UM Conference on Undergraduate Research

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The University of Montana will host the 19th annual conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR) on Friday, April 24, 2020 in the University Center.

Every year, UMCUR has been organized by the Undergraduate Research Committee in collaboration with the Davidson Honors College, and graciously sponsored by the UM 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.

Please visit the Call for Submission Page for more information on how to submit. 

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.  

Judges & Volunteers Needed:  The Davidson Honors College invites you to be a part of this year's UMCUR.  Please sign-up to be a Judge or to Volunteer. Your time is greatly appreciated. Read More.

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