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Marquis_Phoenix

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    I've been searching around. I'm not quite sure which ones undergraduates are eligible for and how to apply for them?

    There's those poster presentations that are internal, where students presents research to their professors and peers. These I know of.

    The second type, those that occur at scientific conferences, I'm not so sure how to get involved in?
     

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      I was lucky enough to have an advisor encourage me to present a poster at Neuroscience 2005, when I was an undergradaute.

      From my understanding, that's what it takes -- an advisor who wants you to present, not to mention a project that gives you data worth presenting. Which is why I said I'm lucky.
       

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        I was lucky enough to have an advisor encourage me to present a poster at Neuroscience 2005, when I was an undergradaute.

        From my understanding, that's what it takes -- an advisor who wants you to present, not to mention a project that gives you data worth presenting. Which is why I said I'm lucky.

        How necessary (or common) is it for MSTP applicants to have presented at these types of conferences?
         
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          It is pretty common to have at least a poster presentation at a scientific meeting. Not completely necessary, but does show that an applicant is able to present his/her work.

          Ask your advisor about some of the conferences in your research area.
           

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            I've been searching around. I'm not quite sure which ones undergraduates are eligible for and how to apply for them?

            There's those poster presentations that are internal, where students presents research to their professors and peers. These I know of.

            The second type, those that occur at scientific conferences, I'm not so sure how to get involved in?
            Talk to your advisor or your boss (if you're working in a lab. They'll know of some local student conferences that you can apply to.
            InNotOf said:
            How necessary (or common) is it for MSTP applicants to have presented at these types of conferences?
            It's evidence that you not only do work, but it's of a quality and originality that it's worth a poster (or abstract, etc). I'd expect just about all MSTP students to have one on their CV. Don't worry - it's easy to throw one together. Have a talk with your boss and make sure that they know that's what you want. They'll be happy to help you because you'll add to their lab and name, and you'll get a line on your resume.
             

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              The second type, those that occur at scientific conferences, I'm not so sure how to get involved in?

              You can look for conferences hosted by scientific groups. They usually have annual meetings where you can present. You'll have to submit an abstract, and they choose whether your work is worthy for poster or talk.
               

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                I just got the OK from my advisor for submitting the abstract of my project to a national conference! If you think that you have a good paper, definitely talk to your advisor about it. he/she will probably be supportive since it can't hurt to give it a try. And you can search around online for conferences held by the societies or journals dedicated to your research topic.
                 
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