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.
The 2020 Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference (MassURC) has been canceled in light of the unfolding Covid-19 situation.
26TH MASSACHUSETTS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Friday, April 24, 2020, 8 AM – 5 PM
Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst
2020 MassURC Keynote Speaker
Eric Poehler, PhD, planned to share the work he has done to overcome the challenges presented by Pompeii’s nearly three-hundred-year-long history of research and publication with two interrelated digital research projects: the Pompeii Bibliography and Mapping Project and the Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project. In addition, Professor Poehler and undergraduate research students Rachel Bisson ‘22, Seth Mastroianni ‘23, and Cinzia Presti ‘20, who he worked with throughout the year, planned to give guided virtual tours of the ancient city.
MassURC is a State-Wide Partnership
We thank each of our partners for their dedication to research and their commitment to showcasing the work being done by undergraduate students across the Commonwealth:
- Faculty Sponsors - faculty members from all participating campuses who work directly with students to prepare their research, abstracts, and presentations for the conference.
- Campus Contacts - volunteers who serve as the "go-to" person on each of the public colleges or universities across Massachusetts, assisting students and faculty who have questions about the conference.
- Abstract Reviewers - faculty members from across the Massachusetts public college campuses who volunteer their time to read and rank submitted abstracts for oral presentation in areas of study closely aligned with their field of expertise.
- MassURC Administrative Team - the group of Commonwealth Honors College staff members who manage the planning, promotion, and delivery of the conference, including Emily Hodos, Conference Coordinator, and Jessica Orlando, Conference Assistant, Natalie Georges, Kris Halpin, Ashley Braziel, Peter Brown, Nick Wojcik, Maya Dennis; and faculty members who provide invaluable guidance: Alexandrina Deschamps, Neal Anderson, and Julian Tyson.
We also acknowledge the institutions who have continued to support the conference: 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.
Please reach out to the MassURC representative for your campus if you need additional information or to help connect you with other members of your campus community.