Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Preparations for NCUR 2011 proceed as the dates approach!

Pre-travel meetings are now taking place for all of the 101 or so UWRF students who are traveling to NCUR this year. This total makes UWRF the third largest institution in the nation attending NCUR 2011. The only larger groups attending are Ithaca College itself (the host) and nearby Cornell University! We have some 76 presentations with 93 presenters/co-presenters and about 8 other students attending to observe the meeting. Students attending this year represent a broad cross-section of our campus community with individuals from the sciences, the humanities, agriculture and the arts. Our students are joining more than ~3300 students from across the nation and beyond in some 2919 presentations. This year, the overall acceptance rate was about 83% of submitted abstracts. These numbers make this year’s NCUR the largest ever, exceeding the normal total number of participants by nearly 1000 presentations!

In addition to our campus accomplishments presenting this year, UWRF/SURSCA is also leading the Midwestern region with attendance and is taking the lead again this year in organizing travel arrangements for more than 300 regional undergraduate students.
Once again we have arranged to charter two jet aircraft from Sun Country Airlines! This year, chartering will save about $200.00 on each ticket sold. That represents a potential savings to UWRF of some $20,000. Altogether nearly 324 folks from UW-River Falls, UW-LaCrosse, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UMinn-Mankado, UMinn-Duluth, UMinn-Morris, UMinn-Twin Cities, Hamline University and St. Ben’s/St. John’s Universities will collaborate in this effort to represent our region at this major national conference. Of these ten institutions, UWRF represents one third of the total group!

Watch this site over the coming weeks for updates and access to YouTube videos of the groups travel and individual student presentations.

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