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Undergraduate Research Conference Wraps Up July 28

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 8:25 am / July 20, 2016

A student explains her poster at the 2015 ICUR.

Research from across Idaho is being highlighted at the annual Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR) that runs through Thursday, July 28, in the Student Union Building at Boise State. All sessions are open to the public and are free. Conference pre-registration is closed, but on-site registration will be available.

More than 250 students will present 143 projects through poster presentations. Presenters represent 50 institutions, including eight Idaho colleges and universities and five Idaho high schools.

A student visits with other participants at the 2015 ICUR.

The conference includes keynote speakers, poster presentations from across academic disciplines, “lightning” research talks and many networking events. Panel and presentation topics include advice on getting into graduate school, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, transitioning to a career, mentoring practices and more. See the full program at the ICUR website.

Of special interest to the general public will be the poster sessions held in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

Conference speakers for Thursday include Lesley Slaton Brown, chief global diversity and inclusion officer at HP Inc. from 9-10 a.m. talking on “How Diversity Makes You Smarter.” The session will be held in the Student Union Jordan D Ballroom.

Follow the conference proceedings on social media using #ICUR16.