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 Virtual URC (Thursday, May 7 -- Friday, May 8):
While current circumstances prevent an in-person event, we will celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of our amazing undergraduate researchers by hosting a virtual conference!
We invite you to drop by anytime over the course of the next two days to view and interact with students' 3-5 minute video presentations hosted in NYU Stream on our channel "CAS Undergraduate Research Conference (2020)" (you will need to log in using your NYU Net ID and credentials).
Take a look at the list of exciting presentations so you can plan your visit!
Technical considerations: NYU Stream works best using Chrome or Firefox. If, while "attending" the Conference, you encounter a "Bad Request" error, we recommend clearing your recent browser history (cookies, cache, etc) and then reloading the page.
- Video presentations and Conference will be available beginning Thursday, May 7 at 9AM (EDT)
- Partcipants and viewers will be able to asynchronously interact and engage through Friday, May 8 (11:59PM EDT).
Application and Conference Details:
- Participation for everyone, including graduating DURF recipients, is optional this year.
- The application deadline (Sunday, March 22) has passed:
- 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.
- Video resolution should not exceed 720p.
- Videos must not violate privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights
- Any music must be used legally:
- Create your own music, receive written permission from the artist or use music in the public domain
- Videos should be submitted with one of the following file formats: .avi, .mov, .mp4
- 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 FAS Office of Educational Technology has some very useful resources as you put your video together as well:
Video Presntation Submission (deadline Friday, May 1, 11:59PM)
- After adding/editing your captions in NYU Stream, please add your video to the NYU Stream channel, "CAS Undergraduate Research Conference (2020)":
- See the NYU Stream support article for "Publishing a video in a channel" for more info
- If you can not find/access the channel, you may need to be added as a contributor. Please email your NetID to email@example.com for assistance
- After adding your video to the Conference channel, please change the ownership seetings to allow the DURF team to add your video to a playlist (e.g., "Psychology", "Neural Science", "Humanities") with related presentations:
- Consult the NYU Stream support article "Media collaboration or owndership changes" for more info (add "jsw298" to enable Dean Ward to categorize your video in the channel)
- NB: Changing ownership is only related to NYU Stream and internal permissions. It does not change copyright or content ownership. Your video will also not be shared outside the NYU Stream URC channel without your permission.
- If you choose not to change ownership, your video will still be available on the channel but we won't be able to add it to a playlist.
- Title: Please include your last and first name in the video title, e.g., "Ward, Joel_The Metahistorical Uses of Internal Viewers in Cassius Dio's Severan Narrative". (This will make it easier for attendees to search for and find your presentation).
- 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 entitled, "Presenting Research Virtually, CAS Undergraduate Research Conference Workshop and Q&A". 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. This session will be recorded and available for download afterwards.
- Thursday, April 23, 5PM via Zoom (meeting information has been sent to all Conference participants but is also available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the meantime, feel free to consult the slides from the 2014 workshop, "Designing and Delivering Dynamic Presentations."