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Undergraduate Research Conferences in Psychology

Are you an undergraduate researcher in psychology looking for a conference to present your work? Below is a list of conferences targeted to you. These conferences are:

  • Specifically for undergraduate research in psychology/neuroscience
  • Open to undergraduates at multiple institutions

They are listed in approximate chronological order,


Name:            NEURON: Northeast Under/graduate Research Organization for Neuroscience

Location:        Northeast (e.g., New York, Connecticut)

Usual Date:   February

Website:         https://www.qu.edu/college-of-arts-and-sciences/department-of-psychology/neuron-conference/


Name:            Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention

Location:        Kansas/Nebraska/Missouri

Usual Date:   March

Website:         http://www.greatplainsconvention.com/


Name:            Mid-America Undergrad Psych Research Conference 

Location:        Indiana/Illinois

Usual Date:   April

Website:         https://www.eiu.edu/psych/mauprc/


Name:            Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference

Location:        Kennesaw, GA

Usual Date:   April

Website:         http://gurp.kennesaw.edu/


Name:            Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Location:        Minneapolis, MN

Usual Date:   April

Website:         http://www.macalester.edu/mupc/index.html


Name:            Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) Undergraduate Psychology Conference and Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience (LVSfN) Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference

Location:        Lehigh Valley (Eastern PA)

Usual Date:   April

Website:         https://www.moravian.edu/psych-conference/lvaic-psychology-neuroscience-conference


Name:            Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Location:        Western PA

Usual Date:   April

Website:         https://sites.google.com/a/allegheny.edu/wpupc/


Name:            SYNAPSE: Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the SouthEast

Location:        Southeast (e.g., North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

Usual Date:   April

Website:         http://synapse.cofc.edu/


Name:            Red River Psychology Conference

Location:        Fargo, ND

Usual Date:   April

Website:         https://www.ndsu.edu/psychology/red_river_psychology_conference/


Name:            Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference at UCLA

Location:        Los Angeles, CA

Usual Date:   May

Website:         https://purc.psych.ucla.edu/


Name:            Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Location:        Palo Alto, CA

Usual Date:   May

Website:         http://www.stanfordconference.org/


Name:            Hudson Valley Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Location:        Orangeburg, NY

Usual Date:   May

Website:         https://my.dc.edu/ICS/Academic_Programs/Social_Sciences/Psychology/Conference/


Name:            mGluRs: Midwest/Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience

Location:        Midwest (e.g., Ohio, Indiana)

Usual Date:   September/October

Website:         http://mglurs.org/


Name:            Nebraska Psychological Society Conference

Location:        Kansas/Nebraska

Usual Date:   November

Website:         http://www.nebpsysoc.org/home.html


Name:            Midbrains: The Undergraduate Neuroscience Conference of the Upper Midwest

Location:        Minnesota

Usual Date:   November

Website:         http://www.macalester.edu/midbrainconference/


*Note that regional psychology meetings usually have programming specific for undergraduate research; more details about each conference can be found here: http://www.apa.org/about/apa/organizations/regionals.aspx

**The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is a wonderful multi-disciplinary meeting with a strong psychology presence (it’s usually among the top disciplines represented). More details can be found here: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/ncur/

***CUR maintains a listing of undergraduate research conferences in all disciplines, including some multi-discipline conferences that are excellent for psychology students, such as Sigma Xi: http://www.cur.org/resources/students/presentation_opportunities/