Undergraduate Research Writing Conference
The annual Undergraduate Research Writing Conference (URWC) showcases the exceptional research projects completed by students from across Rutgers University.
With the help of the incredible teams comprised of professors, department heads, student interns, librarians, and other dedicated faculty and staff, we have been able to present the URWC in a virtual space to you since 2020.
Topics and Presenters for Spring 2022:
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Undergraduate Research Writing Conference 2022
Welcome to the URWC 2022! Our conference showcases a selection of the extraordinary undergraduate projects prepared for the Writing Program’s research writing classes during calendar year 2021. We think you will enjoy the projects chosen by the selection committee. We applaud how relevant the student topics were to the struggles and joys of this year in which we all tried to reestablish a sense of the normal – we look forward to the future leadership of these extraordinary undergraduates.
URWC 2022 Co-chairs
Arete Bouhlas and Debra Keates
This conference would not have happened without the work of the URWC 2022 Interns – Tarika Chandran, Russ Conroy, Alison English, Evan Leong, Arpita Mukherjee, Ryan Rodriguez, Andrew Sargent, Bochun Tang, Itixa Vaghani, and Shini Wang – and the Writing Program Fellows: Emily Banta, Sean Hughes, and Rebecca Lipperini.
The conference would not have been remarkable without the work of Writing Program faculty and staff who served as readers, mentors, prep session directors, and interlocutors: Stacey Abate, Anthony Alms, Brie Ashley, Jonathan Bass, Alanna Beroiza, Alex Buzick, Carla Caponegro, Claire Celi, Elizabeth Decker, Donald Dow, Mike Duffy, Julie Flynn, Tim Hedges, Jordanco Jovanoski, Erin Kelly, Demetri Lallas, Snow Lee-Jones, Dawn Lilley, Jackie Loeb, Mary Ellen Maguire, Nancy Martin, Michael Mendonez, Joann Messina, Michael Monescalchi, Peter Molin, Raluca Musat, Sara Perryman, Lena Sandberg-Golden, Jennie Snow, Ali Sperling, Howie Swerdloff, John Warren, Kathy Wilford, and RAsheda Young.
Grace Kincaid provides our administrative backbone at every stage, and has done so for many, many years. Our online URWC is possible thanks to Lily Todorinova, Leslin Charles, and their staff at the Rutgers Libraries.
Join us as Professor Lynda Dexheimer, Executive Director of the Writing Program, welcomes you to the URWC of 2021.
We are proud to present an expansion of panels that tackle current issues ranging from “Political & Ideological Struggles in the U.S.” to “Studies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America,” as well as a Poster Fair.
The Arts: Narration & Identity
Political & Ideological Struggles in the U.S.
Studies in Asia, Africa, and Latin America
Urban Planning & Environmental Justice
Advances in Science & Their Uses
Issues in Mental Health & Psychology
Focus on Healthcare & Justice
103 Roundtable on Politics
103 Roundtable on the Arts & Media
103 Roundtable on Science & Medicine
103 Roundtable on Justice & Culture
Introducing the first virtual version of the conference, including a special message from Professor Kurt Spellmeyer, the Director of the Rutgers Writing Program!
Contributions to Life in New Jersey
Communicating Memory & Identity in the Arts
Changing Social Structures
Improving Health and Medicine
Rights and Law
103 Roundtables on Science and Technology
103 Roundtables on Contemporary Social Challenges
103 Roundtables on Consumer Culture: Opportunities and Choices