About GURC

The Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC) strives to serve students and faculty in the Southeastern United States as the region’s premiere undergraduate research and creative endeavors conference. The once-yearly conference promotes the dissemination of original student scholarship conducted in partnership with a faculty/staff mentor. Further, GURC serves as a networking conference providing undergraduates with connections to career and graduate school opportunities.

GURC is hosted each year by a member of the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective, an organization dedicated to promoting high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship across the state of Georgia and the surrounding region.  The Collective is pleased to be in its 10th year.

Previous Conferences

2013, 2014 – Columbus State University
2014, 2015 – Georgia Southern University
2016, 2017 – Georgia College & State University
2018, 2019 - University of North Georgia
2020 - University of West Georgia

Future Conferences

2021 – University of West Georgia
2022, 2023 - Valdosta State University 

Executive Board, Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective

President, Kate Theobald, University of West Georgia
Immediate Past President, Anastasia Lin, University of North Georgia
President-Elect, Lavonna Lovern, Valdosta State University
Secretary, Kymberly Harris, Georgia Southern University

GURC Member Institutions

(Note: Students do not have to attend a member institution in order to submit or present at the conference) 

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Augusta University
Columbus State University
Dalton State College
Emory University
Fort Valley State University
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Southern University
Kennesaw State University
Mercer University
University of Georgia
University of North Georgia
University of West Georgia
Valdosta State University