Undergraduate Research Conferences

The Office of Undergraduate Research sponsors events where student researchers can present their work each semester. Compare the different conferences on our comparison website.

Fall Undergraduate Research Exposition (Fall Expo)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Oral Presentations, 8:30-11:30am, STEW 214ABCD

Poster Symposium, 1-4pm, PMU Ballrooms

Deadline to apply: October 10, 2018

Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference

Formerly, the Purdue Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium (URPS)

Thursday, April 4, 2019: Oral Presentations, 1-4pm, STEW 214ABCD

Tuesday, April 9, 2019: Poster Symposium, 9-11:30am & 1-3:30pm, PMU Ballrooms

Deadline to apply: Oral presentations, February 4, 2019; Poster Symposium, March 1, 2019
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 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 prizes!

The Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring is judged where winners can receive prizes.

These events are 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 • 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. A primary option is the annual campus-wide Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference held in April. Several undergraduate research programs and academic units also have symposiums/poster sessions throughout the year. For example, the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program (DURI) conducts a forum and poster session near the end of the academic year. For those students who are willing to invest more effort, the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) holds the option of experiencing the scholarly publishing process and its benefits. The Purdue Journal of Service-Learning (PJSL) is a multi-disciplinary Open Access journal available in print and online dedicated to students who conduct projects with strong service-learning and academic civic engagement aspects. Click “Get Published” for more information.