46th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference – May 7-8, 2020
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 46th annual Undergraduate Research Conference from Thursday, May 7 to Friday, May 8, 2020. Projects in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities are welcome!
2020 URC Updates:
While the current circumstances will prevent an in-person conference, we still want to celebrate all the outstanding work and achievements of our amazing undergraduate researchers by hosting a virtual conference!
Conference Schedule (subject to change):
- Video presentations will be available beginning Thursday, May 7.
- Partcipants and viewers will be able to asynchronously interact and engage through Friday, May 8.
- More information on the host site will be available soon!
Application and Conference Details:
- Participation for everyone, including graduating DURF recipients, is optional this year.
- The application deadline (Sunday, March 22) has passed:
- 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 if necessary (by Friday, May 15)
- Participants will submit video presentations 3-5 minutes in length.
- There are no formatting or stylistic restrictions. Videos can be PowerPoint presentations with participants speaking over them or just participants explaining their project into the camera or something more "creative" if you prefer. It's your project! Present it in your style!
- Videos must include closed captions.
- Participants may use any tool they choose to record their presentation. Here are some tools and resources available through NYU Home:
- Using the Kaltura Capture tool in NYU Stream allows you to record your screen/ppt
- You can also use NYU Stream to order and edit captions for your presentation:
- There are also general support videos for NYU Stream
- The DURF team will reach out directly to participants with information about submitting the video presentations.
- Videos must be submitted no later than Friday, May 1.
- Participants will be asked to interact and engage with at least three of your fellow presenters (by submitting comments or questions).
- Participants will be asked to answer any questions received by the end of the conference.
In order to help participants prepare for the Conference, we will be hosting a presentation workshop later in the semester. This interactive workshop will focus on both the theoretical and practical aspects of communicating research. Faculty from NYU's Writing in the Disciplines program will facilitate the session. Date and time for 2020 URC presentation workshop TBA.
In the meantime, feel free to consult the slides from the 2014 workshop, "Designing and Delivering Dynamic Presentations."