Florida Undergraduate Research Conference
February 18-19, 2022
Deadline for Abstract Submission:
Closed December 10, 2021
Final Decision Notification Date:
Sent by January 21, 2022
Revise and Resubmit Deadline:
Closed January 17, 2022
Closed January 26, 2022
Welcome to the 2022 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC)! The Florida Undergraduate Research Association and the University of Central Florida are looking forward to hosting this conference in-person on the UCF Main Campus next year.
FURC is one of the nation's largest multi-disciplinary research conferences, and it is open to all undergraduate researchers in the state of Florida to present their research in a poster format. In addition to relevant conference presentation experience, FURC boasts some of the best networking opportunities with fellow researchers and graduate programs across the country, as well as workshops and other professional development experiences.
We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in February 2022.
Friday, February 18, 2022:
5:00 PM - Check-in Opens
5:30 PM - Reception
6:45 PM - Welcome
7:00 PM - Keynote Address
8:00 PM - Reception Concludes
Saturday, February 19, 2022:
8:00 AM - Check-in Opens
8:00 AM - Poster Check-in
9:00 AM - Poster Sessions I.A & I.B
10:30 AM - Workshop Session I
11:30 AM - Poster Sessions II.A & II.B
12:45 PM - Lunch
2:15 PM - Workshop Session II
3:15 PM - Poster Sessions III.A & III.B
4:30 PM - Event Concludes
Albert Manero Ph.D. (President, Ceo, Co-founder of Limbitless Solutions)
Shea McLinden (UCF Undergraduate Researcher)
Applying Research to Solve Big Challenges: A STEAM Approach for Electromyographic Bionic Limbs
Interdisciplinary research holds promise to unlock solutions for our world's largest challenges. At Limbitless Solutions, a UCF non-profit, a STEAM focused approach for prosthetics has led to beautiful and functional electromyographic bionic limbs currently being evaluated in clinical trial research. Access to prosthetics can be challenging due to cost and health care limitations, requiring new innovation. Using advanced manufacturing techniques and involving patients in the design of the highly artistic cosmetic sleeves, these methods can transform conversations around stigma and the role of prosthetics. Limbitless Solutions was developed by student researchers at UCF and has grown into a full facility that works with dozens of undergraduate student researchers and interns yearly.