Spring Undergraduate Research Conference
Thank you to those who presented, judged, volunteered, and visited the 2023 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference!
Save the Date: 2024 Spring Undergraduate Research Conference
Poster Symposium: April 9, 2024
Research Talks: April 11, 2024
Virtual Presentations: April 8-12, 2024
The Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference is the largest showcase of undergraduate research. This judged event highlights the scholarly work and creative endeavors undergraduate students have been engaged in through oral or poster presentations.
Why should I participate in Purdue's undergraduate research conferences?
Being a part of what makes Purdue excellent prepares you for future experiences where you will need to present and apply your work. Being directly involved in the process of discovery, along with the feedback from judges and other student participants during the conference will prove invaluable in your efforts to present your work in the future.
The undergraduate research conferences, such as the spring conference, are open to the public and showcase the research of Purdue undergraduate students. Additionally, during the spring conference, faculty members from your particular college will be judging your oral presentation or poster.
Enter your research poster and win awards!
The Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference is judged where top students can receive awards. The following units have provided award funds for the Spring 2023 event:
School-related Awards: College of Agriculture • College of Education • College of Engineering • College of Health and Human Sciences • College of Liberal Arts • College of Pharmacy • College of Science • John Martinson Honors College • Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business • Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Interdisciplinary Awards: Purdue Libraries & School of Information Studies
Archival Awards: Purdue Archives & Special Collections
STEM Project Awards: The Purdue Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society
Organized with unit delegates from:
College of Agriculture • College of Education • College of Engineering • College of Health and Human Sciences • College of Liberal Arts • College of Pharmacy • College of Science • John Martinson Honors College • Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business • Office of Undergraduate Research • Purdue Libraries & School of Information Studies and Archives & Special Collections • Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Other Opportunities to Showcase Your Work
Communicating research through presentations and publications is an important part of the research process. Several options are available to students for showcasing and publishing their work and the Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference is one of them. The OUR also hosts a hands-on event, Celebrate Purdue's Thinkers, Creators, and Experimenters, where students bring in their project in some form for the audience to engage with it. Several undergraduate research programs and academic units also have symposiums/poster sessions throughout the year.
For those students who are willing to invest more effort, the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) and the Purdue Journal of Service-Learning (PJSL) hold the option of experiencing the scholarly publishing process and its benefits. These are