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UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference 2014
Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Location: Barnhardt Student Activity Center

Deadline: April 1


The UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is a university-wide showcase of research projects completed by undergraduate students of all levels from all colleges and departments in the university.  The URC is sponsored by Academic Affairs, the Atkins Library and the Levine Scholars program. 

The work presented ranges from in-class projects to year-long honors theses and everything in between. The type of research varies depending on the discipline, and includes everything from philosophical analysis to hands-on data collection in a lab or in the field.  
Students have the choice of presenting their work in poster or oral formats. Students may present individually or in groups.  Both are judged during the conference and general prizes are awarded by discipline following the key-note speaker.
In addition to departmental awards and Honors College awards, students have an optional opportunity to apply for an Atkins Library Undergraduate Research Award. Five awards of $1000 each will be awarded annually. 

New to the URC in 2013-2014
  • Students, Faculty or Staff can host Informational booths about their own organizations (e.g., Career Center, student clubs, academic centers, etc.) and provide information about the research or other academic potential that the organization offers. These booths would be similar to commercial advertising exhibits at a professional conference.Exhibitor Information and Registration
  • As an effort to highlight UNC Charlotte’s commitment to all research related to sustainability, and to take advantage of the synergy of combining the Sustainability Conference with the URC, the URC will offer a permanent additional award competition for all students whose research is related to sustainability. This competition will be judged in the same way as the departmental competitions, but will be a multidisciplinary contest between all sustainability-related presentations. 

  • Levine Scholar students have volunteered to assist in the running of the conference itself.  Thanks in advance Levine Scholars!


Students must be currently enrolled at UNC Charlotte to participate in the conference. Graduate students and post-bac students may participate if 1) the presented research was completed at UNC Charlotte as an undergraduate and 2) their undergraduate graduation date was no earlier than the December prior to the conference.
Students may submit up to two research projects as first or sole author. If two projects are submitted then the presentations must be different formats:  one oral and one poster.  It is allowable, however, for a student to be listed as a secondary (or tertiary, etc.) author on multiple presentations.