Non-Society Events

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National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2014

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Saturday, April, 5, 2014

Location: University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Registration for NCUR 2014 will open January 15, 2014. The registration fee for students will be $185 between January 15 and February 14, $195 between February 15 and March 14, and $225 on-site. The registration fee for faculty will be $195 between January 15 and March 14 and $225 on-site.

The Council on Undergraduate Research and University of Kentucky, the NCUR 2014 host, invite undergraduate students to submit abstracts for posters, oral presentations, and creative and performing arts presentations. NCUR is a multi-disciplinary conference for bright, motivated, and talented students, who come from all types of institutions including research universities, community colleges, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges. This conference is an opportunity for students to present research to peers, receive feedback from faculty from other institutions, network with graduate school representatives, and hear from inspiring plenary speakers.

Submission Deadline: December 6, 2013
For More Information Visit:
NCUR 2014

Society for Technical Communication (STC) Summit

Open to STC Student Members
See STC student membership discount offer for Sigma Tau Delta student members.

Date: Sunday, May 18 - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Location: Phoenix, AZ

The 2014 Summit Program Committee has opened a Call for Proposals for a student-only progression that will feature research and give the reasons behind (or challenge) our conventional wisdom. For example,

  • Do we need to concern ourselves with serif versus sans serif type?
  • What about using active and passive voice?
  • What is the ideal text width on paper or online? Does text width matter?
  • And what about lists – once we were told they should be 7 items +/- 2? Is that still the case?

About progressions
Progressions feature 6-8 presenters and Summit attendees pick two presenters to visit in the session. The presentations take place at tables, with 8-10 people (and the presenter) seated. While you may want to use the research paper for class credit, your focus for the Summit should be on preparing a short presentation to support that paper. Progression presentations are 20 minutes and repeated twice. In that 20-minute period, plan to speak for 10 minutes and allow 10 minutes for discussion.

About the Call for Proposals
Complete the submission form with information about your idea for the progression session. This is not a formal project proposal, but we do want to see that you have given this topic some thought. Talk to a teacher or advisor if you need help crafting your ideas.

The Call for Proposals will be open through December 6
The program committee will review all proposals and notify students in mid-to-late December. Students whose sessions are selected will be asked to sign the speaker agreement and provide some additional information about their sessions. The 2014 Technical Communication Summit will be held 18-21 May in Phoenix, AZ.

Why you should do this
This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about various rules and origins of technical communication and language, gain presentation experience, and publish conference papers. Attending the Summit will give you the opportunity to network with other students and meet people currently working in the field who can give you advice on your career choices.

Pass it on
We invite you to share this CFP with others in your department and any students you may know. Visit the Summit website for more information about the conference.

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Pam Brewer,
Dr. Sally Henschel,

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2013