2021-2022 Student Conferences

This list was last updated on January 31st, 2022.  If you know of any other student conferences we should add to this list, please email us at lsudiscover@lsu.edu .

Presenting at a conference is a great way to gain experience presenting your work in a professional setting and also offers the opportunity to receive invaluable feedback on your work from both peers and other academics in the field.  Conferences also allow you to see what your peers are researching, network, and are an excellent addition to your resume or graduate school application.  Talk to your faculty mentor for conference recommendations within your field, or check out the list of student conferences below.

Below you will find a list of conferences that have been recommended by our undergraduate researchers and our office.  More conferences can be found at the Council on Undergraduate Research's webpage.

LSU Discover offers funding to cover registration and travel expenses if you are presenting your research at a in person or virtual conference! Find out more at our Travel Stipends page.




Application Deadline

Event Date

Application Fee

LSU Discover Day Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium Louisiana State University March 6, 2022 April 22, 2022

Free for LSU Students

$20 for students from outside the LSU system

West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference (WCBSURC) San Diego, CA March 12, 2022 April 9, 2022


Stanford Research Conference Virtual February 18, 2022 April 9-10, 2022 Free
Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union Claremont, CA February 13, 2022 by 11:59PM (PST) April 7-8, 2022 Free
MKN Heartland McNair Conference Kansas City, MO CLOSED September 24-26, 2021 $415.00

Baylor University McNair Research Conference

Virtual CLOSED August 19-20, 2021 Early Registration is $100. Standard Registration is $125.
Sigma Tau Delta Southern Regional Conference Virtual CLOSED October 23, 2021 N/A
SACNAS – The National Diversity in STEM Conference Virtual CLOSED October 25-29, 2021 $475 - $550
Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) Lynchburg, VA


October 23, 2021 $25 - $40
ULL 2021 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Virtual


November 3-6, 2021 TBA
Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective (GURC) Conference University of West Georgia CLOSED November 5-6, 2021 TBA
Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium Houston, Texas CLOSED October 16-17, 2021 TBA
University of Texas at Austin Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration Austin, Texas CLOSED October 17-18, 2021 TBA
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium


October 25, 2021  
Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference Hybrid: Virtual and Niagra Falls, New York CLOSED November 4-7, 2021 Virtual is $100. In person is $175-$275.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Virtual CLOSED November 10-13, 2021 $100
Harvard University's National Collegiate Research Conference Cambridge, MA (Virtual) CLOSED January 21-23, 2022 $0
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Virtual CLOSED April 4-8, 2022 $140 (This will be covered by LSU Discover.  Make sure to list Sarah Ferstel as your "Campus Coordinator" on your application so that we can pay your registration fee.)
Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM  postponed postponed postponed  
World Congress on Undergraduate Research (WorldCUR)
postponed postponed