UofM Will Welcome More Than 4,100 for NCUR This Week

April 3, 2017 - The University of Memphis will host the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Thursday, April 6, through Saturday, April 8. NCUR highlights undergraduate research, and it is expected to draw more than 4,100 students and faculty members from all 50 states and several countries. The UofM will have more than 90 of its own students presenting their research in oral presentations, poster presentations, and visual arts and performing arts presentations. The conference also features Faculty-Administrator Network (FAN) sessions that focus on best practices in promoting undergraduate research on college campuses.

Sessions will be held at various locations across the campus.

In addition to presentations by undergraduate students and faculty, attendees will also have a chance to hear from several speakers at this year's conference. Frederick Smith, chair and CEO of FedEx Corp., will give the opening plenary lecture. Other scheduled speakers are Dr. Santosh Kumar, professor of Computer Science at the UofM; Terri Freeman, president of the National Civil Rights Museum; and Daphene McFerren, executive director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute of Social Change.

Faculty, staff and students who are not presenting at the conference may attend the academic sessions and plenary lectures free of charge.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey