SUU Hosts Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research

Published: February 07, 2018 | Read Time: 1 minutes

utah conference on undergraduate research 2018The Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) will be hosted at Southern Utah University Friday, February 9. The conference celebrates academic, professional, and personal achievements resulting from undergraduate research projects or creative endeavors.

Students from all of the Utah higher education institutions will be in attendance. UCUR provides an excellent opportunity to students to present his or her work in a scholarly setting to students, faculty, field specialists, and community members. Presentations may include both visual and oral displays of work in all academic disciplines, from art history to molecular biology as well we performance of creative research within the visual and performing arts.

“UCUR 2018 at SUU has been in the planning stages for over a year,” said Dr. Mackay Steffensen, Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Program director and associate professor of chemistry. “Students from institutions across the state have put together more than 350 presentations, showcasing undergraduate research and creative projects in a range of disciplines. This is one of the larger UCUR conferences and promises to showcase the best of higher education in Utah.”

The Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) is modeled after the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and organized by a committee of representatives from educational institutions across the state. Since its founding, UCUR serves as the culminating event of Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievement Week as designated by the Governor of Utah.

UCUR is hosted by a different university in Utah each year. Southern Utah University last hosted this event in 2010.

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