UM Conference on Undergraduate Research
The University of Montana will host the 19th annual conference on Undergraduate Research (UMCUR)
The University of Montana’s Celebration of Undergraduate research is moving to a digital format this year. We will continue to provide opportunities for undergraduates from all majors to present their research and creative scholarship in a public forum. Members of the campus and community are encouraged to participate. Thanks to our students, mentors and judges, for their adaptability and continued engagement. More information about this exciting new format is described below.
We are excited to announce the first ever Digital UMCUR! Click here to view the 2020 conference in ScholarWorks.
Congratulations 2020 Digital UMCUR Awardees! Judges have deliberated and awardees have been chosen! Click here to view this year's award recipients.
As a reminder to be included in the 2020 Digital UMCUR Conference, the primary presenter must create a record and upload the final submission abstract to ScholarWorks by the April 10 deadline.
In order to best simulate the in-person presentation component, submitters will also need to upload their final poster or slides to ScholarWorks along with a video/audio accompaniment by the April 23 deadline to be considered for an award. Poster presentations should include up to 5 minutes of audio or video description of their research; oral presentations (including Visual &Performing Arts) should be no more than 15 minutes. If submitters do not wish to be considered for an award, they have the option of submitting a poster or slides only. Click here for the 2020 Judging Rubric. **Franke Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) presenters will receive additional instructions and a GLI rubric via email.
To assist with the digital presentation component of UMCUR, the following workshop videos have been created. Click on the titles below to view.
- ScholarWorks Step One: Creating a Record (6min)
- Preparing & Presenting Posters (8min)
- Preparing & Presenting Oral Presentations - also Visual & Performing Arts (28min)
- How to Record Presentation Using Zoom (6min)
- ScholarWorks Step Two: File Upload Instructions (5min)
Please visit the ScholarWorks page for more information & resources.
April 10 - Final version of abstracts uploaded & profile created in ScholarWorks
April 16 - Live UMCUR Q&A workshop at 4:00pm (MST)
April 23 - Oral and poster presentations uploaded via Scholar Works by midnight
April 28 - Digital UMCUR open to the public - conference link posted on website
April 28 - May 1 - Online presentation judging
Week of May 4 - Awards announced
Additional questions may be directed to the Conference Coordinator, Michelle Eckert.