Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference Frequently Asked Questions’s

What is IUURC?
  • The Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference, established in 1994, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity, in all fields of study, which is performed in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of an Indiana University undergraduate education. This is an annual meeting for undergraduate college students.
When is IUURC?
  • IUURC is on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You should arrive at least 30 minutes before hand to register and set up.
What will I do at IUURC?
  • Undergraduate students present their research either in an oral or poster presentation. Faculty mentors and research team members are invited and encouraged to attend.
If I choose to present orally, how long do I have?
  • Oral presentations are limited to 8-10 min followed by 2-4 min for Q&A for a total of 12 min. You will be asked to send your presentation slides to the organizers ahead of the conference date.
Do I have to be invited to submit to present?
  • No, any undergraduate student from any IU campus may submit an abstract for consideration.
Can I make a poster and do an oral presentation?
  • No, you must choose one.
What are the specifications for my poster?
  • Please visit Poster Design for specific instructions on designing your poster.
How do I register for the conference?Is this different from where I submit my abstract?How do I get to the conference?
  • Please click here for directions. Please contact your IUURC campus liaison for transportation information.
Where can I park?
  • Please click here for locations to park.
  • Click here to learn where you can legally park when visiting IUPUI
Will there be a luncheon?
  • No, however, we will provide preloaded meal cards for all attendees that can be used at a variety of places on campus.
How long am I required to stay?
  • The entire day; there are both morning and afternoon sessions.
What should I wear?
  • Please dress professionally. You are giving an academic presentation and should be dressed accordingly.
Will there be student awards?
  • Yes. Please click here for details.
Do I have to have a mentor to submit an abstract?
  • You must have your project faculty mentor approve your abstract.
Do I need to send my electronic slides for my oral presentation in advance?
  • Yes, you should make sure your slides are available online in addition to bringing a thumb drive. We will contact you to send us your slides ahead of time.