Research Experiences provide you an opportunity to talk about your project and your findings with other students as well as professionals both in and outside your field. Additional benefits include networking, increased public speaking skills, and presentation experience, all of which will help you in your careers.
OHIP provides travel assistance to following state and national conferences. Our student travel grants provide additional travel help to professional association conferences and meetings. Contact us for more info.
- Oklahoma Research Day is a consortium event coordinated by Oklahoma's Regional Universities. The first Research Day in Oklahoma was held in 1999 and included 233 poster presentations by students and faculty from Oklahoma colleges and universities. Now in its 15th year, Oklahoma Research Day has grown in numbers and in stature with contributions from all of Oklahoma's institutions of higher education including many collaborative contributions from national and international academic and research institutions. The number of oral and poster presentations has grown to over 600 with more than 1,000 students, faculty and guests in attendance. Oklahoma Research Day is funded by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma Experimental Program for Stimulating Competitive Research (EPSCoR) - National Science Foundation, and Idea Network for Biomedical Research Experience (INBRE) - National Institutes of Health. This event is more than merely a celebration of their research, creative and scholarly activities. It is also an opportunity for students and faculty from multiple institutions to interact with counterparts in their respective disciplines. Oklahoma Research Day is the premier academic research event in the state.
- Research Day at the State Capitol: The 2021 Research Day at the Capitol will be held Tuesday, March 30, at the State Capitol of Oklahoma. The event was established over 21 years ago to showcase the outstanding undergraduate research being conducted at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities in the areas of science (including social science), technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students are nominated by their institutions' leadership to participate in the prestigious event, which is sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (OK EPSCoR), and the National Science Foundation. Nominated students present their research to State Legislators and the public in the State Capitol's fourth-floor rotunda during the legislative session. In addition, students’ posters and oral presentations are competitively judged by an independent panel; winners are announced at the conclusion of Research Day, during an awards ceremony at the capitol.
- NCUR 2022: NCUR - the National Conference on Undergraduate Research - is the premier national conference devoted exclusively to undergraduate student research and creativity in all disciplines for 35 years. NCUR 2022 @ Home will be hosted virtually, from April 4-8, 2022. Each year, UCO is one of the largest contingents at the event.
- Posters on the Hill: Each spring, the Council on Undergraduate Research hosts an annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. At this event and its related activities, members of Congress and their staff members learn about the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the student researchers involved in these programs.
- WCUR: The World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR) brings together the world's best undergraduate researchers to focus on some of the most significant challenges facing the global community. Students across the world are invited to share their research, discuss global issues, and create and strengthen international research partnerships.