Archive of Conferences
See the students who will be participating in the 2013 UVM Student Research Conference.
Some 365 students participated in the 2012 UVM Student Research Conference.
Over 225 students participated in the 2011 UVM Student Research Conference.
Over 200 students participated in the 2010 UVM Student Research Conference.
Please see these brochures from the 2007-2009 years of the UVM Student Research Conference.
History of the Conference
The 2012 Student Research Conference will be the fifth annual event combining undergraduate, graduate and medical students in one venue.
Graduate students and MD/PhD students have had long-standing conference activity, but the first event of this type to include all undergraduates was a pilot event held in April 2007 at the Billings Student Center. The intent was to formally recognize and celebrate the scholarly research conducted by undergraduates and acknowledge the invaluable role research and faculty mentorship plays in early academic development.
At the request of Provost John M. Hughes, SURF UVM was planned, conducted and hosted by the UVM McNair Scholars as a community service project. This first-ever campuswide research venue for UVM undergraduates invited students from all colleges and majors. The first 35 students who successfully completed the registration process were invited to present a poster to the community. Despite a very tight schedule during the inaugural year, 32 students completed a poster for display. Faculty members volunteered their expertise as adjudicators and posters from three categories were selected as outstanding: Health & Life Sciences; Earth, Engineering and the Environment; and Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences.