OUR Newsletter: March 5, 2015

The Office for Undergraduate Research newsletter is published bi-weekly to share news about undergraduate research at UNC, relevant events, accomplishments of our students and faculty, and more.  For additional information, please visit our website or email us at our@unc.edu.

In this newsletter:

• On the Blogs

• OUR News

• Other News, Events and Opportunities

• Make a Gift


On the Blogs

OUR Blog: Professor Beth Grabowski discusses the research process and shares her advice for undergraduate researchers.

GRC Blog: Read about GRC Kathleen Onorevole's experience with undergraduate researchers at the Institute of Marine Sciences.


OUR News

Congratulations to former SURF recipient Jakelin Bonilla on being awarded a Luce Scholars Program fellowship.

Are you passionate about undergraduate research? Consider applying to serve as a 2015-16 OUR student Ambassador. The deadline to apply is March 20.

Are you registered for a research-intensive course this summer? The deadline to apply for the Summer Award for Research-Intensive Courses is April 3.

Mark your calendar: The Celebration of Undergraduate Research is Wednesday, April 15 from 1:00-3:15 p.m. in the FPG Student Union, and will be followed by a recognition ceremony at 3:30 p.m.


Other News, Events and Opportunities

UNC Faculty:

• Here is a Call for Applications for the 2015 University of North Carolina Instructional Innovation Incubator (i3@UNC), a summer workshop and fellowship program for developing new online and blended courses that improve learning outcomes and expand educational opportunities for North Carolinians. The deadline is March 15, 2015.

• Check out this panel on Innovative Teaching in the Arts & Humanities at the Institute of Arts and Humanities on Wednesday, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. Presenters include GRC faculty.


There is an NSF REU available at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas that focuses on Mechanisms of Evolution. The application deadline for the Summer 2015 REU program is March 6, 2015.

Post-graduation opportunity: "Public Impact, a national education policy and management consulting firm based in the Chapel Hill area, is currently seeking entry-level analysts to join our team of researchers, thought leaders, tool-builders, and consultants who help education leaders improve K – 12 student learning. Consultants conduct research in education, write and edit compelling publications, and consult with bold implementers to design and initiate nation-leading reforms." The application deadline is March 6, 2015. More information is available here.

There is an NSF REU at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology that focuses on metallurgy and materials science. The application deadline is March 13, 2015.

Are you interested in undergraduate research in philosophy? Check out the 2015 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute. The theme this year is Philosophy and Social Justice; the institute is from June 13-22. Application Deadline: March 13, 2015.

The Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill invites applications from undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and/or those with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, with interests in the population, health, and spatial sciences, for research internships during Summer 2015. Deadline for applications: April 2, 2015.

The deadline to apply for the 2015 B&O Railroad Museum Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program is April 10, 2015. There are several fellowships available related to history and railroad studies.

Post-graduation opportunity: "The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Our objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center is looking for both qualitative and quantitative Research Assistants to provide support to senior researchers." More information is available here.


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