OUR Newsletter
September 27, 2013

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

--Upcoming OUR Events
--New OUR staff
--Celebration of Undergraduate Research Poster on Display
--Upcoming Undergraduate Research Conference
--McNair Scholars Program
ake a Gift

On the Blogs

OUR Blog:  Read about Daijha Copeland's research on spadefoot toads and her experience presenting at conferences.  You can learn more about Daijha in her staff profile below.

Upcoming OUR Events

Taking the First Steps
Thursday, October 3, 2013
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Student Union 3411

Are you interested in conducting undergraduate research?  Are you curious about how to get started? Do you want to know more about the opportunities and resources available? Come hear from student Ambassadors, OUR staff, and Liaisons for Undergraduate Research about their experiences, advice and guidance. There will be lots of time for Q&A!! Cosponsored by the Student Government Academic Affairs Committee.

The Office for Undergraduate Research is partnering with the House Undergraduate Library and The Writing Center for this session of the UL’s Fall .eDU Series:

Tackle a Literature Review

Monday, October 28, 2013
7:00-8:30 p.m.
House Undergraduate Library 124

Meet new OUR staff member

Daijha Copeland 

I am a senior from Richmond, Virginia majoring in Psychology with Chemistry and Biology Minors. I am currently serving as an OUR Ambassador and more recently as an Undergraduate Assistant for Office for Undergraduate Research. From my perspective as an undergraduate researcher, working on projects ranging from mating behavior or foraging behaviors in spadefoot toads to memory reconsolidation in rats, I aim to help promote OUR’s presence at Carolina. Other undergrads and faculty should be aware of the numerous opportunities available and the unimaginable contributions that young minds can provide to assorted fields. If I am not studying or working, I am often on my way to present my research projects at symposiums or conferences around the country, sometimes supported by OUR. As my advisor always says, “If it is nor published or presented it is as if the science never happened.”

Celebration of Undergraduate Research Poster Winner

Visit the second floor of the House Undergraduate Library and see CUR Poster Winner BreAnne Allen's poster.  BreAnne's research project is entitled Treatment Adherence and Peer Relationships of Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis and her faculty mentor is Dr. Mitch Prinstein in the Department of Psychology.

State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium

October 23 is the deadline to submit abstracts to present at the November 16, 2013 SNCURCS conference at UNC-Charlotte.

McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program offers UNC-CH students who are first-generation and low-income or racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented in graduate school the opportunity to be competitive applicants for Ph.D. programs and to become the next great scholars of our nation. The overall focus of the program is to introduce scholars to the joy and rigor of research and scholarship.  The program provides an encouraging and supportive culture that will assist scholars through their journey. Learn more about eligibility requirements and program offerings on McNair Scholars website.

 Attend an Interest Meeting:

Tuesday, October 22nd
6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.
SASB North Upendo 1119

Give to OUR

Would you like to provide support for the Office for Undergraduate Research?  You can make a gift here.