February 7, 2013
Utah State will host the 7th Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research in February
The seventh annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) will be held at Utah State University on February 22, 2013. The conference, modeled after the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, is designed to showcase the best undergraduate work from students all over the state.
“We are excited to organize this event at our campus this year,” said Scott Bates, associate vice president for undergraduate and graduate research. “We were surprised at the large number of abstracts that were submitted. This year will be the largest UCUR conference yet.”
Undergraduates from all disciplines were invited to apply for the conference, which provides an excellent opportunity for students to present their work in a scholarly setting to other students, faculty, field specialists and community members. Participating institutions include Utah State University, Weber State University, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster College, Utah College of Applied Technology, Snow College, College of Eastern Utah and Dixie State College of Utah.
“We’ve come a long way since we started UCUR six years ago,” said Mark McLellan, vice president for research and dean of the School of Graduate Studies. “Year after year, these undergraduate researchers never fail to impress us with their superior scientific skills and their ability to conduct top notch research projects. As the research industry continues to evolve, these students are ceaselessly obtaining new findings and developing solutions which could contribute to real world issues.”
UCUR’s mission is to promote undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity, done with the mentorship of a faculty member or others, through an annual conference. The conference is organized by a committee of representatives from educational institutions across the state. It celebrates academic, professional and personal achievements resulting from undergraduate research projects or creative endeavors. For more information about UCUR, visit rgs.usu.edu/ucur.
- Nadiah Johari