Kennesaw State students to present at NCUR 2023

KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 29, 2023)

More than 50 undergraduate Kennesaw State University students will present their projects at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 13-15 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

NCUR is the largest undergraduate research conference in the United States with more than 4,000 participating students from across the globe. These students present their works as posters, oral presentations, performances, and works of art. This year marks NCUR resuming in-person events since the last in-person event was hosted by KSU in 2019.

Students from all fields and disciplines are permitted to participate. 

Dr. Amy Buddie, director of the KSU Office of Undergraduate Research, said that this year's students are conducting cutting-edge research in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, nursing, chemistry, biology, psychology, education, exercise science, architecture, computer science, English, and much more.

ncurCaitlin Callahan, a psychology major and a second-time attendee, said she had a fantastic time presenting to other like-minded student researchers from around the country. She said that attending a conference is a very inspiring opportunity that she encourages all students of any discipline to try and experience it at least once.

Kirsten Davis, a nursing major, said she loves everything about research and is excited for the opportunity to travel to NCUR. 

NCUR also provides networking opportunities to meet peers, graduate students, and faculty from around the world.

Buddie added that there are many benefits for students attending, such as honing communication skills and having fun with other undergraduate researchers. 

Ben Buxton, a business management major, said that he’s not only looking forward to presenting with his partner at NCUR but is also looking forward to taking advantage of the conference’s unique networking opportunities.

Sahil Bardai, a biology major and student government senator for College of Science and Mathematics, said research conferences are beneficial because they provide researchers opportunities to connect with so many people, and he looks forward to meeting more faculty in his field. 

KSU faculty also look forward to attending the event.

“I’m honored to be working with such a talented group of students to conduct high-impact and quality research,” Dr. Chinasa Elue from the Department of Educational Leadership said. “We are excited to present our research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research.”

— By Victoria Grace Tucker