UM Conference on Undergraduate Research

2018_print_logo_websize.jpgThe 17th annual UMCUR will be held in the University Center on Friday, April 27th, 2018.

The University of Montana will host the annual conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR).  Every year, UMCUR has been organized by the Undergraduate Research Committee in collaboration with the Davidson Honors College, and graciously sponsored by the President and the Provost. Since 2001, 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.

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. Please make sure to submit only one abstract per group and enter any/all co-authors or presenters during the submission process. Once submitted, your Faculty Mentor will be requested to review your abstract. The Undergraduate Research Committee will also offer training sessions designed to help interested students prepare their presentations and posters prior to the conference.

Online Abstract Submission is NOW OPEN.  CLICK HERE or visit the Call for Submission Page for more information.  The submission deadline is Friday, February 23, 2018.    

Awards: The Committee on Undergraduate Research will present awards for the top oral and poster presentations in each of the five research categories: Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts.  The Franke Global Leadership Initiative will present an award to the top GLI capstone team oral presentation.  See Call for Submissions Page for more Eligibility & Award Information.  Awards Ceremony information and dates to follow.

Judges Needed: 
This year, we are continuing the “day-of” judging system, with student oral and poster presentations being judged according to the UMCUR Rubric.  Your service as a judge would represent a crucial contribution to this year’s UMCUR.  Our “day-of” judging model requires, as always, a large number of judges, so please think of 3-4 colleagues you might invite to join us and please direct them to the survey.  If you are able to serve as a 2018 UMCUR judge, CLICK HERE to complete the short survey  (1-2min) by Friday, April 6th.  All judges will be invited for training session (and enjoyable Food & Wine Judges Reception on Thursday, April 26th at the Davidson Honors College).

Questions about UMCUR may be directed to the conference coordinator, Michelle Eckert.