UNCP to host 12th annual PURC Symposium

PURC 2018
Dr. Cathy Marcum

The UNC Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Center will host the 12th annual PURC Symposium, a campuswide celebration of undergraduate research scholarship, creativity, and scholarly entrepreneurship on April 11.

Work presented 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.

Cathy Marcum, associate professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University, will give the keynote address, “Are We Really Making a Difference?” Marcum will explore the purpose and intent of research, and if it is truly making a difference.

Registration will be from 8-8:30 a.m. with greetings from UNCP administrators and faculty set to begin at 8:45 am. Undergraduate research and creativity sessions begin at 9 a.m., followed by Dr. Marcum’s keynote presentation at 11:30 a.m. Formal programming concludes at 12:30 p.m. with closing remarks.

Contributions from Duke Energy help make this program possible.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the PURC Symposium website (uncp.edu/purcsym) or follow PURC on Twitter (@UNCPPURC).