47th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference, Thursday, May 6 to Friday May 7, 2021
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 47th annual Undergraduate Research Conference from Thursday, May 6 to Friday, May 7, 2021. Projects in STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities are welcome!
2021 Conference Schedule:
While circumstances prevent an in-person event, we will be able to celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of our amazing undergraduate researchers by hosting a virtual conference! Video presentations will be available from Thursday, May 6 to Friday, May 7 with a synchronous commenting/engagement period on Friday, May 7 (time TBA).
Application and Conference Details:
- Current DURF recipients are required to participate but any undergrad who has completed an independent project is welcome to join!
- The deadline to submit an application including a completed abstract will be Friday, March 12, 2021—Applications now available!:
- 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 14)
- Submit video presentation by Friday, April 30, 11:59PM (EST) to NYU Stream (see instructions below)
- When possible, presenters will be expected to participate in the synchronous commenting/engagment period on Friday, May 7 from 10AM–12PM (ET)
2021 Video Presentation Guidelines:
- 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.
- 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
- Participants may use any tool or software they choose to record their presentation. However, there are free tools and resources available through NYU Stream:
- 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:
2021 Video Presentation Submission (deadline: Friday, April 30, 11:59PM Eastern)
- After adding/editing your captions in NYU Stream, please add your video to the NYU Stream channel, "CAS Undergraduate Research Conference (2021)":
- 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 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.
- 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).
2021 Participation Guidelines:
- 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 questions received by the end of the conference.
- Whenever possible, participants will be asked to be available and participate in the synchronous commenting portion of the Conference on Friday, May 7 from 10AM–12PM (ET).
2021 Presentation Workshops (Thursday, April 22, 5–6PM Eastern):
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. Zoom details for registration and attendance will be available soon.
In the meantime, feel free to consult the slides from the 2014 workshop, "Designing and Delivering Dynamic Presentations."
2020 Virtual URC:
While circumstances prevented an in-person event, we were able to celebrate our undergraduate researchers' outstanding work by hosting a virtual conference! We invite you to view students' 3-5 minute video presentations (feel free to consult the list of exciting 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).