St. Cloud State University sent its largest contingent of student researchers ever to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in April 2016. NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring a national conference for students.
- Casey Lundy, Acoustic Phonetic Accounts for the Pronunciation of the Inflectional Suffix /z/ in Central Minnesota English
- Kylie Bruner, Ashley Bisping and Taylor Schmit, Does Persistent Organic Pollutant PCB-153 Affect Development of Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes?
- Sunghee Kim, Sruthi Shankar and Duha Vang, Can Flatworms be used as Behavioral Screens for Potential Anti-Epileptic Drugs?
- Natalie McIntire, Chemotherapeutic Agents from Natural Product Templates: The Design and Synthesis of a Novel Indanone Analogue
It is a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate student achievement. The conference also provides models of exemplary research and scholarship, and helps to improve the state of undergraduate education.
A partnership between the University Honors Program, the SCSU Foundation and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs helped make this year’s St. Cloud State contingent the largest ever to attend this prestigious event.
The funding helped the students have the opportunity for the shared experience of participating in this conference and showcasing their scholarship on a national stage.
Outstanding undergraduate student researchers were identified and nominated by St. Cloud State faculty and academic administrators to participate
in a competitive process to be selected to present their work at the conference.