SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Niagara County Community College will host the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) on April 27, 2019.

The fifth annual SURC in 2019 will be hosted at three SUNY locations: Adirondack Community College (26, April 2019), Farmingdale State College (26, April 2019), and Niagara County Community College (27, April 2019). Students can choose either any of the three host campuses for the presentation of their research and creative activity projects.

The SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC) is a multidisciplinary spring semester event.  SURC brings together undergraduate students and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon, and keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty. SURC is supported by the Offices of the Chancellor, Provost, and Research Foundation, as well as SUNY student and faculty governance organizations. All undergraduate students engaged in research and their mentors across SUNY and CUNY are invited to attend regardless of academic field.

For more information and to submit an abstract for presentation visit

Abstracts must be submitted by March 13, 2019.

Jo Johnson

Keynote Speaker

Jo Johnson is an Ecological Planner with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and coordinates two critical stakeholder groups in our watershed. The Buffalo River Advisory Committee has been active for 30 years, working tirelessly to convert the industrial, polluted corridor back into a vibrant, accessible waterfront suitable for fish and wildlife. The Niagara Relicensing Environmental Coalition ensures that public funds dedicated to the Niagara River provide a high ecological return. Jo is also a dedicated intern mentor and grant steward with Waterkeeper. She holds a bachelor's in Biology and Geography, and a master's in Great Lakes Ecosystem Science. Her research interests include fish pathology, microbiology and food web dynamics.

Speakers Talk: Tackling Legacy Pollutants & Emerging Threats to Protect Western New York's Waters

Niagara County Community College Mission

The mission of Niagara County Community College is to provide a teaching and learning environment dedicated to excellence. Niagara County Community College is committed to maintaining the hallmarks of student centered-ness, accessibility, comprehensiveness, collegiality, community partnership, and lifelong learning.

Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.