Since its inception in 1999, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) has attracted students from colleges throughout Virginia and surrounding states, who present their research in oral and poster sessions during the daylong event. The conference atmosphere is one of lively inquiry in which the student researchers are the experts, presenting to an audience of their peers. Unlike many conferences, MARCUS is purposely interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on the intersection of disciplines across the liberal arts spectrum. For instance, one presentation session may include students in history, economics, political science and anthropology, all sharing a research interest in globalization. In another session, the common topic may be preserving species habitats and include presentations in biology, environmental studies and philosophy.
Click on the links below to view the proceedings from past conferences.
1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 (photos) | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 (photos)
2010 | 2011 | 2012