Undergraduate Research Conference 2023

The 2023 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!

Our keynote speaker is Stacy Miner, Ph.D., RN, CCRP.

Call to Present

Kent State University students from all disciplines and programs are invited to participate in the 18th annual Undergraduate Research Conference to be held on Friday, December 8, 2023 during the last week of classes. The conference will feature student presentations about research they completed during the 2022 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.

Deadline to submit an application is November 19, 2023.



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 2023 calendar year are eligible to participate. 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.  


Students from each session will be eligible to win prizes: $150 for First place, $100 for Second place, and $50 for Third place. In addition, winning students will be highlighted in Salem press coverage. Participation offers students the opportunity to be recognized for their research, share what they have learned, and engage in discussion with the academic community.

Schedule: The conference is in person at the KSU Salem Campus.

  • 8 a.m. registration begins
  • 8:15 a.m. Dean's brief welcome
  • 8:30 a.m. Breakout session 1
  • 9:30 a.m. Breakout session 2
  • 10:30 a.m. Breakout session 3
  • 11:30 a.m. Keynote speaker (Stacy Miner) and closing remarks

Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday November 19, 2023.

Sign up by clicking the link below

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