March 24 is the deadline to register for UNC Charlotte’s Undergraduate Research Conference (URC), a University-wide showcase of undergraduate research projects.
Sponsored by Academic Affairs, Atkins Library, the Charlotte Research Institute, Honors College, and Levine Scholars Program, the conference will be Friday, April 21, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. Colleges and departments across the University also provide conference support. This event will be open to the campus community and to invited guests.
Work being presented can range from in-class projects to year-long honors theses. Students can organize their work in poster or oral formats, individually or in groups. Both formats are judged during the conference, and general prizes are awarded by discipline. Students may submit up to two research projects as first or sole author by 5 p.m., Friday, March 24.
Beginning this year, all registrants will be required to provide a project abstract, a succinct, single-paragraph summary of the paper’s purpose, main points, method, findings and conclusions. Abstracts should provide brief, relevant scholarly or research context that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry. For the URC, abstracts have a 200-word limit.