2021 National Student Research Conference
As colleges and universities work to navigate challenges of the coronavirus, the Pi Sigma Alpha Executive Council is working to develop a virtual National Student Research Conference for 2021.
The goal will be to host the event over multiple days in the mid-to-late February and offer a larger selection of undergraduate research panels and career/professional development sessions.
Students exploring topics across political science are welcome to submit proposals. This includes the many subfields that make up the discipline (American Politics, International Relations, Political Philosophy, Public Policy, and more). Panels will be created based on available paper topics and graduate students from Georgetown, George Washington, and the University of Maryland will serve as panel chairs and discussants.
The 2021 Conference proposal system will open in September 2020 with a deadline of December 12, 2020. Notification of acceptance will be made December 20 2020. Final papers will be due by January 22, 2021. Please only submit a proposal if you are able to participate in the conference.
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"The Pi Sigma Alpha undergraduate conference is a great way to gain the experience you need by presenting your own research before you enter graduate school, and in the nations capital no less! Listening to other undergrads present their research was a very fulfilling, enlightening, and rewarding experience and no other undergraduate conference does it like Pi Sigma Alpha."
-Chelsea Manning, Oakland University
"By attending the Pi Sigma Alpha undergraduate conference, I had the opportunity to receive feedback on my presentation that was extremely helpful and valuable to me as I continue to conduct research. Perhaps the most valuable experience was listening and talking to other presenters. I can bring the information I learned at this conference back to my home university to help our students learn more about the field of political science as well as the importance of undergraduate research and scholarship."
- Greta Frost, Youngstown State University