NCUR acceptances hit new high

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January 8, 2012
Fifty-seven Bridgewater students have been accepted to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The number represents a new high for the institution. [br][br]This year's number represents an acceptance rate of 92 percent, well above the average for the prestigious conference, according to [b]Dr. Jenny Shanahan[/b], director of undergraduate research. NCUR officials report receiving more than 3,500 proposals from across the country this year, also a record.[br][br]"Getting accepted to NCUR can be transformative for students," Dr. Shanahan said. "They receive objective confirmation, based on a rigorous, double-blind review, that their work is among the best in the country. And when they present at the conference, they learn first-hand that they can compete successfully for career opportunities and graduate study, with their peers from any institution, private or public."[br][br]Over the years, the number of students presenting at NCUR has steadily grown. The previous high had been 42, in 2007. The 2012 conference will be held in Ogden, Utah, from March 29-31.[br][br]The students accepted this year represent every college across the university, with 32 from Humanities and Social Sciences, 15 from Science and Mathematics, and five each from the Ricciardi College of Business and Education and Allied Studies.[br]