The first-ever Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference (UROC), featuring research and creative works by UNM undergraduate students, is set for Thursday, April 19 in the UNM Student Union Building (SUB). The event, sponsored by various programs, departments and colleges, is designed to promote and showcase the UNM undergraduate research activities.

The goal of UROC is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research projects in and outside of classroom/lab; create the opportunities for undergraduate students to network with faculty, graduate students, and greater UNM community; and to showcase the undergraduate research to UNM communities including donors, policymakers, local business and industries.

Three categories comprise the UROC including oral presentations, poster presentations and UROC 180, which feature undergraduate student research presentations from a wide variety of disciplines in a 180-second elevator pitch style competition. All majors and phases of projects are celebrated from proposals to completed work. Participant abstracts are published in the Conference Program, and students can include their presentation on resumes, CVs and graduate school applications.

For a list of schedules and times for each category, visit UROC schedule.

Additionally, conference organizers are seeking volunteers to manage the event. It’s easy to volunteer. Simply fill out the Online Volunteer Form and a UROC team member will contact you. For more information, visit Volunteer/Evaluator.

UROC sponsors include Honors College, Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Research, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering and Satellite Coffee.

For more information, visit Undergraduate Research Opportunity Conference.