Student Research Conference
What is SRC?
The Student Research Conference (SRC) is an annual event sponsored by the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (CPMS) that gives both graduate and undergraduate students the valuable opportunity to present their research and receive constructive criticism in a setting that simulates a professional conference. Most presentations last 12 minutes, although a 3-minute format is beginning to be used also.
Students who have participated in past conferences cite the SRC as valuable experience that augmented their BYU education and helped to better prepare them for graduate school and the professional sphere. Over 400 students presented their research at the 2014 SRC. Following the presentation sessions, recruiters and our corporate sponsors have the opportunity to meet with students to discuss career opportunities. SRC gives recruiters the ability to easily find the dedicated students in specific fields that their companies need.
Submissions for the next Student Research Conference will be open from January 15 to February 26. Abstracts may be submitted here. The SRC 2016 schedule will be posted after the abstract deadline submission date at SRC Presenter’s Schedule. The 2016 Student Research Conference will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. in room 1102 of the Joseph Fielding Smith Building. For additional information on the conference, please contact Lynn Patten in the CPMS Dean’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-422-4022.
Students may contact their department coordinators for details on presenting at the conference:
- Chemistry & Biochemistry: Professor Daniel Austin
- Computer Science: Professor Bill Barrett
- Geological Sciences: Professor Summer Rupper
- Mathematics: Professor Vianey Villamizar
- Mathematics Education: Professor Scott Hendrickson
- Physics & Astronomy: Professor Grant Hart
- Statistics: Professor Matthew Heaton