NCUR19@ATL – April 11-13, 2019

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Welcome to NCUR

Each year, thousands of undergraduate researchers from all over the U.S. participate in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. NCUR, the largest conference dedicated to undergraduate research in the world, features scholarly and creative works from some of the nation’s best and brightest. 

Kennesaw State University welcomes more than 4,500 conference attendees – the first time that this event has been held in the state of Georgia and the largest event in NCUR’s 33-year history. 

Here’s everything you’ll need to know about NCUR 2019.

We’re glad you are here! 

Registration check-in will be your first stop when you arrive at NCUR 2019 on the Kennesaw State University campus. You can find the Carmichael Student Center on the event map, or look for the 14-foot banners next to many of the buildings where NCUR events are offered.

If you are a KSU student but not registered for the conference, you are still encouraged to participate in the conference. The only part of the conference reserved for attendees is the food.

  • Search all abstracts through the NCUR abstract presentations portal and find out when and where to see the action on the full schedule.  You can also check out the NCUR schedule at a glance.

  • Each day, a plenary event will bring together all participants of NCUR 2019 at the Convocation Center. The plenary speakers include Dr. Alistair Dove, Vice President for Research and Conservation at the Georgia AquariumDr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean at the Morehouse School of Medicine; and Mr. K.C. Martin, Principal Program Manager of Plans & Roadmaps for Advanced Development Programs - the Skunk Works® - Mobility Directorate at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. 

  • Download the NCUR 2019 mobile app to get updated conference information and have all of the many activities at your fingertips. Customize your preferences within the app so you won’t miss the events and sessions most important to you.

    Stay connected socially throughout the conference by following NCUR 2019 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Use the hashtag #NCUR2019 when posting to any of the social media channels. 

    OwlTV streams information on TVs around campus and will post relevant conference happenings throughout the event.

  • Transportation Shuttles

    The Big Owl Bus, Kennesaw State’s campus-wide shuttle service, will run as usual during the conference. For the latest real-time arrival information, download the Big Owl Bus Tracker from the App store or Google Play.  You can also track the Big Owl Bus online.  Additionally, there will be complimentary shuttle service on campus going to all NCUR-designated hotels. Please see the NCUR 2019 mobile app for more details.


    NCUR 2019 participants who drive to campus will park offsite and be shuttled to campus.

    Regular parking for KSU students, staff, and faculty will be unaffected by the conference. Please make sure you park in the appropriate designated parking areas on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. 

  • There is plenty to experience at NCUR 2019. Here’s just a sample – download the NCUR 2019 mobile app for full descriptions and schedule information.

    Conference and research presentations:

    • Plenary speakers
    • Oral presentations
    • Poster presentations
    • Visual arts presentation
    • Performing arts presentations

    Professional development activities:

    • Career Fair
    • Graduate Fair (nearly 100 participating programs)
    • Mentoring and Leadership Sessions
    • Special interest sessions
    • Open houses and receptions

    Special events (please note – extra costs are associated to attend some activities):

    • Wednesday Night KSU Student Composers Recital
    • Thursday Night Theater and Dinner
    • Friday Night Atlanta Braves game at SunTrust Park
    • Saturday Excursions
      • The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
      • Explore the City
      • Nature Tour
      • Flower Tour
      • Bike Tour
  • NCUR 2019 is only made possible by the efforts of our community volunteers. For questions or assistance, please contact NCUR volunteers will receive volunteer badges that can be used during the conference days to receive exclusive discounts at restaurants around the Kennesaw area and at The Battery at SunTrust Park.

  • Classes at KSU are redirected during conference days so that KSU community members can participate in conference events; students, please contact your instructors for specific information about class schedules.

All KSU students, faculty, and staff who are not registered to attend the conference are welcome to attend conference presentations. Regular parking for KSU students, staff, and faculty will be unaffected by the conference. Please make sure you park in the appropriate designated parking areas on the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses.


Timeline for NCUR 2019

  • Events and Deadlines
  • Payment Deadline
    Monday, April 8, 2019
  • NCUR 2019 Career Fair
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • NCUR 2019 Conference
    Wednesday, April 10 – Saturday April 13, 2019

We’re looking forward to seeing you on April 11-13, 2019 at Kennesaw State, a comprehensive research institution located in north metro Atlanta. To learn more about us, visit Kennesaw State University. Stay connected and find out about the latest event plans via our social media below.


Kennesaw State University
NCUR 2019
Phone: 470-578-6737



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