Presenting Your Research

One of the basic principles of learning through research is telling others what you did, why and how you did it, and what you learned from the experience. All Honors students must present the results of their thesis work and are encouraged to present at the CALS Undergraduate Research Symposium held each spring. However, we know this is not possible for a number of students and students unable to present their thesis research at the CALS Symposium are required to make an oral presentation of their work in a scholarly environment.

Here are a few of the places where you might present your work:

  • The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences sponsors a CALS Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of each Spring Semester. All students who receive College funding for their research are expected to present their work at this symposium.
  • The all-campus Undergraduate Research Symposium which is sponsored by the Office of the Provost in the Spring of each year.
  • Professional society meetings offer additional opportunities for students to present their work. Talk with your advisor or mentor about this possibility if it interests you.
  • Often, departments have research symposium courses for upper level students and these might offer an opportunity to present the results of your work.
  • A laboratory or research team setting might give you another opportunity to present your results.

Use the Thesis Presentation Form to document that your presentation took place.