The annual Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference is the premier, campus-wide celebration of research, creative endeavors, and scholarly activity conducted by undergraduates representing all colleges and schools. More than 800 students delivered 35 oral presentations on April 4, 2019 and nearly 500 poster presentations on April 9, 2019. Student presenters communicated their research methods and findings to an audience eager to learn what the students accomplished and how those efforts contribute to the larger body of knowledge. More than 200 faculty, staff, and graduate students served as judges to evaluate students’ presentations. Participating colleges, schools, and units distributed a total of $16,500 in awards to top oral and poster presenters in recognition of both the students’ projects and their abilities to disseminate those results.

The Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference is part of a series of research symposia available to undergraduate researchers at Purdue. In addition to the spring conference, student researchers may present at the Fall Undergraduate Research Expo and the Summer Research Poster Session. Researchers interested in presenting at a research symposium should check for upcoming dates and submission deadlines on the Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research’s website (http://www.purdue.edu/undergrad-research).