Publishing work and making presentations of research findings helps the world know about your results and helps establish the student’s expertise in the area.
Through research, students learn valuable skills and lessons that can’t be learned from a book. For instance, proper research protocol, pivoting when things don’t turn out as planned, and finding applications for complex results are learned by doing, not always by reading.
Publishing and presenting your work shows you have followed through with the research process to the critical step of disseminating findings to a wider audience. For all research, communication and sharing the results are a vital key to progress.