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Dr. Lydia Fox
Director of Undergraduate Research
209.946.2481
lkfox@pacific.edu

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Whittier College

SCCUR 2013 HOMEPAGE

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:

September 1, 2013 Abstract Submission and Registration Opens
October 7, 2013 Abstract Deadline
November 1, 2013 Notice of Acceptance
November 4, 2013 Early Bird Registration Deadline
November 18, 2013 Registration Deadline