Undergraduate Research Conference 2019

The 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is an annual event held each fall at the Salem campus. It showcases the best of undergraduate research done by students and presented by students. Students from all campuses are welcome!

Call to Present

Kent State University students from all disciplines and programs are invited to participate in the 15th annual Undergraduate Research Conference to be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 during the last week of classes. The conference will feature student presentations about research they completed during the 2019 calendar year or in collaboration with a Kent State University faculty member. Presentations may be in the form of oral presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations or creative performances. Reports of in-progress research will also be accepted.

How to Apply 

  1. Complete the online application See links below for registration forms.
  2. Presenters may be nominated by a faculty member or they may self-nominate.

Poster Registration   Oral Presentation Registration


Undergraduates at any level and in any discipline may report on research in for-credit Kent State University classes from any campus or in collaboration with a member of the university faculty during the 2019 calendar year are eligible to participate. Students in online classes are eligible if they travel to Salem to present at the conference. Research presented at previous Undergraduate Research Conferences is not eligible for presentation. Presentations may be projects completed by students during the semester. All presenters must have a Kent State faculty sponsor.  


Participation offers students the opportunity to be recognized for their research, share what they have learned, and engage in discussion with the academic community. Students who present will be eligible to win one of the prizes established to encourage excellence in student research.

Oral Presentations
  • 1st prize $150
  • 2nd prize $100.
  • 3rd prize $50.
Poster Presentations
  • 1st Prize: $150.
  • 2nd Prize: $100.
  • 3rd Prize: $50.

Special Instructional seminar for Posters

This year, we are highly encouraging poster presenters to print posters instead of using a tri-fold. Posters should be created in Microsoft PowerPoint.

The first 15 people to submit their finished poster to Maegan Richards (Salem Campus Librarian, mrichar4@kent.edu) will receive free printing. After that printing will be $15 a poster. Posters can be 3x3ft or 3x4ft. ALL posters should be submitted for printing by Monday, December 2 by 5 p.m. Tri-folds will be accepted, but printed posters are preferred.


Special Instructions seminar for Oral Presentations

Oral presentations should be approximately 10-15 minutes in length. You may use any presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint, Prezi) during your presentation.

NEW this year: You will be able to choose if you want your oral presentation judged during the conference, if you want a paper version of your oral presentation judged, or both judged.  In addition to first, second, and third prizes for oral presentations, we will award first ($150), second ($100), and third ($50) prizes for paper versions of your presentation.  Papers must be submitted to Rachael Blasiman (rvolokho@kent.edu) by November 26 at 5 p.m.

Sign up by clicking the links below.


Register for Poster Presentation Now!   Register for Oral Presentation Now!