Research at Concord

Undergraduate Research Day

Each spring, Concord University celebrates the scholarly accomplishments of its students through the annual Undergraduate Research Day. Students involved in the McNair Scholars program and the Honors program, students working on senior theses, and students collaborating on research with faculty members gather to present the outcomes of their research projects. Concord’s annual Undergraduate Research Day is hosted by the Concord University McNair Scholars and the Psychology program. The event provides an opportunity for faculty, fellow students and guests to see what our students have accomplished over the past year. Students present either poster or paper (oral) presentations that highlight qualitative and quantitative projects across all six of Concord’s academic divisions.

In addition to the research presentations, the day also includes a Graduate and Professional School Fair. We typically host representatives from more than 20 schools and programs including Marshall University (Biomedical Sciences and Psychology), Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Radford University, Tufts University, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Tech (Biochemistry and Biological Sciences), Hollins University, University of North Carolina – Pembroke (Business Administration), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (School of Pharmacy) and Concord University (Education), just to name a few. This provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in graduate school to meet and visit with representatives from a broad range of schools and programs.

All students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend! For further information, contact the McNair Scholars Program staff (Phone: 1-800-344-6679 (toll free) or 1-304-384-6019, Email:


Annual Meeting:

The 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center Ballroom.

Abstract Submission.
All students wishing to present their work must submit the Abstract Submission Form and turn in a confirmation form, signed by their Faculty Sponsor, to the McNair office (SC111) by Friday, April 11, 2014.



Past Meetings:

2013 Meeting:

The 6th Annual Undergraduate Research Day was held April 25, 2013 in the Jerry L. Beasley Student Center Ballroom.

Keynote Address: Dr. Darby Proctor, Research Fellow at Yerkes Primate Research Center, Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience, Emory University.
Abstract and Schedule of events (pdf)

2012 Meeting:

The 5th Annual Undergraduate Research Day was held April 19, 2012

Keynote Address: Dr. Thomas S. Critchfield, Illinois State University

2011 Meeting:

The 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Day was held April 21, 2011
Keynote Address: Dr. Wilburn Hayden, York University, School of Social Work

Abstracts and Schedule of Events (pdf)

2010 Meeting:

The 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research Day was held April 15, 2010
Keynote Address: Dr. Gary Rankin, Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, & WV-INBRE

2009 Meeting:

The 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Day was held April 23, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven W. Gangestad, University of New Mexico, Department of Psychology

2008 Meeting:

The 1st Annual Undergraduate Research Day was held April 22, 2008