Student & Graduate Research Presentations

Undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate and graduate student researchers are invited to submit an abstract for a chance to present their research during the Annual National Conference.  A vital component of our mentoring program, SACNAS mentors provide feedback and guidance to students at every level of research experience and presentation skill.  Here are some examples of abstract submissions accepted in various STEM disciplines.

Latest News

  • The Abstract Submission Application is now open!
  • Graduate students interested in presenting at the conference must submit their abstract during the spring deadline.

Student and Postdoctoral Researcher Eligibility

  • Be an undergraduate or postbaccalaureate at the time of submission
  • Be a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher at the time of submission

Abstract Applicants:

Before you begin your abstract submission you must do the following:

  • Profile: Create or update your SACNAS profile
    • Once you have created/updated it, you can retrieve your SACNAS ID in your profile, which is needed to submit your abstract.
  • Be a current SACNAS member. You must have current SACNAS Membership (thru conference dates). You will not be able to access the application without current membership.
  • Membership: Current SACNAS membership required at time of submission
  • Guidelines:Submitters must read and follow the 2015 Abstract Submission Guidelines
  • Is this your first time submitting an Abstract? Take a look at the Student Presentations Resource page for more information.
  • Follow all the links in the website because this information will be useful for you in submitting your abstract and other important information, especially the FAQs.
  • On a final but important note, it is recommended you submit your abstract ahead of time to avoid any misfortunes.

Undergraduate Poster Abstract

Graduate Poster/Oral Abstract

Spring Application Period: April 13- May 15, 2015 by 5pm PST


Undergraduate Student Poster Abstract (Summer)


 Summer Application Period: July 6- August 5, 2015 by 5pm PST

  • The purpose of the summer application is to accommodate undergraduate students participating in a summer research program.
  • The summer application prioritizes space and funding for students conducting summer research.

For more information on the summer eligibility, please look over the student presentations Guidelines or the FAQ page for more information.


Student Award Presentation Recognition


2014 Student Research Presentation Recognitions

Exemplary undergraduate student poster presenters and graduate student oral presenters are honored at the National Conference for their research presentations. In 2014, more than 1,000 students and postdoctoral researchers presented their research at the SACNAS National Conference. Thanks to sponsor contributions, SACNAS was able to award 105 students and were recognized for their outstanding research presentations at the awards ceremony.

Meet the 2014 Presentations Awardees

Meet the 2013 Presentations Awardees


Additional Information & Support

Please read the Research Presentations FAQs and if you need further assistance in submitting your abstract please contact SACNAS Student Research Presentations Programs Manager, Jessica Macias, at (toll free) 877-SACNAS-1.