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 16, 2017
     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 Memphis
     Memphis, Tennessee
     Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8, 2017

     Abstract submissions open on October 5, 2015 and are due by December 2, 2015
     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: 2017 NCUR

NCUR 2015 Group Photo
North Central College students and faculty prepare to leave for Cheney, Washington
to present their orginial research at the 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research,
the leading conference on undergraduate research in the United States.

HCIR Student Symposium - The Honors Council of the Illinois Region invites NCC honors students to present their scholarly work and spend the day meeting honors students from other Illinois institutions. The next conference will be held on Saturday, February 25 at the Northern Illinois University. Contact Dr. Kristin Geraty for more infomration.

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


Example Student Conference Presentations

Yekaterina Pavlopoulos at NCUR



Yekaterina Pavlopoulos '14
presented her senior honors
thesis research at the
National Conference on
Undergraduate Research,
in Lexington, Kentucky on
April 3-5, 2014.

HCIR 2014 Group Photo

A record-setting nine North
Central students presented
their research projects at
the 2014 Honors Council
of the Illinois Region
Conference that was hosted
by Joliet Junior College on
February 22, 2014.