Academic Research

Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
April 20, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The permanent theme of the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is Fresh Perspectives. Undergraduates in all disciplines are encouraged to submit a recent research project for presentation. Student-faculty collaborative projects are also encouraged. Presentations are 15-20 minutes and tailored for oral presentation. A panel of faculty review proposals and then develop panels. 

As with most academic conferences, the primary goal of the URC is to provide a friendly, supportive and collegial venue for the exchange of and debate over research, information and ideas. To that end, the URC offers undergraduates and faculty from different disciplines the opportunity to meet, cultivate relationships, exchange ideas and grow as scholars.

In addition, the URC is intended to provide students with an excellent opportunity to hone professional skills, especially rhetorical skills in speaking and in writing. The URC strives to emulate the environment of a professional conference: panels of presenters, a plenary speaker, complimentary breakfast and luncheon and faculty moderators.