Since 2001, The University of Montana has hosted an annual conference on Undergraduate Research, organized by the Undergraduate Research Committee in collaboration with the Davidson Honors College, and graciously sponsored by the President and the Provost. UMCUR provides a great opportunity for undergraduates of all majors to present their research and creative scholarship in a public forum. The conference is free and open to the public. All members of the UM campus community are encouraged to attend and participate.
The day-long conference offers opportunities for University of Montana students of all majors to present their research and creative scholarship through oral presentations, posters, performances, and exhibits. In addition, students are welcome to organize group presentations, where students within or across disciplines present roundtable discussions on their collaborative and interdisciplinary research activities.
Awards for the top oral presentations and the top posters will be made in five different areas:
UMCUR will be held on the third floor of the University Center.
It is our intention to accommodate every student who wishes to participate. Creative scholarship, exhibits, readings, and performances are quite welcome, along with research presentations in all disciplines. The Undergraduate Research Committee will review all submissions and offer training sessions designed to help interested students prepare their presentations and posters prior to the conference.
New this year: UMCUR will feature a Painting and Print Exhibition. Undergraduate students are invited to submit a JPEG image of a single two-dimensional artwork (such as a painting, drawing, engraving, or digital image) along with an artist statement (circa 300 words) to be considered for a juried exhibition during UMCUR. The selected works will be exhibited in the University Center Tech Lounge, 2nd floor, and the student artists will attend an exhibition opening presentation at 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the day of the conference.
This year's UMCUR is organized in conjunction with the Graduate Student and Faculty Research Conference held Saturday, April 12 in the University Center.
Questions about UMCUR may be directed to the conference coordinator, Michelle Eckert.
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