UNCP to host annual PURC Symposium

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PEMBROKE — A campuswide celebration of undergraduate research scholarship, creativity and scholarly entrepreneurship is scheduled for Wednesday at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The UNCP Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center will host the 12th annual PURC Symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public.

Registration will be 8 to 8:30 a.m., with greetings from UNCP administrators and faculty at 8:45 a.m. Undergraduate research and creativity sessions begin at 9 a.m. Formal programming ends at 12:30 p.m.

Cathy Marcum, associate professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University, will give the keynote address. Marcum will explore the purpose and intent of research, and if it is truly making a difference.

Work presented during the symposium represents faculty-mentored work of UNCP students. Their research and work has been funded by PURC. The presenting students have taken coursework beyond the classroom and developed ideas alongside a faculty member.

Contributions from Duke Energy help make this program possible.

For more information, visit the PURC Symposium website, uncp.edu/purcsym, or follow PURC on Twitter (@UNCPPURC).

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