FAQs

How do I apply to present?

The application process is completed online. If you have problems with the online application system, please email us UGResearch@purdue.edu.

Can I still apply if I am still in the early stages of my research?

Yes. Your research project does not have to be completed to be considered. Many students present ongoing research with preliminary results or anticipated findings. Students also submit to present knowing that by the time of the Conference, more results will be obtained.

Can I submit applications for more than one research project?

No, only one proposal per student.

What format should I submit for my oral presentation?

Please only submit Microsoft PowerPoint files for oral presentations. Laptops will be pre-loaded with the presentations and they will be PCs, not Macs.

What size should my poster be?

Posters should be either 3' wide x 4' high (portrait) OR 3' wide x 2' hight (landscape) due to space restrictions. Posters that vary from these sizes will be removed. Check with the unit or program if they have additional size restrictions.

How can I print my poster?

Check with your research mentor to see if there are printing options within your department, program, or college/school. Purdue Libraries offer wide format printing options, too.

Can someone show me how to write an abstract?

Yes. The Office of Undergraduate Research hosts a series of workshops to help prepare students for the presenting at a research conference. One session discusses the basics of creating an abstract with some examples.

I am a faculty member and I received an email stating that a student indicated I was their research mentor. Why did I receive this email?

Students must indicate a research mentor in their application for the Undergraduate Research Conference. You were included in the application for a student who has submitted a proposal for the Conference. Please contact the student and the Office of Undergraduate Research as soon as possible if you were unaware of this submission.