What is NCUR?
The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (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. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of young scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum. Through this annual conference, NCUR 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.
NCUR 2017's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
The Council on Undergraduate Research is strongly committed to the wide expression of all forms and topics of undergraduate research, by all members of the undergraduate research community, and views with great concern any actions or policies that affect that commitment to inclusivity. As Elizabeth Ambos, CUR’s Executive Officer notes: “CUR’s programs, including its signature student research conference, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), serve as “home” for all champions and practitioners of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.”
Both CUR and the University of Memphis, this year’s host for the NCUR, pledge that the 2017 conference will provide a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all students and other participants.
University of Memphis President M. David Rudd adds, “Memphis has an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion for all people, regardless of race, sex, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Commitment to Diversity
NCUR has an abiding commitment to provide access to the conference to under-represented students and to assist in the development of networks and support structures among those students. NCUR and host sites have jointly raised funds to ensure a strong minority presence at its conferences because it believes both in the value of diverse dialogue and in the infectious spread of the excitement of research by participants to others not in attendance.
University of Memphis
April 6-8, 2017
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