Conference Comparisons

The Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 undergraduate research conferences both provide opportunities to share your work with the greater Purdue community and practice your oral and written communication skills with a poster symposium and oral presentations. Including your conference participation on your resumé or curriculum vita can demonstrate these skills. However, there are differences between the two events to consider.

NOTE: You can present at both conferences but cannot present the same poster or oral presentation - it must be a different project or an updated poster or presentation. If you have any questions about participating, please email

Fall 2018 Purdue Undergraduate Research Exposition (Fall Expo)

Monday, November 12: Oral Presentations, STEW 214ABCD & Poster Symposium, PMU Ballrooms

This new event is open to all undergraduate researchers.

  • Posters will not be judged unless your program requires your poster to be judged. If your program requires your poster to be judged, please contact and indicate the program and your manuscript number when you upload your submission to Purdue e-Pubs. Therefore, awards are not presented.
  • Oral presentations will be judged by the Honors College.
  • Abstracts are only needed for determining oral presenters and poster presenters.
  • Deadline to submit your abstract: October 18, 2018 (extended).

Spring 2019 15th Annual Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference

Thursday, April 4: Oral Presentations, 1pm-4pm, STEW 214ABCD
  • Full papers are required for determining oral presenters.
  • Oral presentations will be judged with awards to the top presenters.
  • Deadline to submit your full paper: February 4, 2019.
Tuesday, April 9: Poster Symposium, 9am-11:30am & 1pm-3:30pm, PMU Ballrooms
  • Posters will be judged with awards to the top poster presenters.
  • Abstracts are needed for determining poster presenters.
  • Morning and afternoon sessions are available.
  • Deadline to submit your abstract: March 1, 2019.