2022 Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will SNCURCS be held?


SNCURCS will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the campus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The student presentation/poster/performance schedule will be available in early November.  Information on how to make hotel reservations can be found HERE for those that will need overnight accommodations. 

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Who is eligible to present their work at SNCURCS?


Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at an institution of higher education in North Carolina is eligible to present at SNCURCS. This includes any and all undergraduate students at community colleges and four-year colleges/universities. In addition, high school students from select programs are eligible. The research/scholarship/creative work could be from a class (like independent research), participation in an undergraduate research experience, or other funded projects with a faculty mentor, even if you volunteered your time to the project. If you carried out the work as an undergraduate but are now enrolled as a graduate student, you are eligible to present. 

High school students may apply to present their work also.

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Can I present if I did my research/scholarship at an institution outside of North Carolina?


Yes. For example, if you spent the summer conducting research at a national laboratory or college/university outside of North Carolina, you can still present at SNCURCS. The qualifying criterion is that you are enrolled as an undergraduate student at an institution of higher learning in North Carolina. 

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May a graduate student or faculty member present their research at SNCURCS?


No, with one exception. The organizing committee feels strongly that SNCURCS should focus on the research, scholarship and creative achievements of undergraduate students. However, if you carried out the work as an undergraduate but are now enrolled as a graduate student, you are eligible to present. 

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When is the deadline to submit an abstract for SNCURCS?


The Abstract Submission Portal will open on September 16, 2022. The abstract submission deadline is October 26, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. No additional extensions will be permitted.  

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What length does my abstract need to be?


All abstracts should be no more than 250 words. 

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What size should my poster be?


Posters should be 36″ x 48″ in size.

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Does my project have to be completely finished for me to present?


No, although many students’ work will be. You should at least be able to present what the overall question is, explain how you will answer the question, and talk about any preliminary results you have. 

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Is there a way for me to publish a peer-reviewed paper with this conference?


Yes. Please check out the state of North Carolina’s undergraduate research journal, Explorations, for more information. 

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How do I register for the symposium?


Students, faculty mentors, administrators, and other attending guests can register for SNCURCS 2022 HERE.

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Is there a registration fee for students, faculty mentors or others attending the symposium?


For 2022, no. This year’s SNCURCS is free for all student presenters, faculty mentors and other attending guests. 

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Can I choose what time I present my work?


No.

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What types of presentations will there be?


Poster Presentations: Students who present in this format will prepare a poster of dimensions of 36″ x 48″.  Each poster will be assigned to a specific poster session which will be 90 minutes in length.  During that time, you will be expected to stand by your poster, explain the work that you conducted, and answer any questions.

Oral Presentations:  Students who present in this format will prepare a 10-12 minute presentation.  Each student will be allotted a 15 minute slot; however, the final 3-5 minutes will be reserved for questions from the audience.  After the schedule is complete, you can find when your session will be in the program. You will also be notified through email and given a link that you can use to upload your presentation before the day of the event.   

Exhibitions and Displays: Students who present in this format will follow the instructors for poster presentations. 

Performance, Film, Music or Video Productions: Students who present in this format will follow the instructions for oral presentations. However, we will allow up to 20 min for videos. 

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What type of presentation type should I choose?


Speak to your mentor if you are unsure which presentation type you should choose to best highlight your work. 

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What happens if I worked with a group on a research project? Can a group make a presentation?


Yes, but you will be limited to the same amount of time that single presenters are given. The Abstract submission link will ask the primary student to designate any co-presenters. The co-presenters do not have to submit abstracts. Each group should only submit one abstract.  

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How do I upload my presentation?


Instructions on uploading the presentation will be sent after the abstracts are submitted.

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