Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, April 23, 2021
The annual Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference (MassURC) brings together undergraduate students from the twenty-eight public colleges and universities within the Commonwealth. During this one-day event, the public has a chance to see the diverse and defining research that Massachusetts students are conducting with the support of faculty. The conference serves to broaden our understanding of research, showcasing investigation in over sixty subject areas, including biochemistry, history, architecture, marketing, fine art, and sociology. Going beyond observing, conference attendees have a chance to engage with each researcher and get an intimate look at how the research was conducted, in addition to the purpose and outcomes.
Students who would like to present during the virtual Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference must register and submit a research abstract via the MassURC system.
Each of the twenty-eight public colleges and universities within the Commonwealth has at least one Campus Contact who is available to answer questions from student presenters and faculty.
MassURC in Review
2019 (25th Anniversary)
In 2019, over 1,250 students from twenty-four 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.
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. MassURC is 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.