Learning Through Research

27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State Street
La Crosse, Wisconsin USA
April 11-13, 2013

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NCUR Signature Excursion Event
Friday Night

Timeline for NCUR 2013

Call for Applications and Abstracts Postcard September 10, 2012
Online submission opens October 1, 2012
Deadlines for Applications and Abstracts December 4, 2012 11:59pm ET
Review of Submissions Dec. 5 – Jan 8, 2013
FAN Submission Deadline Dec. 14, 2012
Online Registration Opens
January 15, 2013
Notification of Decision on Abstracts January 16, 2013
Deadline for Early Conference Registration February 19, 2013
Deadline for Conference Registration March 12, 2013
Hotel Reservation Deadline March 15, 2013
NCUR 23 Conference April 11‐13, 2013


Map of buildings used during NCUR

Wednesday, April 10, 2013    

4-9 p.m.
Registration, Cartwright Center
6:50-9:10 p.m.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration, Cartwright Center
7:30-10 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Centennial and Mitchell Halls
9-10:20 a.m.
Session 1
Opening Ceremony & Plenary Speaker 1, REC center
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch, Mitchell Hall
Noon-1 p.m.
FAN Session 1 and Student Special Sessions
1-5 p.m.
Graduate and Professional School Fair, Mitchell Hall
1:15-2:35 p.m.
Session 2
2:45-4:05 p.m.
Session 3
4:15-5:35 p.m.
Session 4 
4-6 p.m.
UW-La Crosse Open Houses
4-9 p.m.


Friday, April 12, 2013
7a.m.-5 p.m.
Registration, Cartwright Center
Continental Breakfast, Centennial and Mitchell Halls
8:30-9:50 a.m.
Session 5
10-11:15 a.m.
Plenary Speaker 2, REC center
11 a.m.-1p.m.
Lunch, Mitchell Hall
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
FAN Session 2 & Student Special Sessions
1-5 p.m.
Graduate and Professional School Fair, Mitchell Hall
12:40-1:50 p.m.
Session 6
2:00-3:20 p.m.
Session 7
3:30-4:50 p.m.
Session 8
4:00-5:30 p.m.
NCUR Oversight Committee Reception, Cleary Center
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
7:30-10 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Centennial and Mitchell Halls 
8 a.m.-Noon
Registration, Cartwright Center
8:30-9:50 a.m.
Session 9
10-11:15 a.m.
Plenary Speaker 3, REC center
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch, Mitchell Hall
1-5 p.m.

NCUR Mission Statement

The mission of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is to promote undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.

Conference Program

  • Student research and creative presentations in oral, poster/exhibit, and performance sessions scheduled throughout the UW-La Crosse campus;
  • Additional oral presentations by faculty in Faculty Administrator Network (FAN) sessions;
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair representing programs from across the United States;
  • Three plenary/keynote speakers;
  • Social events and excursions.

Participant Profile

  • Bright, motivated, and talented students from over 300 research universities, comprehensive universities and private liberal arts colleges will present their research, scholarly and creative works. Faculty mentors and administrators from numerous universities will also attend;
  • Attendance is anticipated to range from 3000 to 3500 individuals representing 35 to 45 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and likely other countries;
  • Students represent nearly all academic disciplines with significant representation in  Biology, Business (including Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing), Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Humanities (including History, Literature, and Visual and Performing Arts), Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology...

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