44th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference – Friday, May 4, 2018
The College takes seriously the role of research in the liberal arts education of undergraduates. Students regularly benefit from direct contact with our research faculty and are empowered and encouraged to conduct their own inquiries. All undergraduates at the University are invited to participate in and present their research at the College’s 44th annual Undergraduate Research Conference on Friday, May 4, 2018. Projects in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities are welcome!
- Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6–7PM (The Torch Club)
- Don't miss Dean Gene Jarrett's welcoming remarks!
- Poster Presentations: Friday, May 4, 9AM–12PM (1st Floor Silver Center)
- Multidisciplinary Panel Presentations: Friday, May 4, 12:30–2:30PM (Washington Sq. Campus)
- Closing Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 4, 3–3:30PM (Hemmerdinger Hall)
Application and Conference Details (the online application can be accessed here):
- DURF recipients are required to present at the URC and must submit an appiication
- All NYU undergraduates are welcome to present!
- Application deadline: Friday, March 23
- Application includes submission of a project abstract (250 words or less)
- Abstracts will be published in Inquiry
- Consult the Inquiry Style Guide for information on correctly formatting abstracts
- Participants will be able to submit a revised/final abstract (by Friday, May 11) if necessary
- Participants will present in one of two formats:
- Poster: Limited to projects in STEM and certain Social Sciences. More information on poster presentations and design can be found here.
- Panel: Open to projects in any discipline. 8-minute talk with 2 minutes for Q&A. Presenters may use multimedia to add a visual component to their presenations.
- Faculty judges will be on hand to ask questions and interact with presenters.
- Faculty judges will also select a "Best Presentation" winner for each poster group and panel session.
- Winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony.
In order to help participants prepare for the Conference, we will be hosting a series of presentation workshops, 2 for students doing panel presentations and 2 for students doing poster presentations. These interactive workshops will focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of communicating research. Faculty from NYU's Writing in the Disciplines program will facilitate these sessions and fellow undergraduates with experience presenting at conferences will also be on hand to answer questions and provide insights from their own experience. Students attending the sessions are strongly encouraged to bring current drafts of their presentation to receive critique and guidance from fellow students and workshop facilitators. All workshops will take place from 5:30–7PM in Bobst 743:
- Panel Workshops: Tuesday, April 17; Wednesday, April 25
- Poster Workshops: Wednesday, April 18; Tuesday, April 24
Click here for slides from the 2014 workshop, "Designing and Delivering Dynamic Presentations."