Campus Contacts

Campus Contacts

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Who is a Campus Contact?

The "go-to" person for undergraduate student presenters and faculty who have questions about the conference. Each of the 28 schools included in the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference has at least one Campus Contact, who acts as a liaison between their campus and the Conference Coordinator at UMass Amherst.

What are Campus Contact responsibilities?

  • Publicize the Undergraduate Research Conference on their campus
  • Monitor the status of students' abstracts on their campus
  • Contact presenters and their faculty sponsors if an abstract is late for submission or approval
  • Provide presenters with information about how to: Write abstracts, give poster and oral presentations, as well as answer other questions students may have
  • Communicate with the Conference Coordinator on behalf of their presenters and faculty to share relevant information and to ask questions as needed
  • Assist presenters with coordination of transportation to the conference



Find Your Campus Contact:


Berkshire Community College    

Chris Laney:


Bridgewater State University

Sean Maguire: 


Bristol Community College

Denise DiMarzio:


Bunker Hill Community College

André Alexis Robinson:


Cape Cod Community College

Kate Martin:


Fitchburg State University

Catherine Buell:

Monica Maldari:


Framingham State University

Rebecca Carr:


Greenfield Community College

Claire Lobdell:


Holyoke Community College

Vanessa Martinez:


Massachusetts Bay Community College

Jason Mazaik:


Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Lisong Liu:


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Hannah Haynes:

Mohamad Junaid: 


Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Elaine Craghead:


Massasoit Community College

Angelina Avedano:


Middlesex Community College

Binnur Ercem:


Mount Wachusett Community College

Daniel Soucy:


North Shore Community College

Tiffany Magnolia:


Northern Essex Community College

Ginger Hurajt:


Quinsigamond Community College

Jean Kennedy:


Roxbury Community College

Jason Laguna:


Salem State University

Scott Nowka:


Springfield Technical Community College

John Diffley:


UMass Amherst

Ann Marie Russell:


UMass Boston

Jason Roush:


UMass Dartmouth

Pamela Karimi:


UMass Lowell

Jenifer Whitten-Woodring:


Westfield State University

Lamis Jarvinen:


Worcester State University

Alessandra Bazo Vienrich:


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Students from across the state have the opportunity to present their research findings or thesis at the annual MassURC.


Learn who is eligible to be a presenter at MassURC, how to submit an abstract, and presentation options during the conference. 

Find Resources for Presenters

Faculty Sponsor

All students who present during MassURC must have a Faculty Sponsor who works directly with them to prepare their research, abstract, and presentation for the conference.