Colgate University students are invited to participate in the fourth annual New York Six Undergraduate Research Conference that will be held Saturday, September 20, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y.

The conference is sponsored by the New York Six, a consortium of upstate New York liberal arts institutions that comprises Colgate, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College.

The conference aims to provide undergraduate students from all the New York Six schools with the opportunity to present their work at a professional meeting without the barriers of high travel and registration fees, according to organizers.  It is also an excellent opportunity for faculty in the area to meet one another, foster collaborations, and share the work of their research labs.

Students will have the opportunity to present their research as an oral presentation (12 minutes) or as a poster presentation (posters should be 4′ wide x 3′ high).  Oral presentations will take place as concurrent sessions that are organized by discipline.

Poster presentations will take place over a two-hour period with the opportunity for students to present during one hour and to interact with other presenters in the other hour.

Student presenters can submit abstracts by filling out this form. The deadline is Friday, August 29, and students and faculty will be notified of their acceptance by September 5. Contact conference coordinator Christine de Denus, associate provost at Hobard and William Smith Colleges, at for more information.