McNair Scholars Reflect on NCUR Conference Experience

CenterPoint Newsletter | Summer 2017 | by Nirosh Moodley & Termaine Turner II, McNair Scholars


The 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) took place at the University of Memphis during April 6-8, 2017. Over four thousand students, faculty mentors, and administrators participated. It was a great opportunity to learn about the research being conducted by students from college around the country. While listening to the presentations we were able to identify our own areas of research weaknesses and strengths in comparison to other presenters. The conference gave us the opportunity to interact with scholars and faculty from around the country and discuss topics in our respective areas of research, while meeting with representatives from numerous institutions at the Graduate School Fair.

When not involved in presentations and networking with graduate school representatives, we learned about the rich history and culture of Memphis, Tennessee. We met new people, ate famous Memphis barbecue, walked the iconic Beal Street, and visited the National Civil Rights Museum.

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