Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium (NURS-13)
The 2013 Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on April 16, 2013 at the Joe Crowley Student Union at UNR. This symposium provides a forum for undergraduate researchers in all institutions of higher education in Nevada to share the results of their research with fellow students, faculty and others interested in higher education in Nevada.
Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Provost Kevin Carman: 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Theater
Student Poster Session and Reception: 2:30 - 4:30 pm, Ballroom C
Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium (NURS-12)
2012 NURS was held at the University of Nevada, Reno on April 18-19, 2012 at the Joe Crowley Student Union.
Symposium Program [PDF]
Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium (NURS-11)
2011 NURS was held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on April 16, 2011
2010 NURS was held on April 13-14, 2010 at the Joe Crowley Student Union
Best Oral Presentation: Cameron Howard, A Comparison of Titanium, Iron, and Tantalum Oxide Nanotubes
First Runner Up: Allyson Patton, If We Could Only See Us Then: A Memoir
Best Poster Presentation: Garrett Frey, Morphology of Carbonaceous Aerosols Emitted from the Combustion of Various Mid-Latitudinal Wildland Fires
First Runner Up: Maxwell Fleming, Development and Characterization of Eco-Friendly Lightweight Materials
Objective: Conducting research as an undergraduate student is an enriching experience that can provide meaningful exposure to problem solving and prepare the student to successfully enter and adapt to society upon graduation. Exposure to research is also one of the most effective means to motivate students and stimulate interest in graduate education. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for undergraduate researchers in all institutions of higher education in Nevada to share the results of their research with fellow students, faculty, and others interested in higher education in Nevada. The symposium will include both oral (15-minute) and poster presentations. Awards will be presented for the best student poster and oral presentations. Conference proceedings, including abstracts of both the oral and poster presentations, will be available at the symposium.
Venue: Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.
Background: In 2009, the National Science Foundation?s EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research), awarded a $15M infrastructure grant to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), as to improve capacity to conduct climate change research in Nevada. Project details can be found by visiting www.nevada.edu/epscor/events.html. The project?s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), co-managed by Dr. Mike Collopy and Dr. John Farley, provides the funds to hold this annual undergraduate research symposium.
Sponsors: NSF-EPSCoR; Nevada System of Higher Education; Office of Undergraduate Research, UNR; UNLV Center for Mathematics and Science Education
Conference chairs: Mike Collopy, Ph.D., Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, UNR; John Farley,Ph.D., Director, Center for Mathematics and Science Education, UNLV