Fall Frontiers in Undergraduate Research provides an opportunity for UConn’s talented undergraduate researchers to share their work with the university community.
Fall Frontiers is an undergraduate research poster exhibition at which any undergraduate student may present their research or creative work. Interested presenters must complete a brief application in order to share their work at this event (see below). 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
- The 2020 Fall Frontiers online application will open on Monday, September 21, 2020.
- 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 for Presenters
- Instructions for Student Presenters (Fall 2019)
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by October 23, 2020.