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Office of Undergraduate Research

What To Do With Your Research

You started with an idea.  Maybe you developed it into a proposal that led to a research project.  Maybe you took part in a larger, faculty-led project.  Maybe you simply completed a great project for a class.

You discovered something. It's time to share that knowledge with the broader public.

Present Your Work

Northwestern University's Undergraduate Research & Arts Exposition

This yearly event celebrates the amazing accomplishments and discoveries of Northwestern undergraduates.  Projects can include everything from a lab write-up to a creative performance – anything that you helped to create and/or discover.

Find out more about The Expo.

Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS)

CAURS is a conference run by students from six Chicago-area schools.  Students from all Chicago-area schools are invited to attend and present at the symposium, and abstract submissions from all academic disciplines are welcome. The day-long event consists of multiple poster sessions featuring all student participants as well as oral presentations from a number of students selected to give talks.

Find out more about CAURS.

Conferences

Talk to faculty about conferences within your field.

Learn more about conference opportunities.

Find out about Conference Travel Grants.

Submit for Awards

The Undergraduate Awards is a pan-discipline academic awards program that identifies the world's leading creative thinkers and problem solvers through their undergraduate coursework.

Publish

Check out NURJ, the Northwestern Undergraduate Research Journal.

Check out the student-run online journal, Student Pulse.

Ask your faculty advisor about the possibility of having your work published in professional journals. 

Seek out More Schooling or More Research or Fellowship Opportunities

Consider applying for graduate programs or for an external fellowship in order to pursue more research.