NCUR 2024 to Take Place in Long Beach, California

The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has selected the city of Long Beach, California to hold the 2024 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). In partnership with the California State University – Long Beach (CSULB), CUR and CSULB will play a vital role together in accomplishing the creation of a successful in-person undergraduate research presentation and learning opportunity.

NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study by hosting an annual conference for students. Unlike meetings of academic professional organizations, this gathering of student scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all disciplines. Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement; provides models of exemplary research, scholarship, and creative activity; and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education. Each conference hosts thousands of students from across the globe, presenting their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances. Their faculty mentors also attend, often presenting or facilitating faculty/mentor networking sessions.

CUR Executive Officer Lindsay Currie said, “CUR is excited to partner with the California State University – Long Beach and the team of UR champions on their campus. NCUR has grown and evolved since its inception in 1987 and we are looking forward to working with CSULB to incorporate new offerings for this professional meeting of scholars.”

Stated Jane Close Conoley, President of California State University, Long Beach: “At California State University, Long Beach, we are dedicated to offering undergraduates exciting research opportunities. From our Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity program funded by the National Institutes of Health, to the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, students work closely with faculty on research that enhances their learning and advances knowledge. We welcome the National Conference on Undergraduate Research to Long Beach in 2024 as an unparalleled experience for students and as a chance to showcase important scholarly work that affects our state, our nation and the world.”

Mark your calendars. NCUR 2024 will take place April 8-10, 2024. More information will be released in the coming months.

Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) focuses on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity. Among the many activities and networking opportunities that CUR provides, the organization also offers support for the professional growth of faculty and administrators through expert-designed institutes, conferences, and a wide-range of volunteer positions. The CUR community, made up of nearly 700 institutions and 13,000 individuals, continues to provide a platform for discussion and other resources related to mentoring, connecting, and creating relationships centered around undergraduate research. CUR’s advocacy efforts are also a large portion of its work as they strive to strengthen support for undergraduate research. Its continued growth in connections with representatives, private foundations, government agencies, and campuses world-wide provides value to its members and gives voice to undergraduate research. CUR is committed to inclusivity and diversity in all of its activities and our community.

CUR focuses on giving a voice to undergraduate research with learning through doing. It provides connections to a multitude of campuses and government agencies, all while promoting networking and professional growth to its community.

California State University Long Beach’s mission is to enrich students’ lives through globally informed, high-impact educational experiences with superior teaching, research, creative activity, and action for the public good. Teaching and learning are at the center of who we are; the public good is our responsibility; diversity is our strength; and compassion, creativity and innovation characterize our work. The 322-acre campus is home to top-notch professors, successful alumni and a diverse student population ready to take on the world with a highly regarded education.