KSU to host national conference on undergraduate research

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April 2019 conference to attract more than 4,000 students and faculty members from across the…

Georgia (Apr 5, 2016)April 2019 conference to attract more than 4,000 students and faculty members from across the country

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 5, 2016)— Kennesaw State University has been selected to host a national undergraduate research conference in 2019, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) announced today.

Set for April of 2019, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will bring together more than 4,000 students and their faculty mentors for a three-day conference at Kennesaw State. NCUR provides students with the opportunity to present their scholarly research in a professional setting and network with their peers, and faculty mentors, in addition to meeting with graduate school and corporate recruiters.

“We are honored to be selected to host the 2019 National Conference on Undergraduate Research,” Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp said. “Kennesaw State’s commitment to undergraduate research is part of the University’s strategic plan, and this is further amplified by KSU’s recent elevation to an R3 Carnegie classified institution. We look forward to welcoming our nation's scholars to our campus.”

In discussing KSU’s selection, CUR Executive Officer Elizabeth Ambos said, “Kennesaw State offers the undergraduate research community an unbeatable combination of assets as an NCUR host site: a welcoming, beautiful and accessible campus setting near Atlanta; thriving campus undergraduate research programs and culture; and a highly engaged faculty and administration supportive of the NCUR model.”

This gathering of scholars welcomes presenters from all institutions of higher learning and from all corners of the academic curriculum, generating a unique learning opportunity. The conference has grown since its inception in 1987, highlighting the expanding prevalence of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative inquiry.

This year’s NCUR will be held April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The 2017 and 2018 conferences will be hosted on the campuses of the University of Memphis and the University of Central Oklahoma, respectively.

For more information, visit www.cur.org/.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive university with more than 33,000 students from over 130 countries. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country. 


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu