8th Annual Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium

March 2017*

Undergraduate students engaged in independent research in all fields, life sciences, natural sciences, humanities, or social sciences, in the New England region and Atlantic Canada are invited to attend NURDS 2017.

We will accept presentations that fulfill the definition of undergraduate research as stated by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR): "An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline."

This research may have been done as an independent project, honors thesis, or senior thesis. Students can present their research as an oral presentation, poster or data blitz before an audience of peers. This is an excellent forum for students to get valuable feedback as well as develop meaningful scientific discussions between students from multiple universities.

Previous NURDS meetings focused on the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Now we have broadened our scope to include students in the Humanities and Social Sciences!

This conference — initiated through NSF funding — is created, organized and run by undergraduate students. The symposium will provide a comfortable environment for undergraduate students to present their research.

Atprevious NURDS symposia more than 200 students from 40 different universities attended. Students came from as far south as Connecticut, as far west as Vermont, and as far north as Halifax, Nova Scotia.

*NURDS has moved to a bi-annual schedule

Don't miss this year's NURDS symposium.

Faculty mentors are welcome to attend.

NURDS was funded for 4 years through the NSF grant DUE-0726749, PI M. Frederich, Ph.D. and is now supported by the CAS Dean's Office, Provost's Office, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Scholarship at UNE.

The symposium will be held at the UNE Biddeford campus in southern Maine.