Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference

Congratulations to the 2021 Top Presenters!

April 12-19, 2021 | Virtual

2021 Conference Abstract Booklet

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.

Organized and Sponsored by:

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 • Honors College • Krannert School of Management • Office of Undergraduate Research • Purdue Libraries & School of Information Studies • 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 multi-disciplinary Open Access journal available in print and online dedicated to students who conduct projects. The PJSL focuses on projects with strong service-learning and academic civic engagement aspects. Click “Get Published” for more information.