Sunday, February 23, 2014

Undergraduate Research Conference at Berkeley

Dear Student,
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 4th Annual Berkeley Interdisciplinary Research Conference (BIRC). BIRC is dedicated to encouraging undergraduate participation in the broader academic community by promoting sophisticated undergraduate research, facilitating research-oriented cooperation, and building community through professional networking activities.

This year’s conference will feature the stellar work of undergraduate students who have completed research in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, anthropology, sociology, education and biology. We welcome undergraduate students from all universities in these particular fields to present their work and to attend the conference.

The abstract submission guidelines are as follows: 

-250 word count limit 

-The study does not have to be completed at time of submission OR time of presentation, but include the projected results and the progress of the study. (Be prepared to to present whatever data has been collected if study is not yet complete at time of conference)

Background: Indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analyzed or evaluated
Methods: Describe the study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used
Results: Present as clearly and detailed as possible the findings/outcome of the study, with specific results in summarized form.

Conclusions: Briefly discuss the data and main outcome of the study. Emphasize the significance of the study and the implications/impact the results might have

Important Deadlines:
• The conference will take place on Saturday, May 3rd at the Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB)
• Abstracts are due on March 21, 2014. However, we recommend submitting your abstracts as soon as possible since space is limited (email your abstract to or through the conference website)
• The abstract word limit is 250

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