Don’t Let Your Honors Project Collect Dust!
There are many opportunities for you to submit your completed Honors Projects for presentation or publication in State, Regional, and National events and organizations. Presenting for even small audiences at regional conferences is great experience, and any resume or application benefits from being able to say that you entered into a competitive process and were selected to present your research. Check out some of the following possibilities, and check your email for updates from the Honors Director!
Some FAQ about undergraduate research:
What is a poster presentation for and how do I make a poster for my presentation?
How can I make a poster for my presentation using GHC Libraries?
What is a paper session and how do I turn my paper into a paper presentation?
The GHC Honors Program can help you cover the costs of attending conferences and presenting research if you are accepted to do so. Please contact the Honors Director for details and current availability of funding. There are many opportunities for you, and some could include those listed below:
Georgia Collegiate Honors Council – a statewide Honors organization that hosts an annual conference (Milledgeville, GA) with competitive spots for student poster presentations and paper presentations. For 2021, this event will be held virtually, meaning you can participate (and get something for your resume!) from home! The virtual event will take place March 12-13, and will show students’ prerecorded video presentations (10 minutes for paper presentation, 5 minutes for poster) on Day 1 and open for discussion/Q&A with students on day 2. Submissions are being accepted January 8 through February 19. Click here for presentation submission information.
Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference – a statewide conference for undergraduate students (honors or not) to present completed research in competitive poster presentation and paper presentation sessions. Submissions are due in September for the October conference. The 2020 event was held virtually for safety reasons, which allowed participation from students across the state! Submissions for the 2021 Fall event will open in August-September.
Albany State University Undergraduate Research Conference – a statewide conference for undergraduate students (honors or not) to present completed research in competitive poster presentation and paper presentation sessions. Submissions are due March 15 for the April 23, 2021 event. This year, the entire event will use prerecorded video presentations from students to allow for a virtual conference. Submit your abstract here.
Southern Regional Honors Council – a regional Honors organization that hosts an annual conference (Charlotte, Birmingham, Memphis, etc) with competitive spots for student poster presentations and paper presentations. The 2021 event will be held virtually from April 8-10. Submissions are due by February 15. Click here for presentation submission online. SRHC also offers several additional educational and experiential opportunities to students from member schools and offers competitive grants to fund participation in those opportunities.
Sanctuary Literary Arts Journal – a peer reviewed journal of poetry, prose, and art submitted by honors students and faculty from around the South. The 2021 submission deadline is March 1. Accepted articles are included in the publication, which is also showcased at annual conferences hosted by the Southern Regional Honors Council and the National Collegiate Honors Council. Use the online form to submit your poetry, prose, or art.
National Collegiate Honors Council – a national Honors organization that provides informational seminars and training for faculty members working with Honors students, provides educational and experiential opportunities to students, and provides some large competitive scholarships for students in Honors Programs.
UReCA (“Eureka”) Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity – a competitive journal run by the National Collegiate Honors Council publishing undergraduate student research. Deadline for consideration for each annual edition of the journal is in mid-October, with submissions received afterwards considered for the following year.
National Conference on Undergraduate Research – a national academic organization that supports student research and hosts an annual conference with competitive spots for student poster presentations and paper presentations. Submissions for the April conference are due in the Fall. The 2020 conference was scheduled for Montana State University but cancelled due to COVID-19. The 2021 conference will be entirely online, allowing student participation from anywhere in the country!