Fall Frontiers 2023

Over a speckled red and orange watercolor background, text reads, Fall Frontiers Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition, October 18, 2023, 5-7pm, Wilbur Cross North Reading Room.The 11th Annual Fall Frontiers Exhibition will be held on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5-7pm in the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room on the Storrs campus.

We invite the university community — especially other undergraduate students — to attend the in-person exhibition to hear from student researchers and ask questions about their projects and experiences.

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.

We thank students, faculty mentors, and staff colleagues for their continued support of the Fall Frontiers exhibition. We are excited to have this opportunity to celebrate students’ ideas, questions, explorations, discoveries, and creations.

FAQ for Students

What is the 2023 Fall Frontiers Exhibition going to consist of?
The 11th Annual Fall Frontiers Exhibition will consist of an in-person event on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5-7pm in the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room on the Storrs campus.

Can a group of students present a project at the Fall Frontiers Exhibition?
Yes! Group project presentations are welcome. Please complete one submission form per project.

I completed my project at another institution. Can I still share it at Fall Frontiers?
Yes! You are welcome to share research or creative activity you completed at another institution or through a program based outside of UConn at Fall Frontiers.

Is there an option to present virtually or at a UConn campus other than Storrs?
While the Fall Frontiers Exhibition will only be held in person and at Storrs this fall, the spring Frontiers event in April will include virtual presentations and in-person exhibitions at UConn Stamford and UConn Storrs.

Information for presenters

  • Instructions for Student Presenters (9/2023)
  • Handouts about Preparing Your Poster and Preparing Yourself for a Poster Presentation
  • 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 UConn Brand Standards (scroll down to Print Templates). 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 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.

OUR staff will be available during drop-in hours below to answer questions and provide assistance.


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 our@uconn.edu by October 11, 2023.