During the first week of April, the University of Kentucky will proudly welcome more than 4,000 undergraduate students, mentors and administrators to campus and the Lexington community for the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Over several days, they will engage and explore together with fellow students from across the United States a myriad of new curiosities and ideas.
Research and scholarship – the creation of knowledge – is a fundamental component of a multi-faceted higher education. It is an integral part the University of Kentucky’s mission as the state’s flagship and land grant research institution, and the driving purpose of NCUR. By engaging in collaborative discovery among the next generation of thinkers, the conference stirs the aspiring pioneers that will address the world’s most intractable problems and create a better future for the communities they touch.
We are proud to host the world’s next generation of innovators and share with them what it means to “discover blue” in Lexington. For more information on the conference and UK’s undergraduate research programs, please visit the spotlight story on UKNOW.