About UTPA'S URC
University of Texas, Pan American’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Service Learning invites all undergraduates in all academic fields to submit an abstract and registration information to participate in our annual undergraduate research conference.
Research projects must have been conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor or professional in the field, must be original, documented, and of high quality. Proposals to present will be reviewed by disciplinary panels.
Students will present their research projects to faculty, staff and other conference participants in either an oral or poster format. The oral presentation will allow students to give a 15-minute presentation of their topic and includes time for questions. Each oral session will be moderated by a faculty member. There will be sessions for “works in progress” where projects can be discussed for feedback.
For the poster session, students will design a visual poster representing their research and will present their work to individual conference participants over a 1-hour session. The call to submit an abstract proposal to present will go out to UTPA students in the fall every year and submissions will adhere to a strict timeframe (check our "Call for Proposals" tab for deadlines).
The Office of UR&SL offers workshops to prepare students for research and conference presentations.
Who is eligible:
Any undergraduate student currently enrolled in any discipline at UTPA. Any Student who will have graduated in spring or summer 2013 will also be eligible to present as long as s/he has not started post-baccalaureate study and the research.
- Contact Dr. Danika M. Brown, Nina Medrano, or Brittany Ramirez.
- Identify a potential research project, or a previous project you’d like to consider revising and/or expanding upon.
- Attend our workshops on identifying a faculty mentor (if you don’t already have one in mind), preparing a proposal abstract, preparing a paper, preparing a poster presentation, and tips for successful oral presentations.
- Submit abstract proposal for consideration.
- If accepted: work with your faculty advisor/mentor to finalize research and prepare paper/poster for presentation.