UM Conference on Undergraduate Research

2017 UMCUR Eyeglass LogoThe 16th annual UMCUR will be held in the University Center on Friday, April 28, 2017.

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.  

Awards: The Committee on Undergraduate Research will present awards for the top oral and poster presentations in each of the six research categories: Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences Visual & Performing Arts and (new this year) Health & Medical Sciences. 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: We are pleased to announce that President Stearns will present UMCUR Awards. Please join host Davidson Honors College in celebrating this year's UMCUR Awardees in the Theta Rho room, Mansfield Library - Tuesday, May 2nd, 2:00 - 3:30pm.  Cake and coffee will be provided.

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

Make sure to stop by participating GradExpo booths (2-5pm) in UC 3rd floor Foyer.  Click on the picture for more info.