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.
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.
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 FURC@furc.org
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.
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.
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.
Can I still check-in if I miss the welcome reception?
Yes! The registration desk remains open throughout the two days of the event.
I recently graduated with my undergraduate degree. Can I still present my undergraduate
Yes, students who graduated within the past year and have not matriculated to graduate
school may attend and present.
Can a student present two posters?
Students can be a primary author on only one poster. They can be a co-author on other
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.
What disciplines can present at FURC?
FURC is inclusive of all academic research across all disciplines.
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
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.
What should I wear to the event?
Dress is business-casual attire that is comfortable for the day-long event.
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
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.