MIT's Premier Undergraduate Research Conference

EECScon is MIT’s premier undergraduate research conference. EECScon annually brings in hundreds of attendees, encompassing industry and academia professionals over a vast array of fields.
This year’s conference will be held on April 18, 2017 in the MIT Samberg Conference Center. There will be oral and poster presentations, along with free lunch and awards. EECScon 2017 is free, and registration is open to all MIT students, faculty, and affiliates.
If you are an MIT undergraduate performing research, you are invited (and encouraged!) to submit your research work to be presented at the conference, regardless of your major!
A mission to connect, encourage, and enable the MIT community
EECScon empowers students to present their research in a formal setting to prominent academia and industry members. Top researchers are selected to communicate their work as oral presentations.

At EECScon, attendees have the unique opportunity of interacting with students presenting and discussing their passions. This engaging environment allows companies to successfully recruit MIT’s best and brightest students through a “reverse” career fair, and faculty to learn about some of the diverse research done at MIT. For more information about the conference, or if you wish to sponsor EECScon, please contact
More than 70 oral and poster presenters
Over 300 industry, academia, and community attendees
EECScon is free to attend!
When will abstract submission open?
Applications for EECScon 2017 are now closed - check back next year!
What are the requirements?
We suggest at least one term of research experience, such as part-time work in the fall or full-time research over IAP. This usually provides enough depth of research to allow you to make a good poster or oral presentation. Please note that your research may be incomplete by the abstract deadline (February 21), but it must be ready a few weeks before the conference (early April).
Am I eligible?
Any undergraduate student is eligible to submit and present at EECScon! Although we originally targeted course 6 students, we'd love to have you present your research regardless of your major.
Can first year students submit abstracts?
YES! We strongly encourage any undergraduate student with research experience to apply to EECScon. Every year, we’ve had a number of first-year students present on their research. In fact, one year the oral presentation winner was a first-year student.
What should the abstract contain?
Abstracts must be no longer than 200 words and should introduce:
How does the review process work?
All submissions will automatically be considered for the poster session, and you will have the option to additionally be considered to give one of a few oral presentations. Accepted students will have the opportunity to be given help and feedback from graduate student mentors familiar with the research area.
Are there awards?
Yes, there are monetary awards! In past years, several top oral and poster presentations have won awards and prizes.
Not sure if you’re eligible or ready to submit? Other questions?
Drop us an email at and we’ll be glad to talk it over!

Faculty Advisor
Professor Joel Voldman is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT. His research group focuses on microfluidics applied to cell biology.

Administrative Assistant
Chad Collins, Administrative Assistant for the RLE Computational Prototyping Group, joined RLE in the Fall of 2001.

Liang is a junior studying EECS (6-2) and BCS (9) at MIT. He is interested in computational neuroscience and cognitive science.

Dominik is a sophomore studying EECS (6-2) at MIT. He is currently doing research in the MIT Media Lab.
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at!