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Undergraduate Research Center

Main Office Phone: 607-777-4325
Fax: 607-777-4345
Director: Janice McDonald
Assistant to the Director:
Ashley Serbonich
Graduate Assistant: 
Mikhail-Ann Urquhart
Secretary: Mona Zwick


Presentation Types 


Posters are often prepared for courses, professional conferences, meetings and other events. They are an effective tool for presenting your research, because they allow you to:

reach a wide audience

let your work speak for itself

network with fellow researchers

Academic Papers 

Papers are usually given at professional conferences and meetings in a moderated, themed panel session. They are timed, read aloud, and may be accompanied by some form of visual display that supports the points within the paper (ex. a power point presentation). Presenting an academic paper allows you to:

reach a specific audience

practice presenting in front of an audience


Research presentations are certainly not limited to posters and papers. Presentations may also be conducted in the following forms:

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Last Updated: 3/12/14