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Presenting & Publishing
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Outside of the lab, undergraduate students must be able to communicate their findings with the scientific community through conference presentations and professional publications. The College of Science and Health offers its undergraduate students several opportunities to gain this invaluable experience.

The annual Undergraduate Research Showcase allows undergraduate students in the College of Science and Health to present research they have conducted over the last year to the DePaul community and the public.
The Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) is an annual student-coordinated research symposium that is a partnership between several area universities – primarily DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, ITT, Roosevelt, and the University of Chicago. The symposium is for undergraduates in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, but any undergraduate may present research they have done at DePaul or through an external program. 

DePaul Discoveries is a scholarly journal published annually by the DePaul University College of Science and Health. DePaul Discoveries provides a forum for sharing original research in a peer-reviewed, professional-level, open-access academic journal. This journal serves as a vehicle for undergraduate students in the DePaul University College of Science and Health (CSH) to share their work with the world and learn about the review and publication process so essential to their professional disciplines. Overseen by an editorial board comprised of faculty from each department, journal submissions are peer-reviewed. Recent CSH DePaul alumni may submit a paper if the majority of the work was done while an undergraduate student at DePaul University. The deadline for submission is February 1. For more information on DePaul Discoveries, including past issues and submission information, please click here. For submission formatting guidelines, including a template, please click here.

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) provides support and professional development opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and administrators. CUR’s publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing, nurturing, and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. CUR offers consulting, mentoring services, and program review services to individuals, academic departments, school/colleges, and entire campuses.