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Office of Research
Knoles Hall, 2nd Floor, Room 202
Dr. Lydia Fox
Director of Undergraduate Research

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)

2016 dates coming this fall


The Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) is an organization of Southern California faculty, administrators, and interested members of the community who share the common goal of improving education for college and university students through hands-on experiences of undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity. SCCUR supports inquiry-based education, in which students learn while doing, working closely with faculty mentors on significant academic projects and presenting their results to audiences in a professional manner.

SCCUR's cornerstone program is a one-day conference held each November on the campus of a college or university in the greater Los Angeles area.  Its purpose is to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the best research, scholarship, and creative work of undergraduates in the region, and thus to encourage excellence in undergraduate achievement.

SCCUR is broadly multi-disciplinary, including the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and performing arts. SCCUR typically draws 500-800 participants, mainly undergraduates and their faculty mentors, administrators, and community college and high school students.

Students present their scholarly work either in 15-minute seminar presentations chaired by faculty moderators, in poster sessions, or in exhibition or performance.

Students apply to present their work by submitting a proposal in the form of a brief abstract, limited to 300 words. Abstracts are reviewed by faculty from appropriate disciplines at participating institutions and accepted, returned for revision, or declined.

Important Dates:

October  2015 Abstract Submission Deadline
October  2015 Notice of Acceptance
November 2015 Registration Deadline
November 2015 SCCUR 2015