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URC Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in attending the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference (TTU URC). Please review the following questions to assist in answering any additional conference related questions you may have.

Can I present my research if it is not currently completed?

Research projects may still be in progress at the time of abstract submission. It is not necessary to have final results or conclusions at the time of presentation. We recommend that you discuss your project with your faculty mentor to confirm your project will be ready for presenting in a poster format by the conference date.

Can I submit more than one abstract?

Due to space limitations, each undergraduate researcher is encouraged to only submit one abstract for consideration to the TTU URC. Multiple abstract submissions will only be considered in special circumstances and with pre-approval from the Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences.

Can I have a co-presenter?

Yes! "Groups" of up to two students can present at the TTU URC. Please note that only one Abstract Submission form should be submitted on behalf of the group project. There are separate Abstract Submission and Conference Registration processes. Group members will have the chance to register as a conference participant individually during the official registration period in the Spring.

Who can present during the Conference?

All undergraduate students currently enrolled at an institution of higher education are eligible to present at the conference. 

What is a poster presentation?

A poster presentation is a visual display of your work where you will interact with conference participants in a large group setting. Conference posters should be 4'x4' or smaller.

Can I attend part of the conference?

Registered attendees are invited, but not required, to participate in as many conference activities as desired. 

What are the expectations for conference presenters?

Presenters will be expected to stand with their posters throughout their entire session. Business casual or business professional dress is recommended for presentations and throughout the conference. 

May my family and friends attend?

Family and friends are welcome to attend the conference. However, guests that would like to participate in any RSVP events will need to register for the conference.

Who will be reviewing my presentation?

Faculty, staff, and graduate students from the TTU system may serve as a reviewer. Those interested in serving as a reviewer should complete the reviewer registration form.