2018 Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective (GURC) Conference

The GURC (Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective) Conference will be held at the University of North Georgia on the Gainesville Campus on November 2-3, 2018. Please make plans to present your undergraduate research at the conference. 

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We seek abstracts of no more than 300 words describing your research and/or creative activity. All abstracts should be submitted through the Digital Commons portal here. The deadline to submit abstracts is September 21, 2018, at midnight.

On the whole, abstracts should clearly explain the project’s purpose, offer an overview of the scholarly context of the project, include any methodological approaches used, and discuss the outcomes of the project. GURC also welcomes in-process projects that may not be completely finalized by the conference. Strong abstracts will make a clear case for the significance or relevance of the project to the larger field of inquiry. You may include references, but they are not required.

Abstracts should be well-written, well-organized, and adhere to the standards of academic writing. Please be sure to proofread carefully as selected abstracts will be posted online.  Note: Abstracts for the visual arts may also upload an image of their artwork under the “additional files” tab. Abstracts for the performing arts may also upload a video under the “additional files” tab. These additional files are not required; an abstract will suffice.

Each presentation room will be equipped with a computer, internet, WiFi, and an overhead projector.

Click here to begin the abstract submission process. HERE


OCTOBER 27-28, 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Beheruz N. Sethna

President Emeritus (1994-2013) and Regents' Professor of Marketing, University of West Georgia

"Why Student Research and Creative Work is Relevant in a Rapidly Changing Society."

Watch a TEDx Talk by Dr. Sethna here.

You are able to watch a retrospective of Dr. Sethna's presidency at the University of West Georgia here.


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Doreen Sams, Ph.D.
Faculty Coordinator for MURACE