professional journal. Also, be sure to talk to your mentor or a faculty member in your department if you have questions about getting published.

If you have had your work published or showcased in any venue, we would love to hear about it. Let us know at

UW Libraries

The UW Libraries offer a variety of resources related to publishing:
Scholarly publishing
Authors’ rights
Choosing where to publish

Contact your subject librarian for more help.

If you would like to share your publications online, the UW Research Works offers a digital repository to share your published work in collaboration with your community.

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