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UWEC to Host Luncheon to Promote Upcoming Undergrad Research Event


More than 4,000 college students, faculty mentors and others from across the country will descend on Eau Claire in mid-April for the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Sign up for an April 4 luncheon of the Tech Council Innovation Network at UW-Eau Claire to learn how your company can take advantage of this gathering of young research talent in Wisconsin.

The luncheon will be held at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 77 Roosevelt Avenue, Ojibwe Room. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for individual members, $10 for students and returning veterans, $35 for general admission and included for Tech Council corporate members.

Speakers will include university leaders tied to the conference as well as Sarah Kolk of Silver Spring FoodsKeetra Muana of WPC Technologies; and John Robinson of Catalytic Combustion Emission Technologies, who will address the importance of undergraduate research to their companies, including filling jobs in a labor market that remains tight.


The April 13-15 conference offers students from all disciplines and institutions of higher education the chance to showcase their work on a national stage and network with peers, faculty mentors and others. Much of the conference will be held at the Pablo Center at the Confluence, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex in central Eau Claire.


“Undergraduate research has been an integral part of UW-Eau Claire for more than 50 years, and at NCUR 2023 we will showcase the amazing research our students and faculty are involved in every semester. The Tech Council luncheon will broaden to focus to how Wisconsin firms can benefit by attending,” Chancellor Jim Schmidt said.


“This conference is a rare gathering of young talent in Wisconsin. It won’t be back anytime soon, so employers and others may want to attend,” said Tech Council President Tom Still. Companies may register for the conference career fair until April 7; more information to follow.


The Tech Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that build Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to or call 608-442-7557.


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