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Professional Undergraduate Conferences

An important part of conducting undergraduate research and creative inquiry is sharing your accomplishments with the broader discipline and academic community. At Western Carolina, our undergraduate research students routinely take advantage of opportunities to disseminate.  

Undergraduate Student Research Conferences

Students doing undergraduate research

 

Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to consider opportunities to share their research and creative accomplishments. Participating in a professional conference gives you great opportunity to build experience you can transfer to your career.

Take advantage of the benefits of disseminating your research and creative contributions by building academic and career networking skills, adding to your level of experience and resume, and enjoying growth in professional skills. 

 

WCU's Research & Scholarship Celebration (RASC)

Western's showcase academic event is hosted by The Office of the Provost, The Graduate School and Research, and the Honors College.

Student presenting research at RASC

 

The Undergraduate Research Exposition, part of WCU’s campus-wide Research and Scholarship Celebration, provides students with the opportunity to work with faculty to present their research to an engaged audience on campus. The annual expo features over 200 student presenters working with more than 60 faculty sponsors.

The 2018-2019 Research & Scholarship Celebration will be held April 3 - 4, 2019. Registration is open to all undergraduate students engaged in research or creative inquiry with a faculty mentor.

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National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) travel support

Each year, Western Carolina University supports a limited number of students in applying for and attending the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Students from NCUR

 

Students accepted to NCUR have the opportunity to present their undergraduate research along with peers from across disciplines. Since 1987, NCUR has been a flagship conference for undergraduate researchers to share, celebrate, and promote their research achievements.

Western Carolina University has established itself as a national leader in undergraduate research having ranked in the Top 10 for the number of projects accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research annually since 2006.

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UNC's Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS)

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The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS)

November 10, 2018

Hosted at NC State University in the Talley Student Union

SNCURCS – State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium is held each November at a host institutions within the UNC and NC Independent Colleges and Universities systems. This statewide symposium started at NC State University and now rotates among public and private institutions of higher learning in North Carolina.

It has grown to be a large event for any undergraduate student in North Carolina to be able to present their research or creative work. Presentations can be posters, oral presentations, exhibits, or performances.

All undergraduate students enrolled in North Carolina colleges, universities, or community colleges and high school students who have completed a mentored research project through an accredited university or other Summer Ventures or research program are eligible to participate in SNCURCS. Presentations include Poster, Oral, Exhibit and Performance options.

All student presenters, co-presenters, faculty mentors, and other attendees must register to attend SNCURCS at a rate of $35 per person.

Abstracts will be accepted starting in September 4, 2018 and close October 23, 2018

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Submission Instructions

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SOCON UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FORUM (SURF)

The Southern Conference (SoCon) Academic Exchange is proud to announce that the third annual SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) will be held on November 2-4, 2018 on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.

Students attending the socon undergraduate research forum

 

This multidisciplinary conference will bring together approximately 150 student presenters from all ten colleges/universities of the SoCon for a two-day event that features projects in the arts and humanities, as well as the STEM disciplines.

SURF 2018 is an awesome opportunity for all students involved in research and creative activities, particularly for those involved in these activities over the summer, to display their accomplishments in a variety of small, welcoming venues.

Please note that there is no registration fee, expenses may be covered by the university upon an application being accepted, and that the SoCon will provide meals for most of the conference. The application site for SURF 2018 is now available on the SoCon website.

You may also be directed to the application via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/LibICVblCmLao7LS2

Abstract Submissions close September 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM

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