Frontiers in Undergraduate Research

2020 Frontiers Undergraduate Research Online Exhibition

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

Consistent with the University’s steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have moved this year’s event online. Please visit ugradresearch.uconn.edu/frontiers2020/ for all the details on the 2020 Frontiers Online Exhibition!

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.

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! Several hundred students present their projects at Frontiers exhibitions each year.

Apply to Present at Frontiers

To share your research or creative project as part of the 2020 Frontiers Online Exhibition, please go to https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/frontiers2020/ and complete the project submission form linked there by 8am on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Information for Presenters

Information listed below pertains to in-person poster exhibitions. For information about the 2020 Frontiers Online Exhibition, visit https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/frontiers2020/.

  • Instructions for student presenters (Coming soon):
    • Instructions - Session 1
    • Instructions - Session 2
    • Instructions - Session 3
    • Instructions - Session 4
  • A reception will be held for all student presenters and their faculty mentors on Friday, April 3, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Mentorship Excellence Awards will be presented during this reception.
  • As you prepare your poster presentation, we encourage you to refer to our 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 poster. 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.
  • 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, lead times for poster printing, and accepted file types.

Information for Guests

Information listed below pertains to in-person poster exhibitions. For information about the 2020 Frontiers Online Exhibition, visit https://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/frontiers2020/.

  • The university community and general public are welcome at Frontiers! The audience typically includes undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends of student presenters. The Saturday sessions are held during UConn Bound Day, a day of events for admitted students and their families, who are encouraged to visit the Frontiers exhibition to talk with current students.
  • The exhibition runs in four sessions, with a 30-minute poster changeover time between Sessions 1 and 2 on Friday and between Sessions 3 and 4 on Saturday. You may arrive and leave at any time, staying to talk with as many or as few presenters as you wish.
    • Session 1: Friday, April 3, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Session 2: Friday, April 3, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    • Session 3: Saturday, April 4, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Session 4: Saturday, April 4, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
  • A reception will be held for all student presenters and their faculty mentors on Friday, April 3, from 5:30-6:30pm. The Mentorship Excellence Awards will be presented during this reception.
  • 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 (Friday) and complimentary parking on UConn Bound Day (Saturday).
  • 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 March 27, 2020.

Photos from Past Events

Marlene Abouaassi '20 presents her research at Frontiers 2019.

Frontiers 2019 Gallery