The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is an annual student conference dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from institutions of higher learning from all corners of the academic curriculum. This annual conference creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement, provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
All classes that are taking place in the classrooms that NCUR will be using on Thursday, April 3, 2014 and Friday, April 4, 2014 from 8 AM to 6 PM will be redirected. A complete list of affected classrooms can be found at the bottom of this page (PDF). UK Senate approved the redirection of ALL classes during the conference, but what does that mean?
FACULTY and INSTRUCTORS: “Redirection” means that instead of holding your regularly scheduled class time, you are strongly encouraged to “redirect” your class to NCUR to allow ALL students to participate. You may choose to make assignments for your students to complete while attending NCUR, e.g. attending a specific poster or oral presentation, or writing a brief review of a plenary talk. Go to http://www.cur.org/ncur_2014/ to learn about all the events taking place April 3-5, 2014.
There will also be many volunteer opportunities for students. These will be assigned through online sign up. We will have volunteer sign up information in March – stay tuned!
For those faculty/instructors who have a class held in one of the rooms impacted by NCUR, and must hold normal class those days, please contact David Timoney in the Registrar’s Office for assistance with finding an alternate classroom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
STUDENTS: While you are greatly encouraged to attend NCUR, please discuss this ahead of time with your faculty/instructor(s) to be clear about their plans for those days.
NCUR 2014 will be held at the University of Kentucky April 3-5!
Registration is now open! Notification of decision of abstracts will go out no later than January 15, 2014. All University of Kentucky students accepted to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research must register for the conference.
If you are a University of Kentucky student accepted to present your research at NCUR 2014, you must register. ALL University of Kentucky faculty, staff and non-presenting students are welcome to attend conference events free of charge. There is no need to register. This does not include access to meal tickets or ticketed events. T-shirts will be available for purchase on-site. If ticketed events are not sold out by the day of the event, non-registered UK students may have the option of purchasing tickets. UK students are encouraged to volunteer. Volunteer information will be available soon.
The Council on Undergraduate Research, founded in 1978, is a national organization representing over 900 colleges and universities and 8,000 individual faculty memberships. Their mission is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. CUR sponsors the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.