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More than 2,500 undergraduate students and their faculty mentors from around the country will gather April 15-17 at The University of Montana for the 24th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. The conference is a unique celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement. With topics ranging from art to zoology, there are numerous opportunities for campus and Missoula community members to participate, including:

  • More than 1,300 oral presentations in more than 50 classrooms and lecture halls.
  • More than 1,000 poster presentations in the Adams Center alone.
  • 60 dramatic presentations in the music and performing arts buildings.
  • 42 visual arts presentations in the University Center and the Gallery of Visual Arts.
  • 197 presentations covering 45 topics by UM students.

The conference also is proud to host four plenary speakers, who will inspire participants to continue their undergraduate student achievement. They are:

  • William David Burns, the founder and principal investigator of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities.
  • Henriette Löwisch, international journalist focusing on global relations and a professor in UM’s School of Journalism.
  • R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute and member inductee of the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame.
  • Stephen W. Running, a Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient for his work on climate change and a professor in UM’s College of Forestry and Conservation.

All conference presentations are free and open to the public. A complete schedule will be available March 25. 

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