Fall Frontiers in Undergraduate Research

Fall Frontiers in Undergraduate Research provides an opportunity for UConn’s talented undergraduate researchers to share their work with the university community.

We invite you to join us for Fall Frontiers 2021 on October 20, 2021. The in-person event will take place from 5:00-7:00pm in the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room. We are planning for virtual Fall Frontiers presentation sessions as well, based on student interest. 

Fall Frontiers is an undergraduate research poster exhibition at which any undergraduate student may present their research or creative work. The fall and spring Frontiers events are occasions to celebrate the efforts of student researchers and their dedicated mentors.

Fall Frontiers is part of the Month of Discovery, a series of impactful and informative events designed to connect undergraduates to the opportunities they seek in enrichment, research, innovation, and creativity.

Frontiers exhibitions are open to the public and we encourage all members of the university community to attend. Come talk with students about the projects they've pursued and what they've learned through their engagement in research and creative activity. Ask student presenters to tell you about their projects; prepare to be surprised, intrigued, and impressed by their experiences!


Apply to Present at Fall Frontiers

To share your research or creative project as part of the 2021 Fall Frontiers Exhibition, please complete the Fall Frontiers submission form no later than end of day on Monday, October 4, 2021. The submission form will open on Monday, September 20, 2021.

Information for Presenters

  • Instructions for Student Presenters (coming soon)
  • Handouts about Preparing Your Poster (PDF) and Preparing Yourself for a Poster Presentation (PDF)
  • All presentations will be set up on poster boards in the Wilbur Cross Building's North Reading Room. Poster space is a 46 inch (vertical) by 70 inch (horizontal) display. There is additional space (approximately 24 inches high) below the poster stand if extra space is needed. The poster boards will be covered with navy blue paper as a background for your display. We will provide pins and staplers for you to mount your posters. Photos from past events illustrate how different students have made use of the available display space.
  • As a Frontiers participant you will be representing the University of Connecticut. It is expected that you respect that privilege and dress in professional attire for your presentation.
  • You agree to remove your work at the conclusion of the event Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., and not before. The Office of Undergraduate Research cannot keep any posters for students, so if you cannot be there to remove your own work, please have someone remove it for you or it will be thrown out.
  • Poster templates are available from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Office of Communications and UConn Brand Standards. Check with your faculty advisor as individual departments often have specific templates they prefer. You can download official UConn logos here.
  • The Office of Undergraduate Research is not able to fund the cost of poster printing for student presenters.
  • You can get your poster printed at the UConn Design & Document Production Center, located on Discovery Drive near Parking Services. You should plan to speak with them early about poster size and paper options, finishings, and accepted file types.

Information for Guests

  • The university community and general public are welcome at Fall Frontiers! The audience typically includes undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends of student presenters.
  • All attendees must follow the University's campus guidelines with respect to masking and social distancing. Current guidelines require masking for all individuals indoors, as well as 6-foot distancing for unvaccinated individuals. Room capacity will be monitored at this event; you may be asked to wait to enter the event if it is at capacity.
  • The exhibition runs from 5-7pm, with a brief speaking program from 5:30-5:45pm. You may arrive and leave at any time, staying to talk with as many or as few presenters as you wish.
  • The exhibition is held in the North Reading Room of the Wilbur Cross Building (WCB on Storrs campus maps). The North Parking Garage (NPRK) and South Parking Garage (SPRK) are approximately equidistant from the Wilbur Cross Building; both offer guest parking at an hourly rate.
  • If you require an accommodation in order to participate in this event (e.g., interpreting services), please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at 860-486-7939 or our@uconn.edu by October 13, 2021.

Galleries from Past Events

Students presenting at the 2016 Fall Frontiers Exhibition Click on this image to access photo galleries from past Fall Frontiers poster exhibitions.