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What We Do

At the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR), we believe that students who engage in research during their college careers are better prepared to address future unsolved problems and to assume important roles as enlightened citizens and leaders. We help undergraduates get connected to the larger Carolina research community, find research funding, and share their research with others.

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Research Opportunities

Wondering where to start? Click here to find out more about our learn/connect/engage framework for getting involved in research.

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Fund Your Research

We can help you find summer funding, travel to present your research at a conference, and find other great funding sources at Carolina.

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Share Your Research

Learn about our Spring Celebration of Undergraduate Research, publishing, and funding for conference presentations.

More About Sharing Your Research

News & Updates

UNC's iGEM research team stands in front of the iGEM logo at a recent research event

UNC iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) awarded Bronze Medal at iGEM Grand Jamboree Competition

Five UNC undergraduates won a Bronze Medal at the world’s largest synthetic biology competition for their research on detecting and treating Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.

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UNC-CH Undergraduates Present Their Research at Statewide Symposium

Two undergraduate researchers from UNC-CH presented their research at the State of North Carolina’s Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium.

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Research Opportunity in Environmental Health

21st Century Environmental Health Scholars is seeking undergraduate researchers for summer 2024.

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Fall 2023 MakerFest and Other Great BeAM Opportunities

UNC Makers and supporters are invited to participate in Carolina’s Fall 2023 BeAM MakerFest on December 5th,

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November 2023 Newsletter

Click through to read the latest news and updates in our November 2023 newsletter.

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JOURney Call for Proposals: Undergraduate Research Journal Articles

UNC JOURney, Carolina’s interdisciplinary undergraduate research journal, is currently accepting submissions for its Annual 2023-2024 issue.

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Upcoming Events



Fall 2023 MakerFest

UNC Makers and supporters are invited to participate in Carolina’s Fall 2023 BeAM MakerFest! 



BeAM UNC Staff and Faculty Training

BeAM will host a training day for UNC staff and faculty on Monday, December 11th in the Murray makerspace.



Makerspace Meet and Eat: BeAM Faculty Luncheon

Join us for the BeAM Faculty Luncheon, an informal gathering with good food, maker activities, and great conversation.



Teaching and Learning in Makerspaces

This semester, the BeAM Makerspace Network at UNC-Chapel Hill has teamed up with the NSCI 424: Hands-On Neuroscience course to explore the use of makerspace technology to create tools for teaching and learning.

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Make an Appointment

OUR staff members are happy to meet with you to talk about your research interests, help you understand the many resources available at Carolina, and help you make a plan for getting involved.
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