Five Longwood University undergraduate students presented their work in undergraduate research and creative scholarship at the 37th annual National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Established in 1987 by the Council on Undergraduate Research, NCUR exists to highlight and support excellence in undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative endeavors across all disciplines and varieties of institutions of higher education.

Participating in NCUR allows students the opportunity to share their research, hone their communication skills, and receive feedback from and engage in discussions with students and faculty from myriad fields of study.

The Longwood students who presented at NCUR 2023 are:

  • Jammie McMurtry (Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Sarah Porter)

    * Petroleum Pollution along the Virginia Shoreline

  • Cassandra Poole (Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Amorette Barber)

    * The Effect of Bisphenol A (BPA) Substitutes on CD4+ T Cell Immunity

  • Kendyl Titus (Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Shayla Walker)

    * Mental Health in Undergraduate Social Work Education: Identifying the Gaps

  • Brandon Walters (Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Steven Hoehner)

    * Surface Areas of Equifacetal Polytopes Inscribed in the Unit Sphere

  •  Kristen Wilkins (Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Amorette Barber)

    * ChPD1 T cells as a treatment for pediatric osteosarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma

Applications for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research open annually in early Fall. Travel and hotel accommodations of students who present at NCUR are provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

If you would like to learn more about getting involved in research at Longwood University, please visit Longwood’s Office of Student Research website

or contact Amorette Barber, Director of the Office of Student Research ( or