Faculty members from a variety of University of Portland programs made it possible for student research collaborators to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on April 16-18 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. It was a one-of-a-kind event for students to present their research, scholarship, and creative activities in all disciplines, according to Ami Ahern-Rindell, biology, who also serves as on the CUR executive board as secretary, and as the book review editor for the CUR Quarterly.
The Council on Undergraduate Research partners with an institution each year to organize NCUR and offer the conference venue to undergraduates across the country. This year UP students who presented at NCUR had the support of faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences (biology, environmental sciences, and mathematics) and the Shiley School of Engineering in preparing their presentations. Students’ expenses were supported in part by the Office of the Provost, deans from Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences, and the newly formed Undergraduate Research Club.
For more information, contact Ahern-Rindell at firstname.lastname@example.org.