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Record Number of UWRF Students to Present Research Nationally
APRIL 5, 2010--More than 70 University of Wisconsin-River Falls students and their professors will present and compete in the upcoming National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), the Super Bowl of undergraduate research.
“NCUR is the pre-eminent national conference for undergraduates to present their research, scholarship, and creative activity,” Campbell says. “We have been sending students to NCUR since 2002, but this is by far our largest contingent to date, so large that we, along with other schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota, have chartered two 737s to fly us to Missoula and back.”
Timothy Lyden, associate professor of anatomy and physiology and director of UWRF Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center, says he is excited to showcase the quality and quantity of the students’ work.
“This is our ninth year of student participation in NCUR presentations and we have now taken nearly 300 students in total to this premier national-level event,” Lyden notes. Six members of the faculty and academic staff will be traveling with the students, including Chancellor Dean Van Galen.
“It is always amazing to see the effect of ‘high-impact’ undergraduate research in general and NCUR specifically on these students,” says Lyden. “They leave campus as young students and they return four days later as young professionals after having benchmarked themselves to peers from across the nation, and our students always come out very, very well in that type of comparison. In short, they are very good at what they do.”
The UWRF students presenting at this year’s NCUR represent 24 different fields including: animal science/pre-veterinarian, astrophysics, art history, bioengineering, biology, botany, chemistry, creative writing, criminology, political science, dance, economics, English, European studies, history, international studies, literature, music, education, nutrition and food science, physics, geology/earth science, psychology and studio art.
NCUR, established in 1987, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students.
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