Seventeen students presented their findings at the 30th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 7-9 at University of North Carolina, Asheville.
NCUR is the largest conference of its kind in the country with approximately 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities in attendance. Over Lafayette’s 29 years of participation, more than 750 students have been accepted to present their research.
Students worked with faculty members through the College’s honors thesis, independent study, or EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research programs. Lafayette’s focus on close student-faculty interaction has made it a national leader in undergraduate research. Many of the hundreds of students who participate in these programs each year publish their work in academic journals and present at regional and national conferences.
Christopher Nelsen ’16 (Wayne, Pa.), civil engineering
“Digital Preservation of German American Heritage Sites in Pennsylvania Using Terrestrial Lidar and an Interactive Web-based Interface”
Michael McGuire, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering