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Engage

Engage with topics, ideas, and the overarching questions that guide the spirit of your inquiry. Get started with thinking about your research goals, how they fit into your major and future goals as you go from being a prospective SU student to a freshman to a senior ready to graduate. Get the resources you need to start your research at whichever stage you may be during your undergraduate years at SU. 

Plan

Learn how to systematically plan your research and the steps you need to achieve along the way from compliance to planning for appropriate scholarly venues to present your research. 

Plan Your Research

Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, plan for Honors College, graduate school, or careers where your research experience makes you a competitive candidate. 

Planning Ahead

Programs

Learn about the different research opportunities and programs offered at the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, Henson School for the Sciences, Perdue School of Business, and Seidel School for Education by semester. Explore the opportunities for research, funding, and programs as they are offered during each semester of the academic calendar year. 

Connect

Gain valuable advice from and learn about fascinating research being conducted by faculty mentors across different disciplines. Find scholarly student groups and join a community of like-minded students. Connect with award-winning faculty research mentors at Salisbury University.

Opportunities 

Find out about the funding opportunities available for undergraduate student researchers and their funding deadlines. Learn about the procedures and deadlines for obtaining compliance for your research. Find out about the conference deadlines to keep in mind for presenting your research at scholarly venues. 

Student Research: National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR Student Research Topics and Abstracts

Browse through student research selected to present by SU students at the NCUR from 2011 onwards. Presentation topics and abstracts for the oral presentation sessions and poster sessions are provided here.

NCUR 2011

NCUR 2012

NCUR 2013

NCUR 2014

NCUR 2015

NCUR 2016

NCUR Faculty Mentors

Faculty mentors for the student researchers who have presented nationally at different NCUR venues from 2011 are listed here below by department. They are a valuable resource for you to connect with to discuss research ideas and projects in your major.

2011

Art Jinchul Kim
Athletic Training Kelly Fiala
Biology Eugene Williams
Chemistry Chasta Parker
English Derek Bowden
English Lucy Morrison (Pike)
Environmental Studies Michael Lewis
Exercise Science Scott Mazzetti
Geography Amal Ali
Geography Gina Bloodworth
History Jay Carlander
History Jeanne Whitney
Physics Mark Muller
Political Science Adam Hoffman
Psychology Al Witkofsky
Psychology Karl Maier
Psychology Michele Schlehofer
Social Work Rachel Buchanan

2012

Athletic Training Kelly Fiala
Chemistry Seth Friese
Clinical Lab Science Jay Carlander
Economics Jill Caviglia-Harris
Economics  Jonathan Munemo
English Nick Melczarek
English James King
English Lucy Morrison (Pike)
Environmental Issues Lucy Morrison (Pike)
Geography Amal Ali
History Jay Carlander
History Emily Story
History Kristen Walton
International Studies Linda Dwyer
Mathematics Steven Hetzler
Mathematics Don Spickler
Nursing Tina Brown Reid
Psychology Suzanne Osman
Psychology Michele Schlehofer

2013

Art Jinchul Kim
Athletic Training Kelly Fiala
Biology Diane Davis
Biology Patti Erickson
Biology Corinne Pubill
Biology Judith Pike
Business Administration Jon Munemo
Business Administration Frank Shipper
CADR Lance Garmon
Chemistry Don Spickler
CMAT  Dennis Leoutsaks
CMAT Judith Pike
CMAT Jennifer Cox
Computer Science David Parker
Education Lucy Morrison (Pike)
English Judith Pike
English Nick Melczarek
English Cynthia Payne
English Lucy Morrison
History Jeanne Whitney
History Emily Story
History Judith Pike
History Bart Talbert
History Greg Cashman
International Studies Emily Story
Mathematics Lucy Morrison (Pike)
Nursing Tina Brown-Reid
Philosophy Tim Stock

2014

Anthropology & Archeology Linda Dwyer
Biology Jim Burton
Economics Hong Yao
English Lucy Morrison
Geography & Earth Science Gina Bloodworth
History Kara French
History Kristen Walton
Kinesiology & Exercise Science Scott Mazzetti
Kinesiology & Exercise Science Kelly Fiala
Literature Lucy Morrison (Pike)
Mathematics Don Spickler
Mathematics Mike Bardzell
Political Science Sarah Surak
Psychology Cecilia Acocella
Sociology Cynthia Payne
Sociology Shawn McEntee
Sociology Diane Illig

2015

Biology Patti Erickson
Education Randy Groth
English Cynthia Payne
English Lucy Morrison (Pike)
English Judith Pike
History Kristen Walton
History Jeanne Whitney
History Ray Thompson
Political Science Sarah Surak
Psychology Lance Garmon
Psychology George Whitehead

2016

Biochemistry Alison Dewald
Computer Science Annie Lu
Education  Randy Groth
Education Jennifer Bergner
Education Jathan Austin
Film/Photography Studies Auvelie Van de Wiele
History Ton Goyens
Nutrition Jim Buss
Physics Gail Welsh

2017...Coming soon!

NCUR Faculty Chaperones

The NCUR faculty chaperones from 2011 onward are provided here below. NCUR faculty chaperones are not simply giving their time for the duration of the conference; many of them are doing so for the opportunity to interact with and be a part of the vibrant research atmosphere. 

2011
Dr. Clifton Griffin 
Dr. Mark Muller
Dr. Tina Reid
Jessica Scott

2012
Dr. Clifton Griffin
Dr. Tina Reid
Dr. Linda Dwyer
Jessica Scott

2013
Dr. Judith Pike
Dr. Art Lembo
Dr. Tina Reid
Jessica Scott

2014
Dr. Scott Mazzetti
Dr. Tina Reid
Lacie Doyle
Jessica Scott

2015
Dr. Larence Becker

2016
Dr. Vinita Agarwal

2017...Coming soon!

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