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Conference Opportunities


Undergraduates may apply for participation in the following student research activities.

UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

The annual UW System Symposium moves to a different UW System campus every two years.

The Symposium gives undergraduate students in all disciplines an opportunity to present their scholarly work on topics from artistic expressions to scientific research through oral presentations, poster displays, gallery exhibits and artistic performances.

National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

NCUR is a chance for undergraduates from all fields and disciplines nationwide to showcase their creative and scholarly work through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances at this annual event. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, with more than 3,000 students and their faculty mentors in attendance, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement.

One benefit of presenting at NCUR is the opportunity for students to publish their work in the Conference Proceedings, edited and produced annually by The University of North Carolina at Asheville and distributed to institutions across the nation. All students at the conference (including students in the performing/visual arts) are invited to submit manuscripts for review by the Proceedings Board.

Posters on the Hill

Seventy-five competitively selected undergraduates from more than 50 colleges and universities nationwide meet with their congressional delegation and present their research in the U.S. Capitol. Each student presents his or her research, displayed on posters, to the members of Congress, congressional staff members, federal government officials and others in attendance. This event will help members of Congress understand the importance of undergraduate research by talking directly with the students whom these programs impact.

Office of Student Research and Creative Activity

Dempsey Hall 317
(920) 424-1195