NCUR - The National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR 2009Since 2002 more than 130 Christ College students have had their undergraduate research selected for presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), the largest, most competitive, and most prestigious venue for undergraduate scholarship in the United States. Generous contributions of alumni and friends to the Christ College Dean's Annual Fund makes possible travel to NCUR conference sites such as Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Asheville N.C., Salt Lake City, and the San Francisco Bay area.  See all our pictures in the NCUR picture gallery.

NCUR 2010 Missula

Christ College 2011 NCUR Participants at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York:

Kaylene Boroski - “Staggered Truss Frames with Enhanced Seismic Safety and Performance”

Danijela Bukur - “Understanding Orthodoxy and the Complexities of Orthodox-Evangelical Ecumenical Dialogue: An Orthodox Perspective”

Laura Ehlen - “Footfalls Echo in the Memory: Augustinian Notions of Time, Memory, and Re-direction of Desire in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

Claire Flesch - “The Corporatization of Higher Education: A Case Study”

Krysta Gumbiner “Youth Motivation in American Politics: Examining and Interpreting Variables that Drive 18-25 Years Olds to Vote in Post-World War II Elections”

Katelyn Holub - “Children’s Rights and Child Advocacy: Responses by Faith-Based Organizations to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Halina Hopkins “Kolleena Ensan: Samira Said’s Music as an Interpretation of Moroccan Women’s Cultural Identity”

McKenzie Kelly with Alyssa Thacker - “Siltation Related to Beaver Dam Decomposition in the Little Kankakee River”

Hilary Madinger -“Managing Wildland Fire: The Impact of Burn Intensity on Lichen Success”

Joshua Reifsteck - “The Concept of Healing in Christian Science and Healing in the New Testament: A Comparison”

Ciara Reyes - “Redeeming the Underground Man: Writing as a Vehicle of Redemption in Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground

Jazmine Reyes - “Debunking the Myths of Masculinity: George Eliot’s Critique of Victorian Masculinities via Edward Casaubon of Middlemarch

Elizabeth Simons - “Lutheran Perspectives on Humankind’s Relationship to the Environment”