12th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds

The 12th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds will be held at Duke University

March 31-April 2, 2017

NC State is looking for 6 students to take to Duke University to present their original undergraduate research. The number of students is set by host institution. Please note that 6 refers to number of students and NOT projects and therefore teams may want to select one person to apply to attend the conference. If selected you will be required to stay the whole conference at accommodations provided, even though the conference is in close proximity to NC State.

Students who submitted an application will be notified of a decision by 2/20/2017

Travel related 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 https://sites.duke.edu/accmom2017/  or take a look at last years event at http://accmom2016.syr.edu/

For questions regarding the NC State application process please contact Heather King at hking@ncsu.edu or 919.513.0095

Please be prepared to provide general information and agree to acknowledgement statement on the application prior to starting, as well as the following:

  1. A faculty letter of support on letterhead (project does not have to be completed at NC State, but letter of support from the faculty mentor for project is required) (pdf or word doc emailed to hking@ncsu.edu)
  2. Abstract (250 words / 2000 characters max) updated 1/24/17
  3. Mentor information (Department and College)
  4. Resume (optional, but recommended)
  5. This is part of the application: “Acknowledgement and acceptance of the following: In applying to present at the ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference being held at Duke University March 31-April 2, 2017, I understand that I will be required to attend at least one mandatory informational meeting (prior to conference), a mock presentation meeting (prior to conference) and be required to stay the entire length of the conference in accommodations provided by Duke University, as well as attend all events during the length of the conference with the exception of optional social event(s).”

Deadline was February 7th. This is a hard deadline and extensions will not be given.


“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 http://acciac.org/undergraduate-research-symposium/)


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