CSB and SJU students to present research at national conference

April 1, 2013

Eighteen students from the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and Saint John's University, Collegeville, will present their undergraduate research at the 27th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

The CSB and SJU students will present their research in history, sociology, elementary education, biostatistics and medical informatics, art, political science and psychology. Students present their research via posters, oral presentations and performing and visual arts sessions.

All the students received funding support for the conference from the CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Program.

In addition to the students, two CSB and SJU faculty members will also be making the trip to the conference - Michael Borka, associate professor of education, and Beth Pettitt, adjunct professor of biology.

Approximately 3,000 students will be attending the conference.

NCUR, which began in 1987 at the University of North Carolina Asheville, is held annually to promote undergraduate research and creative activity in all fields of study.

The conference includes three plenary speakers: polar explorer Will Steger; Hazel Barton, associate professor of biology and geology and environmental science at the University of Akron; and Native American singer and songwriter Bill Miller.

There is also a Graduate and Professional Studies Fair for participants April 11-12.