Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the Butler
Undergraduate Research Conference and some basic answers to these
questions. Please read through these questions and answers to see
if you can find what you need here. If you still have not found the
information you need here, please email Dr. Mariangela
Maguire at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will try to get you the information you need.
Are all submissions for presentations accepted?
Yes and each presentation must have a faculty sponsor.
Do you have poster sessions? ~ Show Answer
Yes. When you submit your abstract you must indicate if
you intend to give an oral presentation or a poster.
Depending on the number of poster entries, the conference will
schedule two or three poster sessions at Irwin Library.
Can a presentation have more than two authors? Can it
have more than two presenters? ~ Show Answer
There is no limit on the number of names that can be included as
the authors of an oral presentation or poster presentation.
However, no more than TWO students may present a work in an oral
presentation session or a poster session.
If a project is completed by a large group or by an entire
class, you should consider breaking the project into sections and
having two students assigned to present each section of the
work. This situation is best presented in the poster session
When a work has two presenters, one student serves as the
primary presenter and submits an abstract to the URC
system. That student should list the name of the other
presenter and any additional authors. The second presenter
should also register at the same time but does not submit an
abstract. If additional authors of a presentation wish to
attend the conference, each student should register as a conference
Can I submit more than one paper or poster for
presentation? ~ Show Answer
Yes, but no student may participate in more than two
presentations. Students may participate in two oral
presentations or one oral presentation and one poster
presentation. However, given the way the poster sessions are
scheduled, it may not be possible to accommodate a student who
wants to make two poster presentations.
Do I need to submit a full paper of my research to the
conference or just an abstract? ~ Show Answer
Do you have sample abstracts I can view? ~ Show Answer
May I present in a foreign language (e.g., Spanish
or German)? ~ Show Answer
Yes. If you wish to make a presentation in a language other than
English, please select "Modern Foreign Language" as your desired
topic area on the abstract submission form.
May I request a specific time for my presentation
or change my time once it is scheduled? ~ Show Answer
How will I receive my registration
confirmation? ~ Show Answer
You will receive an email confirmation from the system. In the
email will be a registration confirmation number.
May I change my topic and talk after I have
submitted my abstract? ~ Show Answer
No. As you finish your study and get it ready for presentation,
you may learn that something you indicated you would do or say in
your abstract is not true or not possible. Please tell your
audience of the change when you give the presentation.
May I withdraw my presentation after
submission? ~ Show Answer
Submitting an abstract for presentation is a professional
commitment. If you submit an abstract, you are agreeing to present
it at the conference on that day. If you are, for reasons beyond
your control, unable to attend, you should first try to get an
undergraduate colleague to present the paper for you. If you can
not find someone to replace you, send an email to email@example.com to inform us that
you are unable to attend and are unable to find a replacement. We
will inform the session chair that you will not be able to present.
We are sorry, but we are unable to refund registration fees for any
I found a typographical error in my abstract after I
submitted it, can I fix it? ~ Show Answer
I was unable to attend the conference. How can I get a
copy of the program? ~ Show Answer