Undergraduate students from throughout North Carolina will come to UNC Charlotte on Saturday, November 16, 2013 to present their research during a statewide research symposium hosted by UNC Charlotte.
The joint State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium and NC Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Annual Research Conference is open to any undergraduate student currently enrolled at a community college or four-year college or university in North Carolina.
“Research is a critical aspect of learning for students, whether or not they are considering graduate education in their futures,” said Dr. Banita Brown, symposium coordinator and Associate Dean for Student Support in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. “We welcome students and others focused on research to our campus, as we continue to grow meaningful opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research.”
The deadline for students to register and submit their abstracts is noon on Wednesday, October 23. A student is automatically registered after submitting an abstract and obtaining approval from his or her faculty mentor. Students do not pay a registration fee because of the support from sponsors.
The deadline for registration by recruiters, mentors and other non-presenting attendees is Tuesday, October 29. Exhibitors and recruiters may have an information table at the event for a $250 fee.
The conference begins at 8 AM, with student presentations taking place from 9:30 AM until 4:45 PM in various locations across campus. Students, faculty, recruiters from graduate and professional schools, administrators, and parents are invited to attend this conference.
The research/scholarship/creative work could be from a class, such as independent research; participation in an undergraduate research experience, such as REU; other funded projects with a faculty mentor; or work produced by a student volunteering time to create the work. High school students also may apply to present work on a case-by-case basis.
Students can choose from various presentation types, including a poster presentation; an oral presentation; an exhibit or display; or a performance/film, music or video production.
The SNCURC (pronounced Snickers) Symposium is held every year at a host North Carolina university to bring together student researchers from all disciplines including science, social sciences, the humanities, and the visual and performing arts. The NC-LSAMP is a federally funded alliance of eight institutions, including UNC Charlotte, within the UNC System that focus on recruitment, retention and degree attainment of student populations who have been underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, fields.
Information on the presentation types, parking, directions, agenda, overnight accommodations and other matters can be found on the symposium website. To speak with the conference host and coordinator, contact Dr. Banita Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 704-687-0074.
Image: Students present at previous undergraduate research event at UNC Charlotte.