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UK to Host National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The University of Kentucky is hosting this year’s National Conference for Undergraduate Research.  The event is an opportunity for students across the country to show off their scholarly works.  Undergraduate Research Director Diane Snow says this year’s conference has reached several milestones. 

"We’re really excited to be hosting this event now for the second time.  We hosted it once in 2001, but at that time it was a bit smaller.  We now have 4200 participants and it’s the largest NCUR that has existed to date," she said.  

300 UK students have submitted abstracts and will be giving presentations.  Though the majority of participants have work in the sciences, Snow says several UK students have delved into other subjects.

“We’re really excited that people are presenting across all available platforms.  For example, there are many presentations that will be in the fine arts category: performing arts and visual arts," she said. 

In addition to the presentations, the conference will feature a graduate school fair, career gallery, and other opportunities for students to network and polish their research.  The event runs from April 3-5 and more information is available at the event's website

Chase Cavanaugh first got on the air as a volunteer reader for Central Kentucky Radio Eye, a local news service for the visually impaired. He began reporting for WUKY in February 2012, after receiving his Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.