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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 23rd 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. UCO will host the event in 2024.
  • Research Day at the State Capitol: The 2023 Research Day at the Capitol will be held Tuesday, March 29, at the State Capitol of Oklahoma. Research Day at the Capitol is an annual event that is held in the Oklahoma State Capitol rotunda during the legislative session. The event was created to inform the legislature and the public about the high-quality research being conducted at Oklahoma 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 2023NCUR - the National Conference on Undergraduate Research - is the premier national conference devoted exclusively to undergraduate student research and creativity in all disciplines for 36 years. NCUR 2023 will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Eau Clare, from April 13-15, 2023.   Each year, UCO is one of the largest contingents at the event, and this year is no exception with 139 accepted abstracts.
  •  WCUR 2023: 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. WCUR 2023 will be at the University of Warwick in Coventry, the United Kingdom. This year 14 UCO students will present their work April 4-6, 2023