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Undergraduate Research in the Spotlight at ICUR

Undergraduate Research in the Spotlight at ICUR

A student explains her poster at the 2015 ICUR.

Research from across Idaho will be highlighted at the annual Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research (ICUR) held July 27-28, 2016, in the Student Union Building at Boise State University. 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 46 institutions, including eight Idaho colleges and universities and four 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 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

Conference speakers include Haven Baker, vice president of plant sciences at J.R. Simplot Company, from 9:25-10:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, talking on “Innate Potatoes — Bringing Science and Technology to the Market;” and Lesley Slaton Brown, chief global diversity and inclusion officer at HP Inc. at 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, talking on “How Diversity Makes You Smarter.” Both sessions will be held in the Student Union Jordan D Ballroom.

For students, faculty and staff needing assistance getting to the Wednesday evening reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, downtown two shuttles will run continuously from 5-7:45 p.m. between the Boise State Student Union Building (SUB) and the JUMP reception venue (located at 1000 Myrtle St.). Parking for the JUMP event also is available in public parking garages.

Follow the conference proceedings on social media using #ICUR16.

BY: KATHLEEN TUCK   PUBLISHED 8:25 AM / JULY 20, 2016

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