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Undergraduate Research

Please note that undergraduate research services (travel, poster printing, and the Forum) are now administered by the Office of Undergradaute Research and Scholarship (Dr. Joe Wirgau, Director). Dr. Wirgau can be contacted at 540.831.5650 or jiwirgau@radford.edu. His office is Reed 354.

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship now assists students with:

  • Processes travel requests for students presenting at professional conferences
  • Prints professional-quality posters for conference presentations
  • Coordinates Radford University's annual Undergraduate/Graduate Engagement Forum, which is a showcase for student-faculty scholarly collaborations

If you are an undergraduate who is conducting research or creative scholarship, discuss with your faculty mentor whether the work would be appropriate for presentation at one of the following undergraduate conferences or a professional conference in your discipline. If you are interested in a national or regional conference, be sure to read carefully the Travel Guidelines before submitting an abstract.

Radford University Undergraduate/Graduate Forum

Submission deadline: Late March

Conference: Mid-April

Location: Radford University

Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS)

Submission deadline: Late Fall

Conference: Mid-April

Location: One of the Big South member institutions

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)

Submission deadline: Late Summer

          Conference: Mid-Fall

          Location: Sweet Briar College