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11th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds (MOM)

The 11th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds will be held at Syracuse University

April 8-10, 2016

NC State is looking for 6 students to take to Syracuse to present their original undergraduate research. The number of students is limited by the host institution and each ACC institution will be bringing 6 students. Please note this is students and NOT projects and therefore teams may want to select one person to apply to attend the conference.

Please be prepared to provide general information on the application prior to starting, as well as the following:
  1. Letter of Recommendation from Mentor (uploaded by students)
  2. Abstract (500 words or less)
  3. Mentor information (Department and College)
  4. Resume (optional, but recommended)

To be considered please APPLY HERE by February 11th. This is a hard deadline and extensions will not be given. Travel expenses are covered for those students who are selected, courtesy of the ACCAC and NC State OUR. 

For more information about the conference, please refer to the host institution website at

For questions regarding the NC State application process please contact Heather King at or 919.513.0095

“Each year, usually in late March or early April, 5-10 outstanding undergraduate researchers (accompanied by a faculty/staff member)  from each ACC university gather at a host university to present their research, either verbally or as a poster.   At most universities the student delegates are chosen through a refereeing process.  To be invited to the conference is a real honor.  Typically,

*The research is original, student directed, under the advisement of a faculty member.

*Abstracts of each research project are gathered in a conference brochure.

*Verbal presentations are grouped by broad subject matter categories.  They involve 15 minutes of presentation followed  by 5 minutes of discussion.

*Students presenting their research by poster typically “staff” their presentation and explain their research to other participants, both students and faculty.

*Plenary sessions involve both reflections on the importance of undergraduate research, highlights of research methodologies by distinguished faculty from the host university, and reflections on paths to graduate school and research careers.

*The conference begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.”

(Taken from the ACCIAC website

Please note the dates of conference as the coincide with the NCUR conference. 




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