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Undergraduate Research Festival

Tuesday, March 10–Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Undergraduate Research Festival sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) celebrates undergraduate research, scholarship, and other creative activities. CUR supports high-quality research and creative activities that engage students through inquiry-based learning to advance the University of the Sciences’ educational mission.

The event showcases undergraduate research, scholarly achievement, and creative work through several events:

  • Images of Research and Scholarship Exhibit-Competition
  • Elevator Research Talk Competition
  • USURF Recognition Lunch (by invitation only)
  • SPEED-MEET with Faculty Research Mentors
  • Humanities Panel Discussion
  • Alumni Career Panel (joint SRS-CUR-IA activity)
  • 8th Undergraduate Research Symposium (Oral and Poster Sessions)


Tuesday, March 10

Images of Research & Scholarship Exhibit-Competition

Multidisciplinary, friendly exhibit/competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research.

Soft opening 10 a.m. 
McNeil Science and Technology Center Atrium

USciences Summer Undergraduate Research Fund Recognition Lunch

(By Invitation Only)
12-1 p.m.
Wilson 205-212

Speed Meeting with Faculty Research Mentors

Undergrads sign up to meet with volunteer USciences faculty researchers for a 5-min “encounter” to discuss what research is like in their group.

2-3 p.m.
STC 337

Wednesday, March 11

CUR Festival Registration Opening

11:40 a.m.
McNeil Science and Technology Center Atrium

CUR Festival Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

12:00 p.m.
McNeil Science and Technology Center Atrium

Images of Research & Scholarship Exhibit/Competition

A multidisciplinary, friendly exhibit/competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of undergraduate student research.

Elevator Talk Competition: 12:20 p.m.
Judging by faculty attendees 12-4 p.m.
McNeil Science and Technology Center Atrium

Alumni Research Career Panel

Sponsored jointly by Student Research Society/CUR/Institutional Advancement – Listen to career stories of USciences alumni who did undergrad research at USciences and are now established in their professions.

6-8 p.m.
Rosenberger Hall 102

Thursday, March 12

Humanities Panel Discussion

Three or four student papers explore a common topic or theme through paper presentations, Q &A, and open discussion.

1-3 pm.
McNeil Science and Technology Center 337

Poster Session Student Setup

4 pm.
Athletic/Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room

Research Symposium

5-6:15 pm.
Athletic/Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room

Poster Session

6:15 - 7:30 pm.
Athletic/Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room

More Information

For more information, including information on submissions and deadlines for entries, see the CUR Undergraduate Research Festival page on the CUR research site.


Roberto Ramos, PhD


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495