North Central College - Naperville, IL

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Student Research Conference Opportunities

North Central College undergraduate students have the opportunity to present their research findings in a variety of local, regional, and national student conferences. Students are encouraged to work closely with their faculty advisor to develop and submit an independent research project. Students may apply for funding through the Student Conference Travel Program.

Rall Symposium - This conference invites all North Central College students to share scholarly work with others at North Central as well as the community at large. 

     North Central College in Naperville, IL
     Tuesday, May 14, 2013
     For more information: Rall Symposium



National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) - This conference invites undergraduate students from across the country to present their research results through oral reports or poster demonstrations. Artists present their work through exhibitions or performances.

     University of Kentucky-Lexington, KY
     Thursday, April 3 - Saturday, April 5, 2014
     Abstract submissions are now open and are due by December 6, 2013
     Note: Students should enter the name of their research advisor as their faculty mentor,
              and Dr. Nancy Peterson as the Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator

     For more information: 2014 NCUR

North Central College students journeyed north to La Crosse, Wisconsin to present their orginial
research at the 2013 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the leading conference
on undergraduate research in the United States.

Honors Council of the Illinois Region (HCIR) - This Conference invites NCC honors students to submit scholarly work and is an excellent opportunity to meet students from other Illinois institutions. Dates and locations for 2014 to be announced.

In addition to these conferences, NCC students also present research results at regional, national, and international professional conferences. Learn more.

Example Student Conference Presentations

Visit Conference Presentations for a list of NCC student research presentations.

Bajrami Poster Session NCUR 2012

NCC Attendees HCIR 2012


Arlinda Bajrami '12 presented
her research on messages
perpetuated to young girls from
various teen magazines at the
National Conference on
Undergraduate Research,
in Ogden, UT  on March
29-31, 2012.



Jenna Slack '12 and Tyler
Schroeder '13 (far right)
presented their research
projects at the 2012 HCIR
conference that was hosted by
the University of St Francis in
Joliet, IL. Also attending were
College Scholar  Jeffrey Petrick
'14 and Professor Perry Hamalis,
director of the Office of Academic




Branigan and Henry    
Madison Henry '13 and
Michelle Branigan '13 researched 
tissues in the foot while studying
at the University of Glasgow
and then presented their results
at the 2012 National Conference
on Undergraduate Research on
March 29 - 31, 2012. Learn more.