Undergraduate & Graduate Student 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 for 2015 is closed. 
  • Congratulations to 2015 Student Awardees!

Abstract Application Submission



Student Researcher Eligibility

  • Be an undergraduate or postbaccalaureate at the time of submission
  • Be a graduate student 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 2016 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 Student Poster Abstract (Summer)

 Summer Application Period: TBD

  • 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

2015 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 2015, near 900 student researchers presented their research at the SACNAS National Conference. Thanks to sponsor contributions, SACNAS was able to award 102 students and were recognized for their outstanding research presentations at the awards ceremony.

Meet the 2015 Presentations Awardees

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 Program Associate, Kateryna Poradiuk, at (toll free) 877-SACNAS-1.