One huge benefit of working on a research project is being able to share your discoveries!  We encourage you to apply to both local and out of state conferences to present your project.  To prepare for your presentation, visit our Presentation, Proposal, & Research Paper Guidelines web page.  Funding may be available, please email the Office Manager at


Office of Undergrad Research Fall 2014 Lunchtime Seminars

Research Presentations:
UM undergrads are invited to present their research projects or attend the presentations:
Tuesday, 09/23/14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, 10/28/14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/11/14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Cox Science Bldg, HHMI Lab Room 104.  Pizza will be served.
To present or attend, email Maria Robertson at

Lab Etiquette:
For new students conducting research.  Held the first Tuesday of each month during the fall and spring semesters.
Tuesday, 9/30/14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 11/4/14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/2/14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 2/3/15 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 3/3/15 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 4/7/15 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
no seminar in May
For summer research students:
Tuesday, 6/2/15 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 7/7/15 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cox Science Bldg, HHMI Lab Room 104. 
To RSVP, email Maria Robertson at

Peer-Reviewed Literature: Tips for finding and reading scientific papers
Tuesday, 10/14/14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Cox Science Bldg, HHMI Lab Room 104.  Pizza will be served.
To RSVP, email Dr. Betsy Stoner at

Biology Peer-Reviewed Literature Reading Group
Date: Tuesday, 10/21/14 11:00 a.m., Ungar 103
To join, email Dr. Betsy Stoner at


University of Miami Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum (RCIF) 
All UM students are encouraged to present their project at our annual RCIF
Location: SAC Center Ballroom
Date: Tuesday March 31, 2015
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Award Ceremony: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in SAC East Ballroom

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jacksonville, FL
Date: February 13-15, 2014

FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference
Location: FIU, Modesto A. Madique Campus,  11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199
Date: October 16-18, 2014

The Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) 2015
Location: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Florida
Date: February 27-28, 2014

LSSF STEM Undergraduate Research Symposium
Location: Indian River State College, Vero Beach, FL
Date: April 4, 2015
UM undergrads interested in presenting at conference, please email Maria Robertson at:


AACR American Association for Cancer Research Scientific Conferences

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: November 12-15, 2014

ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference
Location: North Carolina State University
Date:  April 10-12, 2015

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Location:  Boston, MA
Date: March 28-April 1, 2015

Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date: June 26-30, 2015

Experimental Biology (EB)
Location: Boston, MA
Date: March 28-April 1, 2015

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM
Location: Washington, D.C.
Date: February 19-21, 2015

Ecological Society of America (ESA)
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: August 9-14, 2015

The Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Date: July 24-26, 2015

NDConnect 2014 - Undergraduate Nano Research Competition
Location: University of Notre Dame
Date: Fall 2014 (date tbd)
Who is eligible?
Students graduating in 2015-2017 who are actively engaged in undergraduate research at their respective universities.
How do I apply?
E-mail your resumé and a one-page proposal outlining your research project to by June 8. Be sure to include your name, university, e-mail address, research adviser’s name, engineering or science discipline, and planned month/year of graduation. Then, by August 15, email a Power Point file recapping your research findings, along with a recommendation letter from your adviser. Up to 12 finalists will be selected and invited to present their findings at a one-day event at Notre Dame in the fall (date TBD).

Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation National Symposium and Research Conference
Location: Hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology at the Georgia Tech Hotel
Date: October 9-11, 2014

SACNAS Conference
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: October 15-19, 2014

Looking ahead to 2015 SACNAS:
Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Maryland (8 miles south of Washington, D.C.)
Date: October 29 - 31, 2015

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)
Location:  West Palm Beach, FL
Date: January 3-7, 2015