Jenny Wells

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College: Undergraduate Education

Abstract Submission Deadline for NCUR 2014 is Dec. 6

Published: Nov 26, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2013) — The deadline for abstract submissions for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which will be hosted at UK in April 2014, is quickly approaching! Dec. 6 is the last day undergraduates involved in research or creative activities on campus will be able to submit abstracts of their work for this highly valuable opportunity that will take place on their own campus.

 

Also note, NCUR 2014 will replace the usual Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars for the year.

 

NCUR will bring nearly 4,000 additional students from across the country to the UK campus April 3-5, 2014. The conference will give these students a unique opportunity to present their research and creative endeavors, while meeting other like-minded students. They not only promote their individual work, but improve communication and presentation skills through poster, oral and artistic presentations.

 

Information on how to submit an abstract can be found at www.cur.org/ncur_2014.

 

Dr. Diane Snow, director of UK's Office of Undergraduate Research, emphasized that research, especially at NCUR, occurs in ALL disciplines, NCUR 2014 strongly promotes diversity.

 

"People traditionally think of research as only being in a laboratory setting, however research is what happens anytime a student or faculty member has a burning question , and they seek original sources to answer that question," she said. "We have research going on in the fine arts, in history, in design, as well as other traditional areas like biochemistry, psychology and physics. The reports we see at various events throughout the year indicate the depth, breadth, and quality of research by UK undergraduates in all of these areas is impressive - we can’t wait to see what our students present at NCUR!"

 

NCUR will not only be an opportunity for the student participants, but for the entire campus to become involved in orchestrating such an important event. The conference is anticipated to make such an impact on campus that the University Senate has granted permission to professors to redirect ALL classes across the entire campus, for the two days the conference takes place. This will give all students, and faculty an opportunity to be involved.

 

"This is a bit unusual; it's a new twist on NCUR," Snow said. "But all UK students will be permitted for the two days, April 3 and 4, to leave their classrooms, have an assignment from their professors, and be involved in all the activities that'll be part of NCUR."

 

The UK Office of Undergraduate Research is part of the Academy of Undergraduate Excellence within the Division of Undergraduate Education at UK.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jenny Wells, 859-257-5343; jenny.wells@uky.edu

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