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Presenting Your Research

Presentation Opportunities

Conference Location Description

UNG's Annual Research Conference (ARC)

 Date: April 17, 2020

UNG's Dahlonega Campus

UNG’s Annual Research Conference is held every year at UNG and can help you get accustomed to the research presentation world. Here, you will present your research to your peers and professors from across UNG’s five campuses.

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC) 2020

Date: October 23-24, 2020

University of West Georgia At the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, you will be presenting in front of peers and professors from across the state. You will also meet with graduate programs representatives from throughout the region.

Undergraduate Research Programs Conference 2021

Date: June 24-26, 2021

More Details to come

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is a national conference with over 4,000 attendees annually. Here, you will present your research to peers and professors from across the country. You will also meet with graduate school representatives from across the country.


There are many peer-reviewed journals where you can submit your research. Contact your faculty mentor to determine which discipline-specific journals would be a good fit for your work. The Council on Undergraduate Research has information on interdisciplinary undergraduate journals.

Publishing Opportunities

  • Papers & Publications is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal of undergraduate research and creative works published by UNG.
  • The Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research is an annual, online, peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to the publication of student research (undergraduate and graduate) within all disciplines.
  • Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research is a refereed, multi-disciplinary, online undergraduate journal open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. and across the globe.

Copyright Information

When publishing your work, it is important to be cognizant of who has the rights to your work. If you have questions about copyrights and other legal matters pertaining to publishing your work, ask a librarian.

Making a Research Poster

  • Keep information limited; think of your poster as the abstract of your research paper
  • Be sure to feature the most important or interesting information, by making it visually engaging.
  • Include graphs like bar graphs, pie charts, etc. to show data when possible
  • Make sure your poster includes a clear statement of your research problem, a brief description of your approach, and summary of any results you have
  • You may not always be with your poster, so make sure it can be understood if you are not there to answer questions
  • Aim for 500-1000 words on the poster total; we don’t want to overwhelm the audience
  • Know any restrictions on size or other aspects for your poster and if you are provided a board for presenting
  • Use boxes around content to be visually appealing
  • Use Microsoft Powerpoint or other design-specific software
  • Make headings larger than body text, 16 pt font minimum, 30-60 pt font is best, use legible fonts like Times New Roman and Arial
  • Play with bold, italics, color, and underlining to showcase important parts
  • Use bullets or numbers for structure and quick reading
  • Abstract should include a sentence or two about each section of your paper
  • Proofread your poster
  • Talk with Print Services to print your poster on a larger scale

Presenting your Research Poster

  • Use thumbtacks, binder clips, etc. to keep your poster in place
  • If traveling with your poster, use a mailing tube to keep it safe
  • Have a quick spiel (two minutes or less) prepared, so that when people come up to your poster, you can quickly tell them the gist of your work.
  • Think through what questions the viewer might ask and prepare your answers ahead of time.
  • Stand to left of the poster, be friendly and invite people over
  • Shake hands! Use this as a networking opportunity, so make a good impression and provide business cards, so you audience can remember you and your work.
  • Answer these three questions:
    • "What is the most important/ interesting/ astounding finding from my research project?"
    • "How can I visually share my research with conference attendees? Should I use charts, graphs, photos, images?"
    • "What kind of information can I convey during my talk that will complement my poster?”


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