Dominican students prepare to present at NCUR

Dominican students will travel to Weber State University in Utah this March to present their original research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

The annual conference, held on a different university campus each year, gives undergraduate scholars in all fields and from all types of institutions of higher learning a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances and works of art. Dominican served as NCUR host in 2007.

This year Dominican earned an impressive 81 percent acceptance rate at NCUR, with 47 abstracts accepted. Presenters will represent a variety of academic disciplines at Dominican, including biology, environmental sciences, nursing, education, psychology, biochemistry, English, philosophy and ethics, religion, and political science.

Overall, more than 2,000 abstracts by undergraduate students from 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States will be presented at NCUR, March 29 to 31.

The annual NCUR conference was created in 1986 to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. NCUR attracts student presenters from all corners of the academic curriculum. Attendance has grown from 260 presenters in 1986 to more than 2,000 in 2011.