BOONE—Sixty-one Appalachian State University undergraduates representing 25 different academic departments presented their research at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at UNC Asheville, April 7-9.
The Appalachian students represented the sciences, humanities and arts and presented their work in oral and poster presentations as well as performance. More than 4,000 students from across the United States participated in the event.
“Our students simply did an outstanding job and represented Appalachian’s research and creative efforts in exemplary fashion,” said Alan C. Utter, interim vice provost of research and director of Appalachian’s Office of Student Research.
“Undergraduate research continues to be supported by our faculty and as a result the students and their faculty mentors should be recognized for their scholarly accomplishments.”
At Appalachian, research, scholarship and the production or performance of creative work are crucial parts of the undergraduate experience. Faculty, students and staff expand the boundaries of their academic disciplines, discover answers to real world questions, enhance the quality of life in the region and beyond, enrich the K-16 classroom experience and contribute to economic development.
NCUR is organized by the Council on Undergraduate Research and is the premiere organization that promotes high-quality faculty-undergraduate collaborative research and scholarly work. Appalachian students also participate in regional, national and international conferences specific to their academic discipline and present their work on campus during the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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