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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. Deadlines are in early February for the late Feb/early March event.

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. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 event will be held virtually in October, allowing for participation from anywhere in the state! Submissions for the virtual event this year are being accepted by host institution UWG: submit 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. Deadlines are in January for the March event. Offers several additional educational and experiential opportunities to students from member schools and offers competitive grants to fund participation in those opportunities.

National Collegiate Honors Councila 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!

GHC Honors Student Karen Rogers presenting research at the 2020 GCHC Conference

GHC Honors Student Karen Rogers presenting research at the 2020 GCHC Conference