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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is the cost to attend NCUR 22?

A: If you are a student and you register before February 16, 2008, the registration fee is $145. After the February 16th Early Bird Deadline, the fee will be $185 for students. Registration fees for faculty are $175 through February 16, 2008 and $215 after that date.  Online registration closes on Friday, February 22, 2008.  After that you can register on site at the conference - on site student registration will be $225 and on site faculty registration will be $255.

Q: I'm not receiving emails from NCUR22. What should I do?

A: You will be notified by email that your account has been established and after submission of your abstract. You should receive these emails immediately following submission. On or before January 25, 2008 you will receive an acceptance or non-acceptance email of your abstract. If you do not receive any of those notifications contact the NCUR office at:www.salisbury.edu/ncur22.

Q: What are the Presentation Format Guidelines?

A: Detailed presentation guidelines are atwww.salisbury.edu/ncur22/presentationguidelines.html.

Q: How do I receive a Presenter Identification Number (PIN) if I am a co-presenter?

A: If you are a group or co-presenter, your PIN was emailed to the primary presenter or the person who submitted your abstract - as well as the faculty advisor - upon notification of acceptance. You should contact that person, or the NCUR® 2008 office, to obtain your PIN. Note that there is one PIN per accepted abstract and that PIN applies to all presenters of a given abstract.

Q: If I am a co-presenter and someone else has submitted the abstract, do I still need to register for NCUR® 22?

A: Yes. All presenters and co-presenters must register for NCUR® 2008 in order to attend and present.

Q: May faculty advisors and mentors present with their student advisees at NCUR®?

A: No. NCUR® is a presentation opportunity for undergraduate research students only. The only avenue for faculty presentation at NCUR® is through the Faculty Administrator Network (FAN) sessions. Information on FAN submission is available athttp://www.salisbury.edu/ncur22/fan.html.

Q: May parents attend their student's presentation? If so, do they need to register for the conference?

A: As a general rule, all persons wishing to attend the conference must register and pay for participation. We will make an exception to this rule for parents who wish to attend their son or daughter's presentation. Parents may send their names and the name of their participating child to ncur22@salisbury.edu. We will provide a Visitor pass that allows them to attend the one session where their child is presenting. This pass is not valid for lunches, dinner, speakers or tours. These activities are limited to paid conference participants. Parents can pick up their Visitor pass at the registration tables during registration hours.

Q: Can I mail or fax in my abstract?

A: No. All abstracts must be submitted using the online abstract submission form. To maintain consistency, streamline the process and help preserve our natural resources, we require that all abstracts be submitted using this process.

If your abstract contains special characters that cannot be typed into the form, you may include a link to a web version of your abstract. Please see the online form and instructions for more information.

Q: Can a student, faculty member or administrator submit more than one abstract for consideration for presentation?

A: NCUR encourages the submission of only one abstract from a sole presenter. If a student, faculty member or administrator wishes to submit more than one abstract, he/she must use a separate email address for each abstract.

Q: Can I request a specific presentation date and time?

A: While we will attempt to accommodate special requests, we cannot guarantee it. Special requests should be emailed to the NCUR® 22 office at ncur22@salisbury.edu. We encourage participants to attend all three days of the conference as it is an excellent opportunity to see, hear and support fellow researchers and their presentations.

Q: Do I make hotel reservations through the NCUR® website?

A: No. NCUR® 22 has secured room blocks and special rates at local hotels as a convenience to our attendees. A list of all participating hotels, rates and contact information is posted atwww.salisbury.edu/ncur22/lodging.html. NCUR® is not involved in the hotel reservations process. Each participant or school is responsible for securing their own hotel reservations./p>

If you are participating through your school's Undergraduate Research department, please contact them to coordinate your reservations. In many cases, the department will make reservations for the entire delegation.

If you are responsible for making your own hotel reservations, you must contact the hotel directly and, in most cases, provide a credit card guarantee for your room. Be sure to mention NCUR® 22 to receive the preferred conference rate.

Q: Are meals provided at the conference?

A: The conference registration fee includes three box lunches as well as access to hospitality tables throughout the conference that will serve continental breakfast, water, etc. Dinners may be purchased at the University Dining Hall in the Commons Bldg for $8.37. Tickets for Friday evening beach party will include dinner and must be purchased for a cost of $30 per ticket.

Q: How can I find out which abstracts were accepted for each school?

A: After the review process is complete a list of accepted abstracts by school will be available atwww.salisbury.edu/ncur22 .

Q: Can I mail or fax in the conference registration form?

A: Registration will be processed through our website using an online process. Online registration will be available January 14, 2008. Conference registration fee may be paid using credit card, check or University purchase order.

Q: How will NCUR®22 manage the acceptance and return of mailed-in artwork?

A: Guidelines for the managing and shipping of mailed-in artwork are available atwww.salisbury.edu/ncur22/presentationguidelines.html. It is strongly suggested that you insure your shipment as neither NCUR® nor Salisbury University will be responsible for any damages of items to and from NCUR®2008 conference.

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