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Are you working on a research paper right now? Have you put in a lot of effort on a class project, but aren’t sure how you could use your work after the semester ended?  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.

What do you need to do to participate?

You can use the work you are have already done, or will do this semester. This may be a research paper you have written, an independent study you’ve worked on, a community service project, or a creative work in the arts.

Join us this spring to learn more about the conference and get support on completing your application. The spring workshop schedule for interested students begins this Wednesday:

  • 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

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.

2 Responses to “Present your research! Info session 1/29”

  1. Liza Harrington says:

    Hi Blessed!

    Pretty much any topic is good to present on at the conference. You should absolutely come to our workshop tomorrow afternoon – it’s from noon to 12:50 in the MacLeish room (which is C307, just outside the library). We can talk to you more about your topic and what is required for the conference. And we’ll have pizza, so you’ll get lunch, too.

  2. Blesed Ngoma says:

    I did a research paper in my introduction to Psychology classes on how having multiple sexual partners contributes to High Prevalence Rate of HIV infection in SubSahara. I can present this work at the conference. Is it something that can work?

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