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Attention all MassURC Participants: 

MassURC will be held on Friday, April 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please take note of the following important details for the day of the conference:

  • To access the conference website and your presenter account, log in to the CVent Attendee Hub. From there, you can view the conference schedule, watch pre-recorded presentation videos, and explore other panels happening throughout the conference day. Please ensure that you check your Junk/Spam folder for the verification code. Prior to your panel, we recommend that you watch your co-presenters' videos and take notes for an engaging discussion period afterward.
  • Virtual Help Desk: MassURC staff will be available today from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to answer your questions at the Info/Help Desk on the Attendee Hub conference website.

We are excited for all the great discussions today! If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


MassURC 2023 Attendee Hub Info Session

Check out this info session for essential information for attendees at the 2023 MassURC. Be sure to download the MassURC 2023 Presenter Guidebook for more helpful information.


MassURC Presenter Resources:  

Find useful information on all things MassURC, from sample videos, to info on filming your video presentation, to best practices for the day of the conference.



The Virtual 2023 MassURC requires ALL presenters to:  

1) submit a pre-recorded, video presentation (4-10 min. length)  
2) participate in a real-time, virtual, conference day session

The 45-minute day-of sessions take place through the MassURC event hub.



RHPs are live, 45-minute sessions taking place virtually through the MassURC event hub. These panels are designed for MassURC presenters to explore a common theme or research topic and share their ideas, research experiences, and passions with faculty and peers. 

Each panel will bring together five to six presenters or presenter groups based on similarities within their research. Each presenter will be given 3-4 minutes to share the highlights from their research. Presenters are encouraged to use a visual aid to support their research highlights. These could be in the form of a poster, graphs, presentation slides, photographs, etc.  

Each RHP will conclude with 10-15 minutes of faculty-facilitated conversation and discussion among the research presenters, as well as Q & A for audience members.   




Fri, Dec 2

MassURC system opens for registration & submission

Fri, Feb 21

Presenter: Abstract Submission Deadline

Fri, Mar 10

Faculty Sponsor: Abstract Approval Deadline

Fri, Apr 14

Presenter: Video Presentation Submission Deadline

Fri, Apr 28

Conference Day




All undergraduate students enrolled at any of the 28 public colleges or universities within Massachusetts – UMass campuses, state universities, or community colleges - are eligible to submit abstracts and present.

Each Presenter is required to have a Faculty Sponsor who is willing to assist them in writing their abstract, review and approve the abstract submission, and provide support in preparation for their presentation.


    Group Presentation Guidelines

  • One student must serve as the Group Leader. The Group Leader is the student who submits the abstract on behalf of the group.
  • ALL Group Members must register in the system independently. They are responsible for requesting membership by selecting the affiliated abstract on their profile page in the MassURC system.
  • The Group Leader will accept the Group Membership request through the automated prompt when the request is submitted.
  • Any Group Member who is NOT registered in the system and accepted into the group will not be emailed presenter updates for the conference, listed in conference materials, nor registered as a Presenter for the day of the conference. Therefore, it is essential for the Group Leader to make sure that ALL Group Members are identified with the abstract submission in the MassURC system. 




An abstract is a brief, written synopsis of the topic being presented. It highlights the major points covered while concisely describing the content and scope of the work. The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words.

When a student “Submits an abstract,” they have registered in the MassURC online system and submitted an abstract with presentation details for review. The Faculty Sponsor then needs to approve for acceptance to present.


When and How to Submit an Abstract

Steps to submit your abstract:

  1. Create a user account in the MassURC registration system when it opens on December 2, 2022
  2. Confirm your account by checking your email
  3. Log back into the system to complete all steps for abstract submission (Note: you can save your abstract information and return to it before submitting)
  4. Click Submit abstract when you are ready for your Faculty Sponsor to review

Only when you click the “Submit” button will your Faculty Sponsor be notified that your abstract is ready and have access to review.

Once you submit your abstract: 

  • Your Faculty Sponsor will receive an email notification through the MassURC system and will be able to follow the provided link to review your abstract and either mark it “Approved” or “Needs Revisions.”

Note: Students are typically approved to make only one presentation during the conference.


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A collection of tools and videos to assist students who are presenting their research, individually or in a group, at the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research conference 



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Names and contact information for the individual(s) from each of the 28 schools included in MassURC, who can assist students and faculty who have questions about the conference.

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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.

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