January 30, 2015
The Council on Undergraduate Research recognized Susquehanna University recently as a leader in the field for providing more than 300 of its students the opportunity to present their research at its National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Susquehanna is one of 57 universities and colleges nationwide named to the list, and one of more than 400 institutional members of the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Led by associate professor of psychology M.L. Klotz, Susquehanna has participated in the council's National Conference on Undergraduate Research for nearly 15 years, sending more than 300 students to present their work in varying fields, including biology, chemistry, ecology, earth and environmental science, history, math, neuroscience, philosophy, political science and psychology.
This year's conference, to be held in April in Spokane, Wash., will boast Susquehanna's largest contingent of undergraduate researchers ever at 40 students.
"This recognition is testament to a proud Susquehanna tradition and reflective of our commitment to providing our students with substantive research opportunities," said Linda McMillin, provost and dean of the faculty. "Each year, our students come back excited and inspired by their NCUR experience. Participation would not be possible without a group of very committed faculty, who serve as mentors."
Schools on the list were selected based upon the total number of participants or participation as a percentage of their student bodies in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the leading national venue for the presentation of undergraduate research.
Acceptance into the national conference is competitive and based on a review of proposals by professionals within the appropriate fields.