ACC Meeting of the Minds (MoM) Conference

Every year, a group of 5-8 undergraduates from Syracuse University join students from the 14 other institutions in the ACC to showcase their research or creative work, learn from peers at other colleges and universities, and network among scholars and students at the conference.

The MoM Conference celebrates undergraduate research and provides an excellent opportunity for sharing innovative work.

Applications for the 2023 ACC Meeting of the Minds (M.O.M.) Conference, March 24-26, 2023 at Virginia Tech are now open

Student application and Mentor Recommendation due: January 19, 2023

The 17th annual conference will feature 5 students from each of the ACC universities presenting their research and creative projects in both oral and poster presentations. The conference is planned to be held in person; student participants will travel as a group with SOURCE staff to Blacksburg, VA for the conference. All travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be funded for student presenters.

The SOURCE will provide practice presentation sessions in March; all selected students are expected to participate in these sessions.

Note on team projects: if a team wishes to submit a project for presentation, only 1 student will attend the conference to represent the team.

Application components:

  • Project title and abstract
  • 2 brief essays describing the research/creative work and your goals, including how presentation at the conference will help you achieve your goals
  • Preferred presentation format (oral or poster presentation)
  • Faculty mentor recommendation (request will be emailed after student application is submitted)

Apply here