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Record 32 students to present at NCUR

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A record 32 students from North Central were chosen to participate at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 15-17 at the University of Montana. The number is among the most of any institution represented at the nation’s leading conference on undergraduate research. “This is an extraordinary and historic achievement for North Central's students and their faculty mentors—one that has developed out of our commitment to supporting undergraduate projects that go beyond the traditional classroom experience, and one that reflects a growing ‘culture of inquiry’ on campus. We're thrilled about this prestigious accomplishment,” said Perry Hamalis, assistant professor of religious studies and director of the Office of Academic Opportunities. The number of North Central participants has grown in recent years, from two in 2005 to 19 in 2008 to the record 32 this year. The 32 students will present 30 different proposals; some proposals have more than one presenter, and one student will present two different research projects. Emily Albright ’10 (photo) is one presenter at NCUR.