National Conference on Undergraduate Research
The annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) showcases the research done by undergraduates in all fields of study. Students can give oral presentations, participate in poster sessions, present original artwork, or give a performance in dance, music, or theater. The conference is typically two-and-a-half days and provides an opportunity to explore the local area and hear plenary lectures by famous authors, scientists, and performing artists.
The NCUR 2014 conference will be held April 11-13 at University of Kentucky. For a select number of students, Lafayette College supports and arranges for participation. An information session is held in September. Interested students submit an application for Lafayette support, including an abstract, essay, and other relevant information, by early November. They also need to have a faculty adviser submit a letter of support on their behalf.
To give an idea of the NCUR timeframe, here are key dates from the last conference:
Sept. 12 - Information session, 12:15-1 p.m., Hugel Science Center room 103
Nov. 5 - Deadline for submission (faculty adviser needs to submit his/her letter of support, too)
Nov. 19 - Notification of Academic Research Committee’s decision
Dec. 4 - Deadline for applications and abstract submission to NCUR
Jan. 22 - Notification of NCUR’s decision on abstracts
Feb. 19 - Online conference registration closes
April 10 - Leave for La Crosse, Wisconsin
April 11-13 - NCUR 2013 conference
April 13 - Return to Easton