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Volunteers Hard At Work for NCUR

Over 3500 students have descended upon Lexington to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research with topics ranging from science and math to arts and the humanities. This is the second time the University of Kentucky is hosting the Conference, and with a record attendance, they have assembled a large team of volunteers.   They perform a variety of roles for the conference, such as food and  logistics.  UK Junior Erica Mattingly says many serve as guides.  

“You know, If this is your first time on a campus and someone says all the presentations are in Memorial Coliseum, that may mean nothing to you, so you need that help," she said. 

Many are looking forward to seeing the depth and variety of research that their peers will have on display.  Others, such as sophomore Grant Bogges, are eager to see some of the ancillary events.

"I’m really excited about the graduate school fair actually too, cause that’s one of the things I want to do after graduating, and just the level of opportunity.  I think there’s 300+ graduate schools coming," he said.

The Conference runs Thursday through Saturday on UK’s campus, 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.
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