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. 





Friday, April 24, 2020, 8 AM – 5 PM

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst


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.


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.

MassURC is Free and Open to the Public 



Be a Presenter

Students 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.

Deadline to submit an abstract: February 14, 2020

 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          Conference Day


Faculty Sponsor

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.

Learn more about being a Faculty Sponsor

2019 MassURC

In 2019, over 1,250 students from 23 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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