Presenting Your Research

Below you will find information on two of OSU's annual research symposiums as well as more opportunities to present research within the colleges and outside of OSU. 

There you will find important submission requirements, deadlines, contact information, and additional conference resources. Be sure to communicate with your faculty mentor to make sure this conference is appropriate for your project and that you will be able to meet all submission requirements by the deadline. 

If you are interested in presenting your research, talking to your research mentor or advisor about conferences within your field is a good place to start. You can also reach out to the Office of Undergraduate Research for suggestions.

The Spring Poster Symposium (SPS) is held in May for OSU students. 

 Click Here to Learn More about SPS

The Fall Virtual Symposium (FVS) is held in September for OSU students.

Click Here to Learn More about FVS

Here's a list of conferences all over the world that undergraduates are encouraged to present at!

Click here to explore opportunities outside of OSU

Additional symposia available to students at OSU

Annual Student Art Exhibition

Graduate students, undergraduates, and recent graduates of Oregon colleges and universities are invited to submit an application to present their artwork at the State of the Coast Conference.


Agricultural Career Fair & Student Showcase

Are you inspired to grow things, raise animals, do life science, build sustainable food systems or apply business to agriculture? See what career, internship, and research ideas this event can spark for you.


Carson College of Veterinary Medicine Research Day

Presentations from summer research projects from undergraduates, graduate students, and veterinary students


Cascades Research and Scholarship Symposium

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to check out OSU-Cascades projects from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.



A celebration of research by undergrad and graduate students in the Geology Program at Oregon State University


Coastal Ecology and Resource Management (FW 425/526)

The ecology and management of coastal marine and freshwater ecosystems as well as natural resources, emphasizing experimental (participatory) learning in a field station setting.


College of Engineering Expo

Friday, June 9 at 11:00am to 5:30pm Kelley Engineering Center 

See more than 200 interactive student project displays that use science and technology to take on some of the world’s biggest problems. 


Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Symposium

Friday, January 20th, 2023

The Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology invites you to our event celebrating outstanding EMT alumni.


Honors College Thesis Fair

Each term, the Honors College hosts virtual Undergraduate Research Showcase events over Zoom for an audience of alumni, family, donors, and other external supporters and friends


Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience

During this 10-week internship, college students are matched with an Oregon business to create sustainability solutions for industry practices.


Oregon NASA Space Grant Student Symposium

The symposium will highight OSGC-funded NASA Interns, OrION interns and students who participated in our UTEAP, and Faculty Research Award programs. Students will present their research projects and share their experiences. 


Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology (RAFWE)

The Research Advances in Fisheries Wildlife and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by students who conduct research in the fields of fisheries, wildlife, and ecology.


Presentation Tools

How to Put Together Your Poster

Research posters are designed to summarize information or research while being concise and attractive to the public. Posters are used in research symposiums like Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence and Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Click below to see tips, suggestions, and a poster example.

Click Here to Learn More About Putting Together Your Poster

How to Get Your Poster Printed

Printing services at SMS are reserved for Academic Projects only. 
Student Multimedia Services will gladly support Oregon State University class assignments, conferences, or research projects. 

Click Here For More Information on Printing Your Poster

Creating Your Pre-Recorded Talk

A pre-recorded talk is a virtual presentation lasting either 3 minutes or 10 minutes, given at a conference or similar virtual forum, such as Canvas. In our case, these are presented as a video presentation. Click above to find tips, suggestions, and to see examples of pre-recorded talks.

Recording your Voiceover in Kaltura and Uploading it to Canvas

Click the link above to learn tips on creating your presentation through PowerPoint as well as uploading and recording your pre-recorded presentation on Kaltura. 

Pre-Recorded Talk FAQs

An abstract is a brief summary of your research or creative project, usually about a paragraph long (250-350 words), and is written when you are ready to present your research or included in a thesis or research publication.

Below you will find more information on the main components of an abstract and tips on putting one together.

Click Here to Learn More about Writing your Abstract

When you present create a pre-recorded talk, it is recommended that you create a transcript to be included below your video presentation so your viewers can easily follow along as you speak. 

Click here to Learn More About Putting Together Your Transcript


Attending an in-person national conference is an invaluable experience for professional and academic development. Careful planning is essential to maximize your conference experience and get the most out of it. The following sections offer strategic advice to help you successfully prepare for, participate in, and follow up after the conference.

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