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Are you working on a research paper right now? Have you put in a lot of effort, but aren’t sure how you can use your work after the semester ends?  Consider presenting your work at the 2014 UMass Undergraduate Research Conference! Presenting at a conference can help you showcase your work and network with other students – and would be an incredible addition to a resume or transfer application.  If we have enough interested students, we will also host an event at GCC where our students can give poster presentations of their research.

What is the Undergraduate Research Conference?  Who participates?

Each year undergraduate students of diverse backgrounds from across the Massachusetts Public System of Higher Education gather to present the results of their original work in oral and poster presentations before their peers, faculty, and the public.  Community College students present along with 4 year students.  GCC has had past successful student presenters!

Students present work related to:

  • Thesis research
  • Creative work in the visual and performing arts
  • Independent study
  • Community service
  • Study abroad

First held in 1995 for the four undergraduate campuses of the UMass system, the conference has grown to involve more than 600 students from nearly all of the public colleges and universities in Massachusetts.

What do you need to do to participate?

You can use the work you are already doing! Simply finish your research or projects this semester. Then, join us in the spring to learn more about the conference and get support on completing your application.

The spring workshop schedule is:

  • Wednesday, January 29th , 12:00 – 1:00, MacLeish Room:  Information Session about the UMass Undergraduate Conference and Overview on how to write an  abstract
  • Monday, February 3rd, 12:00 – 1:00, Humanities Studio: Abstract Writing Workshop
  • Monday, February 10th, 12:00 – 1:00, Humanities Studio: Drop in help on editing and revising your abstract
  • Monday, April 7th, 12:00 – 1:00, location TBD: Preparing for a your Poster Presentation

Please contact Judi Greene-Corvee ( or Liza Harrington ( with any questions.

Best of luck with the end of the semester!

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