Saturday, March 5, 2011
Another Record Year in 2010-11 for the UWRF Undergraduate Research Culture!
Once again this year, UWRF leads the region and the nation in student participation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2011 with 74 presentations scheduled and some 90 student presenters (several have multiple presenters)! This is the 10th year that UWRF has participated in sending students to NCUR. This meeting is held at different locations each year and is considered one of the primer undergraduate “research” meetings in the nation. Actually, NCUR showcases work from virtually all disciplines and so is far more than a simple “research” meeting. Our students will have the chance to “benchmark” themselves against 1500-2000 peers from across the nation and even from several other countries as well. Last year we had a record high number of presentations at 62 and we were among the largest contingents at that meeting in Missoula, Montana. This year, preliminary counts place UWRF as the 3rd largest contingent in the nation! Only the host school, Ithaca College and the nearby Cornell University beat us!
In addition, we are also the leaders and organizers for a regional effort to once again charter two jet airplanes to carry approximately 320 students from some 12 Universities and Colleges to the meeting! This repeats the feat we accomplished last year in leading a similar number of students, faculty and administrators from across western Wisconsin and Minnesota to NCUR 2010. Our arrival in Montana on our own charter jets was the talk of the meeting last year and so repeating the effort with more schools this time is a great pleasure for the entire UWRF RSCA community!
Stay tuned for regular updates from New York at the end of the month. The meeting runs from March 31 to April 2 and we will post daily updates…hopefully including You Tube videos and student interviews this year!
Congratulations to all the UWRF student researchers/scholars/artists/writers and so on that were selected to present this year! Great job!
Photos above from NCUR 2010 trip.