Frequently asked questions
Princeton Research Day is a celebration of the research and creative endeavors by our undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers. The annual campuswide event features talks, posters, performances, studio art, demonstrations, digital presentations and an awards ceremony for outstanding contributions. The event is free and open to the public.
All undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other nonfaculty researchers are encouraged to apply to present their research. These works may include a writing seminar paper, summer research internship, junior project, senior thesis, dissertation project, postdoctoral research, creative work in the arts, or other work.
This is a great opportunity to share what you have been working on with friends and family in a format that makes the research or creative work accessible to a broad, general audience.
Also, it is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about research at Princeton and come away with ideas for your choice of major, junior paper or senior thesis.
- Practice communicating about your research or creative work to a general audience.
- Share your work and findings with people across the University.
- Access professional development workshops on poster design and presentation skills.
- Learn about and celebrate the research and creative work being done on campus.
- Cheer on your fellow students and researchers.
- Come away with new ideas for collaborations (for graduate students and researchers) or thoughts on choosing your major (for first and second-year students).
Yes. The event is free and open to the public, no tickets or reservations are required. One of the primary objectives of this event is to share Princeton University research and creative work with the broader community in ways that make this work accessible to a wide audience. It will be fun and you will likely learn many new things.