Local students from UNG participate in National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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DAHLONEGA, GA (06/06/2019)– The University of North Georgia (UNG) had a record 65 current and former students attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) from April 11-13 at Kennesaw State University.

UNG students participating included:

Kandice Cantrell of Loganville, GA, who is majoring in biology

Caroline Kelly of Monroe, GA, who is majoring in psychology

UNG sent 77 people to NCUR, which ranked UNG as the No. 7 school for participants at the conference. Participants included students and faculty in anthropology and archaeology, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, history, music, physics, and psychology.

Dr. Anastasia Lin, assistant vice president of research and engagement, said the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) was excited to see such a large turnout.

“Our more than 40 research presentations from across the disciplines showcased the strength of UNG’s undergraduate research programs,” Lin said. “We are exceedingly proud of the hard work of the students and mentors who supported them.”

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 19,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state’s sixth-largest public university. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

This press release was prepared for Your Local News by Merit Media.

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