Fall Frontiers in Undergraduate Research provides an opportunity for UConn’s talented undergraduate researchers to share their work with the university community.
Given the growth of student participation in the Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition that has been held each spring since 1998, in October 2013 the Office of Undergraduate Research began hosting a second exhibition so as to allow interested students to share their work during the fall. The increasing number of students who are conducting research supported by OUR award programs such as UConn IDEA, HRP, SURF, and SHARE marks the need for an additional venue to highlight the work of student researchers and their dedicated faculty mentors.
The 6th Annual Fall Frontiers will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Any undergraduate student may apply to showcase his or her research, scholarship, or creative activity at a Frontiers exhibition.
Information about applying to present at Fall Frontiers
- The Fall Frontiers online application is now open. Applications must be submitted by October 8, 2018. Apply here.
- What will be asked in the online application? This application outline (PDF) outlines the information you will need to provide. Note that no abstract is required.
- OUR staff will confirm your participation via email once we review your application.
Information about presenting at Fall Frontiers
- Instructions for Student Presenters (Fall 2018)
- 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 South 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 posted printed at the UConn Design & Document Production Center, located near parking services. You should plan to speak with them early about poster size and paper options, finishings, and accepted file types.