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NCUIRE Symposium

New College Undergraduate Inquiry and Research Experiences (NCUIRE)

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Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium 


ASU undergraduate students, community college and high school students and their mentors are invited to present their research and creative projects at this year's New College Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium. Research projects will be in conference poster format. The event will feature a poster session, keynote address, and award ceremony. Faculty judges will determine awards for best posters submitted by NCUIRE and Non NCUIRE students, while a student award will be granted on student evaluations of posters. Admission to the event is free and open to the public!

 Event Information

When: April 20, 2023

Where: La Sala Ballroom

Schedule of Events: Noon to 4:30 p.m. viewing of poster

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Hall, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology in ASU's School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Deborah Hall is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences. Her research adopts an interdisciplinary focus to investigate the ways that social and group identy impact our interactions online.

Lecture title: Instagram vs. IRL: What Social Media Can Tell Us About Who We Are"

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2023

Who:  ASU students, community college and high school students interested in presenting research and creative projects (including, but not limited to, NCUIRE, Individualized Instruction, Capstone experiences, etc.)

Checklist of items you need to complete your registration:

image of maroon checkmarkResearch summary (250-500 words)

image of maroon checkmark30-60 second video of yourself describing your research (recommended)

image of maroon checkmarkPlease let us know the following in your video:

image of gold checkmarkFirst name
image of gold checkmarkLast name
image of gold checkmarkState your major/minors
image of gold checkmarkYour research and what about the NCUIRE experience has been meaningful to you
image of gold checkmarkPlease record the video in a horizontal composition

image of maroon checkmarkSigned media release form (Download fillable PDF here)


Register to participate

Poster and Creative Project Guidelines

For instructions on how to create an appropriate poster or presentation please, download guidelines

Download Guidelines


Posters and creative projects will be judged by ASU faculty from various disciplines.


All posters will be entered into contests for best NCUIRE and non NCUIRE posters, as well as the favorite posters among conference participants.


Please email for any questions about the Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Symposium.

Research Symposium Award Winners 

NCUIRE, the program that fosters original research projects between undergraduates and faculty mentors, is proud to announce the 2022 awards for best posters.  The judges were impressed by every submission and deciding on the best posters was difficult.  All participants should be proud of their work and the faculty mentors deserve a round of applause as well. NCUIRE offers two types of conference awards, one based the evaluations of New College professors and one based on student impressions. As an organizer of this event, I am especially thankful of all of the judges who added their insights and the dedicated work of, Ruth Dempsey, Kara Glaser, Brenden Rosenthal, Stacey Kimbell, and Carolyn Starr.  


Eric Swank
Associate Director of NCUIRE  

NCUIRE Faculty Judge Awards for 2022


Student Names

Faculty Names

Poster Title


Tessa Jung

Lauren Weidner

Community Sustainability: How Black Soldier Flies Could be the Answer


Jennifer Mata Salinas

Pamela Marshall

Soil Microbial DNA Analysis of Two Relocated Sus Burials


Grace Powell & Haojian Li

Deborah Hall

An Exploratory Investigation of the Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Adults

Honorable Mention

Claire Petersen

Catalina Cayetano

Disclosure in the Latinx community: Health and Genetic Information



Michael Sausedo

Peter Jurutka

Development of Novel Bexarotene Analogs for Treating Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas

Student Choice Awards for 2022


Student Names

Faculty Names

Poster Title

1st Place

Lamari Johnson Ashlyn Simpson, Linda Donaldson, Ramandeep Kaur, Komalben Poshiya, & Sean Spinney

Ken Sweat

Evaluation of Capsaicin Content at Different Stages of Maturity in Capsicum Chinese

2nd Place

Kathryn Melancon

Jonathan Parrott

A Preliminary Genetic Survey of Forensically Important Blow Flies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

3rd Place

Tahsin Hoque

Allan Colbern

Legitimate or Illegitimate? Conceptualizing Media’s Framing of Black Lives Matters and the American State, 2019-2021

Honorable Mention Marlen Juarez Lopez, Kaitlyn Fulp, & Katelyn Bolhofner Katelyn Bolhofner Distinguishing Between Perimortem and Postmortem Fractures in Bone in the Sonoran Desert