• The Conference was first held in 1995 for the four undergraduate campuses of University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell
  • For three years (1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998) a journal titled The Commonwealth Undergraduate Review was published containing select papers presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference.  
  • In 1998, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education provided grant funding, and the conference was extended to serve undergraduate students from any of the public institutions of higher education in Massachusetts -- community colleges, state colleges and the university campuses. The conference was moved from Amherst to the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.
  • Since 1998, the conference has been held at UMass Amherst and has grown to almost 1,300 student presenters and approximately 1,000 presentations per year. 
  • This year MassURC celebrates its 25th anniversary.

 

Date

Location

Abstracts

Published

Participating Campuses

1st

April 17, 1995

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

123

4

2nd

April 30, 1996

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

144

4

3rd

April 19, 1997

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

154

4

4th

May 1, 1998

Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

198

18

5th

April 30, 1999

Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

296

23

6th

April 28, 2000

Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

246

22

7th

April 27, 2001

Sturbridge Host Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA

266

17

8th

May 3, 2002

Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

297

21

9th

April 25, 2003

Seaport Hotel (World Trade Center), Boston, MA

258

20

10th

May 3, 2004

The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA

273

19

11th

April 25, 2005

Campus Center, UMass Boston

293

16

12th

April 27, 2006

The Colonnade Hotel, Boston, MA

298

18

13th

April 27, 2007

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

342

17

14th

May 2, 2008

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

369

21

15th

May 1, 2009

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

470

18

16th

April 23, 2010

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

550

20

17th

April 22, 2011

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

599

20

18th

April 27, 2012

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

643

22

19th

 

April 26, 2013

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

564

20

20th

 

April 25, 2014

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

740

21

21st

April 24, 2015

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

745

22

22nd

April 22, 2016

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

959

26

23rd

April 28, 2017

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

1012

21

24th

April 27, 2018

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

963

21

25th

April 26,2019

Lincoln Campus Center, UMass Amherst

TBD

TBD

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