MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System and UW-Eau Claire are encouraging college students across the state to participate in the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research by submitting abstracts by Nov. 30 and planning to attend.

UW-Eau Claire will welcome more than 4,000 students, faculty mentors, and institutional leaders from around the country to the conference from April 13-15.

NCUR promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity through its annual conference for students. NCUR 2023 offers students from all disciplines and institutions of higher education the chance to showcase their work on a national stage and network with peers and faculty mentors at a large-scale, professional conference.

Students and faculty are encouraged to submit their abstracts before the abstract submission portal closes on Nov. 30. Registration for the conference begins in January 2023.

“Undergraduate research is one of the hallmarks of universities across the UW System,” said UW System President Jay Rothman. “We can’t wait to showcase UW-Eau Claire and the great research being conducted by our students.”

As a university dedicated to research, UW-Eau Claire has selected Research at the Confluence as its conference theme as a “bringing together” of the humanities, artistic endeavors, and the sciences. The theme not only represents the goal of the conference but also Eau Claire itself; the city was founded at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers, and now is home to the Pablo Center at the Confluence, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex that will play a major role in NCUR 2023.

“UW-Eau Claire is honored to be hosting NCUR 2023, and we are truly excited to bring together leaders, faculty, and students from across Wisconsin and the country for a remarkable event,” said UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt. “Undergraduate research has been an integral part of UW-Eau Claire for more than 50 years, and at NCUR 2023 we will showcase the amazing research our students and faculty are involved in every semester.”

To learn more about the history of NCUR and its mission, visit the NCUR website.

Rothman also encouraged UW System students and faculty to prepare for the 2023 Research in the Rotunda event at the state Capitol in Madison on March 8. The annual event highlights undergraduate research across the UW System.


The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 161,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. Nearly 90 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree – with a median salary of more than $66,000. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

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