Undergraduate Research Fair to be held virtually Oct. 8; register in advance

The seventh annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. The event will be entirely virtual this fall.

The fair will feature poster presentations of student research projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines. The following breakout sessions are also scheduled to provide students with information about research opportunities for undergraduates across and beyond campus:

  • 3 p.m. “Using Research to Prepare for Medical School,” Michelle Grundy, director, Health Professions Advisory Office
  • 3 p.m. Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences,” Joanna Huh, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of English, early modern English drama and poetry; and Megan Skaggs, Ph.D. candidate in international education policy and management, Center for Latin American Studies
  • 3:30 p.m. “Highlighting Underrepresented Research Stories: A Panel Discussion,” Jordan Brown, Ph.D. candidate in pharmacology; Samaiyah Farid, Ph.D. candidate in astrophysics; Sarah Naguib, Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience; and Isaiah Speight, Ph.D. candidate in chemistry

Students, faculty, staff and others interested in attending should register on the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair webpage to receive important event information and links to the presentations and breakout sessions.

The Undergraduate Research Fair is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, the Littlejohn family, the Goldberg family, the Office of the Provost and the Office of Immersion Resources.

Any questions about the Undergraduate Research Fair should be directed to the Office of Immersion Resources at