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UT Sees Record Participation for 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is the leading national venue for the presentation of undergraduate research. Each year over 4,000 undergraduates from institutions across the country converge to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts and performances. 

Although a handful UT students have presented in 2008, 2014, and 2015, UT has not had a strong presence compared to our peers—until 2016. NCUR accepted 59 UT undergraduate posters and oral presentations (65 total students) for NCUR 2016 which will be held in Asheville, NC on April 7-9.

These presentations are not all from STEM fields; students of art history, classics, english, finance, graphic design, history, management, nursing, nutrition, and religious studies will also be presenting.  Engineering will be represented by students from aerospace, chemical, computer science, electrical, materials science, mechanical and nuclear. Students from biological sciences, geology and environmental study, microbiology, and physics will be representing the sciences. The College Scholars Program will be represented by five students.

“In addition to those presenting, we hope to have a large number of students attend who may have an interest in getting involved in undergraduate research, improve their skills, or simply network with their research peers,” said Marisa Moazen, director of undergraduate research. “We also hope some faculty and administrators will join us at the event. Not only to support our students, but to attend sessions designed to share best practices for undergraduate research and scholarship and networking.”

The deadline for student travel grants to NCUR is February 5, 2016. More information can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Research website.

 

Count of Accepted Presentations by College and Major

 

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Grand Total

Arts & Sciences

2

2

6

16

26

Art History

 

1

1

Biological Sciences

1

 

1

3

5

Classics

1

1

College Scholars Program

1

1

3

5

Computer Science

1

 

1

English

 

1

1

2

Geology and Environmental Study

 

1

1

Graphic Design

 

1

1

History

 

1

1

Interdisciplinary Programs

 

1

1

Microbiology

 

1

1

Physics

 

3

2

5

Religious Studies

 

1

1

College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

 

1

1

Animal Sciences

 

1

1

Education, Health & Human Sciences

 

3

3

Nutrition

 

3

3

Engineering

2

9

11

22

Aerospace Engineering

 

1

1

Chemical Engineering

1

1

2

4

Computer Science

 

1

1

2

Electrical Engineering

 

1

1

Materials Science & Engineering

 

2

4

6

Mechanical Engineering

1

4

2

7

Nuclear Engineering

 

1

1

Haslam College of Business

2

 

1

3

Finance

 

1

1

Management

2

 

2

Nursing

 

4

4

Nursing

 

4

4

Grand Total

4

4

15

36

59

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