Frontiers 2024

Over an abstract background of various blue shades and gold flecks, the UConn OUR wordmark is centered. Below, text reads, 2024 Frontiers Undergraduate Research Hybrid Exhibition.The Frontiers in Undergraduate Research exhibition provides opportunities for UConn’s talented undergraduate students to share their research and creative projects with the university community. For spring 2024, Frontiers will be offered in a hybrid modality.

  • An in-person poster exhibition will be held on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th in the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room on the Storrs campus.
  • An in-person poster exhibition will be held on Tuesday, April 16th at UConn Stamford in the Welcome Center/Atrium of the Downtown Stamford Building. This exhibition will include short presentations of electronic posters.
  • An online exhibition will go live on Friday, April 12th. This exhibition will include posters and short video presentations shared by students on the Frontiers website.

We invite the university community — especially other undergraduate students — to attend the in-person exhibitions to hear from student researchers and ask questions about their projects and experiences, as well as to view and comment on the projects in Portfolium. Full details about these engagement opportunities will be posted below once event details are finalized.

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

Over an abstract background of blue swirls with gold flecks, text reads Storrs Exhibition.

Information for presenters at Storrs

  • The Storrs exhibition will include four presentation sessions:
    • Session 1: Friday, April 12th, 2:00-3:30pm
    • Session 2: Friday, April 12th, 4:00-5:30pm
    • Session 3: Saturday, April 13th, 11:00am-12:30pm
    • Session 4: Saturday, April 13th, 1:00-2:30pm

    The 2024 Mentorship Excellence Awards will be presented during a brief awards ceremony from 3:45-4:00pm (prior to Session 2).

  • Instructions for Student Presenters
  • 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 your presentation session, 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 (select Downloads from the left hand column).
  • 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 also be available at the following times to answer Frontiers questions (both general and poster preparation):

  • Tuesday, March 26, 1:00-2:00pm - via WebEx
  • Wednesday, March 27, 11am-12:00pm - In-person, Rowe 110
  • Thursday, March 28, 12:00-1:00pm - via WebEx
  • Thursday, March 28, 1:00-2:00pm - In-person, Rowe 407
  • Monday, April 1, 10:00-11:00am - In-person, Rowe 407
  • Tuesday, April 2, 12:00-2:00pm - In-person, Rowe 109

Information for Guests at Storrs

  • 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.
  • All attendees must follow the University's campus guidelines with respect to masking and social distancing. Under current guidelines, masking is recommended.
  • The exhibition runs in multiple sessions, at the times listed below. 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 12th, 2:00-3:30pm
    • Session 2: Friday, April 12th, 4:00-5:30pm
    • Session 3: Saturday, April 13th, 11:00am-12:30pm
    • Session 4: Saturday, April 13th, 1:00-2:30pm
  • 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 paid via app.
  • 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 April 7, 2023.

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Information for presenters at Stamford

  • The Stamford exhibition will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 4:00-5:30pm
  • Instructions for Stamford Exhibition Presenters
  • Your poster will be displayed electronically on the Welcome Center screen (not printed) during your short presentation at the event. Please do not print your poster for this event.
  • While posters can usually be created in a variety of ways (see Poster Format section of Preparing Your Poster), because you will be displaying your poster electronically on the Welcome Center screen and not printing your poster, we recommend completing your poster using PowerPoint in “widescreen” format (16:9 ratio, suggested custom size of 56 inches x 31.5 inches; go to “Design” then “Slide size” then “Custom slide size” in PowerPoint).
    • We have provided a template (download here) to use as starting point, which is specific to the Frontiers – Stamford in-person event with electronic viewing. Based on the screen’s display, we recommend keeping the 3 equal-sized columns (each 18 inches wide) as displayed on the template, for best display results, but you can change headings/colors/style/number of boxes, height of boxes, etc. to fit your needs and any recommendations from your faculty mentor. After completing your poster, please save it as a PPT/PPTX file type and/or a JPG file type. If you have both PPT/PPTX and JPG, please send both versions.
    • You can download official UConn logos here.
    • Your poster must be sent to stamfordenrichment@uconn.edu as an attachment in PPT/PPTX and/or JPG file format by Tuesday, April 9 at 11:59pm.
  • Your presentation of your poster will be a short description of your project, designed for a general audience (timeslot will be confirmed via email). More details about the maximum length of your short presentation will be shared after March 11, when the submission form closes. For now, please see Preparing Yourself for a Poster Presentation for overall tips for presenting your work in a poster exhibition.

Enrichment staff will be available to answer questions specific to the Stamford in-person event and electronic poster creation at the following times. Join to ask a question or just bounce ideas around with others:

OUR staff will also be available at the following times to answer Frontiers questions (both general and poster preparation):

  • Tuesday, March 26, 1:00-2:00pm - via WebEx
  • Wednesday, March 27, 11am-12:00pm - In-person, Rowe 110
  • Thursday, March 28, 12:00-1:00pm - via WebEx
  • Thursday, March 28, 1:00-2:00pm - In-person, Rowe 407
  • Monday, April 1, 10:00-11:00am - In-person, Rowe 407
  • Tuesday, April 2, 12:00-2:00pm - In-person, Rowe 109

Information for Guests at Stamford

  • Presentations will take place from 4:00-5:30pm. You may arrive and leave at any time, staying to listen to as many or as few presenters as you wish.
  • The exhibition will be held in the Welcome Center/Atrium of the Downtown Stamford Building. This is on the first floor, in the atrium outside of the 109 auditorium.
  • “Pay by Phone” parking is available at the 1194 Washington Boulevard UConn Stamford surface lot.
  • 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 April 7, 2024.

Stamford Exhibition Schedule

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Information for Virtual Presenters

You may find the following resources helpful as you prepare your virtual Frontiers presentation:

OUR staff will also be available to answer questions and provide assistance on WebEx at the following times:

  • Tuesday, March 26, 1:00-2:00pm - via WebEx
  • Wednesday, March 27, 11am-12:00pm - In-person, Rowe 110
  • Thursday, March 28, 12:00-1:00pm - via WebEx
  • Thursday, March 28, 1:00-2:00pm - In-person, Rowe 407
  • Monday, April 1, 10:00-11:00am - In-person, Rowe 407
  • Tuesday, April 2, 12:00-2:00pm - In-person, Rowe 109

Online Exhibition Program

The Frontiers 2024 Online Exhibition Program will be posted on April 12, 2024.