SNCURCS – State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium is held each November at a host institutions within the UNC and NC Independent Colleges and Universities systems. This statewide symposium started at NC State University and now rotates among public and private institutions of higher learning in North Carolina.

It has grown to be a large event for any undergraduate student in North Carolina to be able to present their research or creative work. Presentations can be posters, oral presentations, exhibits, or performances.  In 2020, there were approximately 424 presentations with over 800 presenting students, observers, faculty, and parents attending the virtual event.

The State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) 

Hosted by the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU)
Elon University, Catawba College and Livingstone College

The event will again be virtual in 2021

All undergraduate students enrolled in North Carolina colleges, universities, or community colleges and high school students who have completed a mentored research project through an accredited university or other Summer Ventures or research program are eligible to participate in SNCURCS. Presentations include Poster, Oral, Exhibit and Performance options.

Please go to for more information about abstract submission, registration and all event details. Questions concerning the event should be directed to the current hosts contact information found on the SNCURCS.ORG website.