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. Rusty Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to
get you the information you need.
Are all submissions for
presentations accepted? ~ Show Answer
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.
Can a presentation have more than
two authors? Can it have more than two presenters? ~
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 attendee.
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.
Do I need to submit a full
paper of my research to the conference or just an abstract?
Do you have sample abstracts I
can view? ~ Show Answer
Yes. You may view sample abstracts from the 2012 URC.
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
I was unable to attend the
conference. How can I get a copy of the program? ~ Show