Undergraduate Research Conferences
Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference
Formerly, the Purdue Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium (URPS)
Thursday, April 4, 2019: Oral Presentations, 1-4pm, STEW 214
Tuesday, April 9, 2019: Poster Symposium, 9-11:30am & 1-3:30pm, PMU Ballrooms
Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019 for Oral Presentations and the Poster Symposium (note the extension for oral presentations)
A special oral presentation track has been added this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing. Research that utilizes Apollo-related archival sources will be eligible for awards in this one-time "Apollo in the Archives" category sponsored by Purdue Archives and Special Collections.
A special oral presentation symposium will occur before the oral presentations on April 4. The "Literature, Language, and Culture" Symposium (hosted by the Department of English and the School of Languages and Culture) will feature student research in the humanities, including in literature, languages, and linguistics. If your research fits in this category, please select the appropriate box on the application form to be contacted about presenting during this symposium. Note: This is in addition to the oral presentations for the Conference.
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 awards!
The Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring is judged where students can receive awards.
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 & 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. 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.