Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

Honors College students frequently join students from across the state to present their Honors Thesis or research findings at the annual MassURC. 

Supported by Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, the Massachusetts State University Council of Presidents, and the Massachusetts Community Colleges.



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Friday, April 24, 2020, 8 AM – 5 PM

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst



The Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference (MassURC) is an annual one-day event for undergraduate students from the 28 public colleges and universities across the Commonwealth to present research, share knowledge, and learn from fellow students. Attendance at MassURC is free and open to the public. 



Be a Presenter

Undergraduate students from the 28 public universities and colleges across Massachusetts are encouraged to present on any topic of interest in their academic studies. For some, this may be traditional, scientific research. For others, this could include learning and discoveries in areas such as comparative literature, religion, mathematics, public health, education, and more. Research in-progress may be presented so that feedback may guide or improve a project.


MassURC 2020 Important Dates

Mon, Dec 16       

MassURC System opens for registration & submission

Fri, Feb 14

Presenter: Abstract Submission Deadline

Fri, Feb 21

Faculty Sponsor: Initial Review Deadline

Wed, Feb 26

Presenter: Abstract Revisions Deadline 

Fri, Feb 28

Faculty Sponsor: Final Approval Deadline

Fri, Mar 27

Presenter Schedules Announced 

Fri, April 24


Campus Contact

Campus Contacts

There is at least one MassURC representative on each of the public colleges or universities across Massachusetts, serving as the "go-to" person for students and faculty who have questions about the conference.  

Find your Campus Contact


Faculty Sponsors

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

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2019 MassURC

In 2019, over 1,250 students from 24 public universities, colleges, and community colleges presented their original research and celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference. David W. Cash, Ph.D., Dean and Associate Professor, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston, delivered the keynote address. 

Complete list of presentations during the 2019 MassURC

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