March 30, 2015
Texas Tech University's Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement will host the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) March 31-April 2. The event is one of the largest undergraduate research conferences in the region, featuring more than 200 undergraduate scholars from a variety of disciplines and more than 100 reviewers.
Events Tuesday (March 31) and Wednesday (April 1) include poster and oral presentations, performances and art exhibits, a mock trial presentation and a networking event featuring the work of William Westney. The conference concludes with the Undergraduate Research Spring Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (April 2), in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center with a keynote presentation, “Shake Up The World!” by Jill Patterson, professor of English and Texas Tech University Integrated Scholar.
“The Undergraduate Research Conference showcases the type of research and creative scholarship being performed by students all across the Texas Tech campus,” said Erin Justyna, assistant director of the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement. “Undergraduate students are able to present their work and receive constructive feedback from graduate students, faculty and staff. The conference is often an undergraduate student's first opportunity to interact with scholars across many discipline areas and gain experience as a presenter in his or her respective field. As one of the largest undergraduate research conferences in the region, the event also attracts visiting undergraduate scholars from Lubbock Christian University to Zamorano University in Honduras.”
For more information on the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement and for a full schedule of conference events, visit http://www.calue.ttu.edu.