Once you have completed a body of work, there will be numerous opportunities to present your results. These will vary depending on your chosen medium. Browse the tabs below to see how you can present or publish your research or creative project, as well as how you can present the work you've done during an internship.
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Every year the Golden Key Honor Society sponsors the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This symposium includes the opportunity to present an oral talk or a research poster. More information on this symposium can be found at
Golden Key is a student-run organization. So please consider getting involved in this organization in addition to participating in the Research Symposium. Learn more about Golden Key at
Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
Local and National Meetings
It’s very likely that your research mentor will be a member of one or more scholarly organizations associated with a specific academic discipline. These organizations sponsor national and regional meetings, at which faculty and students present posters and/or talks describing their latest research. Once you have accumulated an adequate body of work, you may be able to present your results at one of these meetings. The locations for these meetings usually move from year to year. Students often keep an eye out for a meeting that is either in St. Louis or close to St. Louis in order to be able to attend without incurring high travel expenses. A formal presentation at this type of meeting is something that you would definitely list on your resume to document your successful participation in undergraduate research.
Undergraduate degree programs usually include some type of “capstone” course, which often includes oral presentations by the students in the class. With the permission of the instructor, you may be able to use your own research results as the topic for your presentation to the class.
Undergraduate degree programs usually include some type of “capstone” course, which often includes oral presentations by the students in the class. With the permission of the instructor, you may be able to use your own creative project as the topic for your presentation to the class.
Celebrating the Arts
Every year, the Pierre Laclede Honors College plans and host the annual juried art, featuring original creative works by students, staff, and faculty campus wide. Each show includes artistic works in a variety of media. For more information and to submit your creative work, please visit the department's website here.
Bellerive and Litmag
UMSL has two student-run, undergraduate publications. Both of these accept fiction, poetry, art, photography, and Bellerive accepts musical submissions as well. To find out more about these, please visit their corresponding website: Bellerive and Litmag.