Undergraduate Research

Second Annual Upstate NY Undergraduate Research Conference

Union College

Schenectady, NY

Saturday, September 22, 9:00am-4:00pm


Student presenters should submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations by filling out the form by clicking HERE. (Abstract Submission has closed.) The deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday, August 13th. Students and faculty will be notified of their acceptance by Sept. 1st. (Notification was sent to the student who submitted the form and the faculty advisor. Other student names will be included in the program.)

There is no registration fee to participate and Union College and the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium will provide lunch and other light refreshments. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to Union.
All attendees (students and faculty) must REGISTER here in order to receive a lunch ticket. Deadline for Registration is Sept. 12. 

9-9:30 Registration 
Cider & Doughnuts; Coffee, Tea in Wold Atrium 
Coffee and Tea available in Wold Atrium throughout the day.
9:30 - 9:45 Hang posters for both sessions in Wold Atrium
9:45 - 11:05 Session I (Talks) Various Locations
11:15 - 12:15 Session II (Posters) Wold Atrium
12:20-1:20 Lunch Reamer Campus Center
1:30-1:50 Session III (Talks) Various Locations
3:00-4:00 Session IV (Posters) Wold Atrium

We are currently working on the detailed schedule for the program and will post it soon.
Schedule of Presentations
Abstracts of Presentations 

Talks will be 15 min. with 5 min. for questions. We will provide electronic classrooms with projection equipment and computers.
Posters must be a maximum of 4' wide x 3' high. We will provide poster boards and push pins.
The conference will take place in the Peter Irving Wold Center (Wold) and the F.W. Olin Center (Olin). Directions from the parking lot to the Wold Center are indicated by a red line on this map


Directions to Union College

Campus Maps including Parking information
I recommend parking in the lot that is at the corner of Nott St. and Seward Place. You can enter it from either road. There are closer lots, but they are small and might be full when you arrive.
For dropping people off, the closest place is at the circle between Reamer Campus Center and the F.W. Olin Center. This entrance can be reached via the traffic light at the corner of Nott. St. and Van Vranken (the campus road is called Alexander Ln, but there is no street sign). There is no parking available at this drop off location.


Light breakfast (donuts) will be served. Lunch will be buffet-style with items suitable for vegetarians and vegans. If you have particular dietary needs that will not be served by this arrangement please let Christopher Barrette know as soon as possible.