Florida Undergraduate Research Conference FAQ

Accordion FAQ Table

Question 1:  Is visitor parking provided? Where can we park?

All campuses provide parking for registered attendees. FURC 2018 takes place on the Melbourne Campus of Eastern Florida State College, with free parking available on the south side of the campus. View the EFSC Melbourne Campus map

Question 2:  What meals are provided with my registration?

The event includes a reception with appetizers and refreshments on Friday, and a full lunch on Saturday. A light breakfast is served on Saturday for those who do not have a breakfast provided in their hotel. 

Question 3:  Do you accommodate food allergies or dietary restrictions in the catering?

Yes, when possible. Please ensure the event organizers are aware of this through your registration or by emailing info@furc.org.

Question 4:  I have not collected all of my data for my research project, can I still present a poster with my research plan and anticipated results?

Students at every stage of their academic research are encouraged to apply, as long as they have the support from their faculty research mentor. 

Question 5:  Can I attend FURC as a guest (parent, relative, friend, or faculty)?

Yes, friends and visitors may attend the poster sessions, but if they intend on staying for the rest of the conference, they must register and pay the associated cost.

Question 6:  I live outside of Florida. Can I present at FURC?

Only students attending institutions within the State of Florida are eligible to apply to present their research poster at FURC. 

Question 7:  Can I still check-in if I miss the welcome reception?

Yes! The registration desk remains open throughout the two days of the event. 

Question 8:  I recently graduated with my undergraduate degree. Can I still present my undergraduate research?

Yes, students who graduated within the past year and have not matriculated to graduate school may attend and present.

Question 9:  Can a student present two posters? 

Students can be a primary author on only one poster. They can be a co-author on other posters.

Question 10:  How many students have attended FURC in years past?

In the past we have had over 500 students attending an annual conference and another 200 attendees who are university staff, family, and friends.

Question 11:  What disciplines can present at FURC?

FURC is inclusive of all academic research across all disciplines. 

Question 12:  Do I need to bring anything to the graduate school fair (resume, business cards, etc)?

Students are strongly encouraged to bring copies of their resumes (and business cards if they have them). The graduate school fair hosted by FURC is an excellent way to network with many universities across the country. Over 30 graduate school programs have participated in previous years. A list of 2018 participants will be posted once available.

Question 13:  Can I select what session I present my poster in, or is it randomly assigned?

Times are randomly assigned. We encourage all presenters to stay for each poster session to visit the other student presentations.

Question 14:  What should I wear to the event?

Dress is business-casual attire that is comfortable for the day-long event.

Question 15:  Any tips for first-time presenters?

It is a good idea to practice your presentation with your faculty mentor, grad students, friends, and/or family. Since this is a multi-disciplinary event, be sure to describe your research in words that can be understood by all attendees. We suggest preparing a short 2-3 sentence overview that you can use to start the conversation about your poster.

Question 16:  What size should I make my poster? 

Standard poster size: 3’ x 4’. Materials used to hang the poster will be provided. Most attendees bring a printed poster that is produced by a poster maker.