Are you involved in research and looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills? Do you want to learn more from professionals in your discipline? Would you like the opportunity to meet students from across the United States in varying STEM fields? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should apply to the 2021 Virtual Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference (MAURC) at Virginia Tech.

This conference is a unique opportunity for undergraduates to come together with professionals from varying scientific fields and share their passion for research. This conference was stared to encourage collaboration in order to facilitate advancement within areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  This conference will be offered on a virtual platform where students can present their research while also hearing from speakers in different STEM fields.


MAURC is scheduled for March 25-27, 2021, and will offer undergraduate researchers the opportunity to participate in virtual poster presentations, career and professional developmental panels, and networking events with various companies and industry leaders. You can look forward to hearing from the phenomenal keynote speaker, Dr. Mark Gerstein, Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Yale School of Medicine. Additional Speakers featured at our panels and networking events will include Dr. Monica Arienzo (Desert Research Institute), Dr. Raffaele Ferrari (MIT), Dr. Jordan Ellenberg (UW-Madison). Please consider presenting your research at 2021 MAURC!

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**The Office of Student Research will cover student registration costs for MAURC. If your student is interested in presenting their research at this regional conference, please contact Amorette Barber, or before the registration deadline.