Undergraduate Research Conference

Participating in research is a valuable experience and beneficial for students interested in becoming more marketable for graduate school, professional school, or their chosen careers. The USF Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates and showcases the contributions that undergraduates make to research in a wide range of disciplines. Our spring event provides professional development and supports the dissemination of knowledge by providing a unique space for students to share ideas and discoveries.

The 2022 Undergraduate Research events were a huge success! Select the link below to see our award winners for the in-person showcases and the OneUSF Virtual Conference.

View 2022 Award winners

Previous Conferences


In 2021, despite the Pandemic, USF students delivered 185 virtual presentations for the Undergraduate Research Conference.

You can click here to download the official conference program and see the research being conducted by undergraduate students at USF.

To see the list of this year's conference award winners please visit our Undergraduate Research Conference Award Winners page, and watch the live recording of the Conference Award Ceremony.


In 2020, and despite the onset of Covid-19, 75 students adjusted and submitted video presentations for the undergraduate research conference. Video presentations represented a wide array of academic disciplines covering various topics. Some notable presentations included:

  • Religious Impact of Diet & Agriculture: How 11 Faith Traditions Consider Food
  • Making the Cut: Cloning and Characterization of Proteases from Staphylococcus aureus and their Role in Host-Pathogens Interactions
  • Impact of Male Infertility in India 


In 2019 over 300 students from disciplines ranging from molecular biology to speech language pathology participated in the undergraduate research conference. Some notable poster presentations included:

  • Assessing the Geographic and Environmental Impediments Affecting Physically Disabled Rohingya Refugees
  • Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy is the Future
  • Building a Classroom Community: A Teacher’s Exploration.