Record Number of Eastern Students Accepted to Present at National Conference

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WILLIMANTIC, CT (01/25/2018) A record-breaking 41 Eastern Connecticut State University students from a variety of disciplines have been selected to represent Eastern at the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), a competitive undergraduate research conference that draws students from across the United States. The conference will be held at the University of Central Oklahoma from April 4-7.

Eastern's high rate of acceptance puts it among the top 20 schools nationwide - a group that includes major research universities and land grant institutions. Eastern students will present on a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from psychology and environmental earth science to business administration and kinesiology/physical education. Additionally, this is the first year that Eastern will send presenters for theatrical performances and visual art.

Chosen from more than 4,000 submissions, students whose work was accepted to NCUR are required to demonstrate a unique contribution to their field of study. NCUR offers students the opportunity to present their research findings to peers, faculty, and staff from colleges and universities across the nation, providing a unique networking and learning opportunity.

Eastern faculty continually encourage student researchers to present their work on a national scale, resulting in Eastern's impressive number of presentations accepted by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Last year, CUR identified Eastern as a campus that was "Leading the Way" with the number of students selected for presentation, a list Eastern will be featured on again at this year's conference. In the past four years, Eastern has sent more student researchers to NCUR than all the other public universities in Connecticut combined.

Written by Jolene Potter


Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut's public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut's 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 25th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded "Green Campus" status by the Princeton Review eight years in a row. For more information, visit