Undergraduate Research Conference participants

URC Information

The 22st Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

URC participant

MCLA will hold the 22st Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on April 18th, 2024.

Part of the Undergraduate Research Program, the URC highlights MCLA's commitment to nurturing a dynamic culture of research: inquiry, exploration, and mentorship and we encourage you to explore the many ways MCLA students are making an impact in their disciplines and communities.

The Undergraduate Research Advisory Board is soliciting 150-word abstracts for presentations: papers, posters, creative writing, visual artwork, and performance.  
Submission guidelines and deadlines: Students will submit 150-word abstracts by March 8th at 5pm using Dynamic Forms. Faculty sponsors will review and approve abstracts by March 18th using the same Dynamic Form. 

Submit your abstract here

Students who wish to participate should consult with their faculty advisor before submitting an abstract.

Students conducting research with human or animal subjects must apply for IRB/IACUC approval by March 1st, 2024, to present that research at URC. 

URC participant

Presentation guidelines: Paper and creative writing presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes, including Q&A. Time limits on performances will be set once we know how many submissions we receive. Posters will be available during the poster session. Visual artwork will remain on display throughout the conference. Special session presentations will be of variable length depending on the number of papers in that session. 

Eligible presenters should consider applying for the MCLA Scholar Designation by April 1st, 2024.

MCLA's Mini Grants provide support to students conducting independent, faculty-mentored research, creative, and scholarly work. Students can apply for up to $300 individually, or $600 in groups to support the purchase of materials/supplies, participation in conferences, etc. Applications are due by Friday, March 1, 2024.

MiniGrant Submission

The keynote speaker for the 2024 URC will be MCLA alumnus Devin Philbrick '12.

A full conference program will be available a week before the URC.

For questions, contact Dr. Graziana Ramsden, Chair of Undergraduate Research or Dr. Caren Beilin, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Research.