Nineteenth annual IU Undergraduate Research Conference

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Date(s) - 11/22/2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Indiana University Memorial Union


For full details, visit the conference website.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Learning through Research” which highlights the emphasis that Indiana University places on under­graduate research as a “powerful pedagogy.”


The Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference (IUURC), 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 annual meeting for college students represents the nine campuses of Indiana University: IU Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, IU East, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. Each year the IUURC Steering Committee invites a distinguished speaker to focus on a topic that would be of interest to all undergraduate researchers.

This annual statewide conference celebrates undergraduate research and scholarly and creative achievement, in addition to fostering professional development and lifelong learning. Undergraduate researchers deliver oral or poster presentations, and a number of prior IUURC’s engaged undergraduate students in roundtable sessions where they discussed their research procedures and findings. In presenting at IUURC, these budding scholars meet the important challenge of communicating the knowledge that they have created through conducting their research and the insights they have gained in the process. The Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference would not be possible without the commitment of the faculty members and staff researchers who work tirelessly to mentor novice researchers, undergraduate students learning to explore their disciplines in such professional settings as the laboratory bench, archaeological digs, libraries and museums, and in the studio.

CRL Sponsored Bus

The Center for Research and Learning will be providing transportation for CRL students who wish to participate. Please contact Sharvonne Williams at for more information and to sign up to ride the bus. Please write in your email subject line, “bus” and the program you are in. If you sign up, you must ride both to and from the conference.


How do I register for the conference? Online registration is possible here.

Is this different from where I submit my abstract? Yes, to submit your abstract please e-mail it to Your abstract must be saved in Microsoft Office Word (.doc) format.

How do I get to the conference? Please contact your IUURC campus liaison for transportation information. Visit the IU Memorial Union website for directions.