Western Carolina University has established itself as a national leader in undergraduate research. WCU Students have participated in disseminating their research and scholarship at this national conference for over a decade.
Each year, Western Carolina University supports a limited number of students in applying for and attending the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (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.
NCUR, the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, is the annual national conference hosted by the Council of Undergraduate Research for student research across all disciplines. This year’s conference will be held in-person at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA, April 7 – 11, 2024 (this includes travel dates).
Being accepted and attending NCUR is a unique opportunity for you to disseminate and celebrate your academic achievements. NCUR takes abstract submissions from across a variety of disciplines. Being accepted to present your work is a high honor, as NCUR is the largest conference on undergraduate research in the nation.
The WCU abstract submissions for the selection process are due September 22, 2023. Students will be notified of the outcome, and if selected, students must submit an abstract to NCUR by their deadline of November 22, 2023. (Further details on the NCUR abstract submission, acceptance, and registration processes will be shared in the WCU abstract acceptance letter.)
Students will need the support and acknowledgement of their faculty sponsor/mentor to be eilgible to apply. (An acknowledgement of expectations survey will be sent to the faculty sponsor/mentor)
Faculty sponsors/mentors are expected to:
The Office of Research Administration and the Brinson Honors College will coordinate and support a select number of students with registration, hotel, and travel costs to attend this conference in California.
If you have questions or need more information, contact the Research Programs Coordinator, Suzanne Melton, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 828-227-2575.
There are many opportunities for students to disseminate their research findings and creative inquiry through various platforms and presentation formats that include posters, performances, exhibitions, and presentations. Here are a few to consider: