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WVU Students Selected to Present at NCUR 2021

WVU Students Selected to Present at NCUR 2021

Five West Virginia University students took part in this year’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Five WVU students were selected to present at this year’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which was held virtually from Monday, April 12 – Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

NCUR is the largest annual conference held for undergraduate student researchers. Each year, thousands of students from around the country gather to present their research to peers and faculty mentors, reflect on the value of undergraduate research, and hear about the impact of research from leaders across industry and academia.

This year’s WVU participants represented the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources:

Daniel Price, Falling Waters, WV (Geology), “Using StraboTools for Compaction Gradients in Continuous Miocene-Modern Fine-Grained Volcaniclastic Successions, IODP Site U1437,” Graham Andrews, Research Mentor ( Abstract)

Devin Kelly, Hedgesville, WV (Biochemistry), “Analysis of Active Site Mutation in Casein Kinase 2 Involved in Okur-Chung’s Neuropathy,” Ashok Bidwai, Research Mentor ( Abstract)

Jessica Hogbin, Hedgesville, WV (History), “Love and Politics: Ippolita Maria Sforza and Early Modern Maternal Relationships,” Matthew Vester, Research Mentor ( Abstract)

Ram Zaveri, Morgantown, WV (Computer Science), “A Hierarchical Approach to Fine-Grained Visual Classification for Plant Image Analysis,” Gianfranco Doretto, Research Mentor ( Abstract)

Wren King, Morgantown, WV (Sociology/Social Work), “ Assessing Risk Factors of Sexual Assault Victimization on College Campuses,” Lindsay Kahle, Research Mentor ( Abstract)

Wren King and Ram Zaveri are currently enrolled in the Honors Foundation program. Jessica Hogbin and Devin Kelly finished the Honors Foundation program and are currently enrolled in the upper-division Honors EXCEL program. 

WVU’s NCUR 2021 presenter abstracts are housed on the NCUR 2021 institutional abstract search page.  All NCUR presenters from the past are listed under NCUR presenters on the WVU Office of Undergraduate Research’s community page.

NCUR conference registrations were funded by the WVU Office of Undergraduate. NCUR 2022 is scheduled to take place in April 2022 at the University of West Florida. Students interested in seeking NCUR travel funding from the office will be expected to submit abstracts to the office for consideration in October 2021. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at