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Appalachian students a major presence during the 12th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University encourages undergraduate research, and the university’s representation at the 12th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) at N.C. Central University in Durham last November is testimony to that fact. According to information supplied by the Office of Student Research (OSR), Appalachian and N.C. State University hosted the largest number of undergraduate research presentations at the symposium – 60 each.

View larger imageStudents from Appalachian State University and 44 other state academic institutions attended the12th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) at N.C. Central University in Durham last November.

The OSR reported a total of 45 N.C. academic institutions attended the symposium, and students from across the state delivered more than 400 research/creative performance presentations. Appalachian students from a variety of disciplines including biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, environmental sciences, graphic design, interior design, physics and astronomy, philosophy and religion, psychology, theatre, and women and gender studies presented. The 13th annual SNCURCS will be hosted by Campbell University in November 2017.

Students at Appalachian will have the opportunity to present in April on campus during the 20th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors. For information about the celebration and other opportunities around student research, contact the Office of Student Research.

About Student Research at Appalachian

Appalachian encourages student research, which gives the opportunity to work side by side with professors on meaningful research or creative endeavors and then present findings at regional, national and international conferences. Students who understand how discoveries are made in their chosen fields are well prepared to address the unsolved problems of the future. The Office of Student Research (OSR) was established in 2005 to expand the opportunities, including financial support, for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in research and mentored scholarship at Appalachian. Learn more at http://osr.appstate.edu.

About Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational 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 embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

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