• 2022 NCSSS Student Research Conference

  • June 23-26

    Saint Louis University

    Saint Louis University (SLU) is proud to host the 2022 NCSSS Student Research Conference.
    Join us on the SLU’s campus in St. Louis, MO,
    with special excursions planned to show you St. Louis.

    Saint Louis University

    St. Louis , MO

    Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

  • Location

    St. Louis, MO

  • Tentative Conference Schedule

    Check this webpage for updates throughout the spring

    Thursday, June 23

    A warm welcome from SLU

    12-4 PM Arrival and Shuttles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport

    6 PM Dinner at SLU

    7:30 PM Welcome Activity

    8 PM Chaperone Meeting

    10 PM Floor Meeting

    Friday, June 24

    SLU Campus Tour

    8 AM Breakfast

    9 AM Set up Poster Presentations

    9:15 AM Welcome Presentation

    10-12 PM Poster Presentations

    12-1 PM Lunch

    1-3 PM Tours and Lab Visits

    3 PM Evening Prep Time

    5 PM Dinner

    10 PM In-Dorm Check

    Saturday, June 25

    Program finale

    7-8 AM Breakfast

    8-11 AM Poster Presentations

    11:30 AM Lunch-Catered

    12:30 PM Depart for activity

    1-4 PM Activity TBD

    4 PM Return to SLU

    5 PM Dinner
    10 PM In-Dorm Check

    Sunday, June 26

    Return home

    All Morning Shuttles to Airport

    7-8 AM Breakfast

    12 PM Check Out of Residence Hall

    Safe Journey back home



  • Registration

    • Registration form: Each school will fill out the form below for all their student attendees and then email the completed form to Will Perkins. Schools are responsible for assigning roommates for each attendee; students will be housed 2 in each room. 

    • Conference cost: Each school is responsible for the registration fee of $225 per participant. Schools are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from the conference for their students and chaperones. All meals, accommodations, activities, and daily transportation to and from conference events is included in the registration fee. The registration fee can be paid via school check made out to:

    "Pre-College Activities Fund" and sent to

    NCSSS Student Research Conference

    Attn: William Perkins

    1 North Grand Ave. Du Bourg Hall Rm 16

    St. Louis, MO 63103

    • Research: Each student will have the chance to present their research in a poster competition at St. Louis University.  An abstract will be requested in advance via the Student Research Conference Symposium Guidelines form, downloadable below.  If the student has a poster from a previous competition, feel free to bring that poster instead of creating a new one, regardless of whether it meets the criteria suggested here.   

      The poster should display the following:

      -Discussion/Conclusion with proposed future research
      -References and Acknowledgements.

    • Students will be required to provide their own poster. Students may bring it with them or ship it in advance of the conference. The display must be designed to be self-supporting and free standing on a tabletop or the floor. A table will be provided, but electricity will not be available. Students may place handouts on the table to distribute to interested individuals and prototypes are welcome but must cover an area no greater than 6 ft2. While shipping of posters can be costly, those who wish to do so, must have them shipped with a scheduled arrival date no later than June 6. Posters may be shipped to:

      NCSSS Student Research Conference

      Attn: William Perkins

      1 North Grand Ave. Du Bourg Hall Rm 16

      St. Louis, MO 63103

    • Travel: If traveling by air, fly into St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), which is about 25 minutes from the university.
    • Housing Arrangements: All students and chaperones will be housed in residence halls at SLU. Students will be housed two per room with shared bathrooms on each floor. Chaperones will be housed in the residence halls as well. The safety and security of your students is top of mind for all housing arrangements. Students will be housed in wings with other students of the same gender identity.


    If you have questions regarding the conference, please contact Will Perkins.


    Downloadable School Information Packet


    Student Research Conference Symposium Guidelines


    Sample Abstract/Research Symposium Participation Form #1


    Sample Abstract/Research Symposium Participation Form #2


    Refund Policy: refunds for the school registration fee can be obtained via written request to Will Perkins.

    Before May 15: 100% refund

    May 15-June 15: 50% refund

    After June 15: No refund


    Conference Timelines:

    May 15: Deadline for School Conference Registration and fee of $225 per participant due to St. Louis University

    June 6: All forms due to St. Louis University (will be emailed to all registered schools in April)

    June 23-26: 2022 NCSSS Student Research Conference