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Abstract Reviewer Volunteers

NCUR receives and accepts thousands of student abstracts in all academic disciplines every year, and we anticipate this year, in Long Beach, to be no different. As a result, we are in need of abstract reviewers. If you are an administrator, faculty mentor, postdoc, or graduate student you are eligible to review student abstracts for NCUR 2024. Please note: Undergraduate students are not eligible to serve as abstract reviewer volunteers for NCUR 2024.

Deadline to Volunteer: The deadline to volunteer is now closed.

The expected workload and dates of availability for abstract reviewers are as follows: Availability to access the NCUR submission site to review abstracts in a fair and balanced way and provide a score and comment for each assigned abstract. Total Time: ~3-4 hours

Abstract submission round review dates: Opens December 15, 2023, and ends January 5, 2024.


Event Day Volunteers

To support the success of the event, we hope to recruit a pool of local, dedicated, and enthusiastic volunteers! We are seeking volunteers for multiple shifts over multiple days, providing a great opportunity to meet influential people, see behind the scenes of an undergraduate research conference, and represent the institution you call home!

If you are interested in being considered for a volunteer role, please complete the application below. 

Key Dates:
Deadline to Volunteer: January 30, 2024
Volunteers Selected, Assigned, and Notified: Between February 15, 2024 – March 8, 2024

Volunteer Opportunities:
Registration Check-in – Support with participant check-in and badge pick-up
Poster Check-in – Support for poster presenters and attendees who are trying to locate specific posters during the poster presentation sessions
Ushers - Help attendees find available seats in the theater during the plenary sessions and general wayfinding within the convention center
Oral Session Moderators - Introduce the session and speakers, manage time, guide speakers, facilitate a smooth and engaging discussion, involve the audience, and ensure all participants have a chance to contribute, ultimately ensuring the session's objectives are met.
Actors - Limited service for one 60-minute session block and dependent on abstract submissions received and accepted. Theater performance sessions are 60 minutes in length and comprised of three original short plays that are no longer than 15 minutes in length led by student authors and performed by CSU guest actors. The script would be provided in advance and at least one coordination video conference will likely be necessary for preparation.

Volunteer Requirements and Benefits:
Online Training: Completed no later than April 1, 2024 
Day of Arrival: Arrive and check in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled shift at the Help Desk in the convention center

Volunteer Benefits:
Volunteer Swag: Volunteers will be provided with a piece of swag to identify them as volunteers and a badge that must be worn for all shifts.
Parking Pass: A complimentary parking pass will be provided for the day of your shift.
Chance to Win: For every completed shift, volunteers will be entered into a drawing to win prizes!

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