Welcome to URC

Welcome to Butler University's Undergraduate Research Conference website —

We've have added two new presentation categories this year!

In addition to oral presentations, poster presentations, and art exhibitions, we are happy to announce two new categories for the 2017 URC: Competitive Papers and Research Roundtables.

Competitive Papers: 

Students who have completed a project are invited to submit their papers to be competitively reviewed for presentation at the conference. Those students who submit their papers for review will be scheduled to present in specially identified "Director's Sessions." These sessions will include time devoted to offer students specific feedback on their projects from scholars within the students' disciplines. Reviewers of the Competitive Papers will also rank the papers. The four highest-ranked Competitive Papers will be featured in the Top Papers panel. The author(s) of the top ranked paper will receive $300, the second highest ranked author(s) will receive $150, and the third and fourth highest ranked papers will receive $50. Papers should be no longer than 20 pages (excluding Title Page, Abstract, and References), should have all author-identifying remarks removed, and may use either MLA or APA style.

To submit your paper for Competitive Review, attach your paper as a Word or pdf document to an e-mail no later than February 15, 2017 to urc@butler.edu. Be sure to include your name, your university, the name of your Faculty Sponsor, and your Faculty Sponsor's e-mail address. 

Research Roundtables:

To continue our focus on developing scholars, the URC will feature another venue for students to share preliminary results in the form of Research Roundtables. To participate in a roundtable, students will submit a 250-word abstract of the project they intend to complete or have partially completed. The day of the URC, students will be grouped according to research interests/methodologies and will participate in a roundtable discussion whereby they share the status of their project and receive feedback from seasoned researchers in their field. 

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the URC.

Join Us

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Due to the large number of student submissions, we are not able to accept submissions received after the February 15 deadline.

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