OUR Newsletter
February 20, 2014

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 Blog: Read about Liz Tolleson's research on female cartoonists and about Olivia Dorsey's digital history project.

Upcoming OUR Events

Due to the weather last week, we were forced to cancel the Inquiry-Based Teaching workshop. We've rescheduled for Friday, April 4, from 10-12 in Graham Memorial 039. Register here.

Are you interested in hearing from undergraduate researchers? Attend the Celebration of Undergraduate Researchsymposium or one of these other Spring 2014 events.

How to Create an Effective Poster: a Pre-Symposium Workshop
Monday, March 24, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Carolina Population Center, University Square, East Tower, Conference Room 405

Are you planning to present during the poster session at the upcoming Celebration of Undergraduate Research or another professional conference? Join Tom Swasey, the Director of Publication & Graphics Services at the Carolina Population, to learn more about how to design a poster to effectively communicate your research findings. Seating is limited, so you must rsvp here to attend.


How to Give an Effective Presentation: a Pre-Symposium Workshop
Wednesday, April 2, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
FPG Student Union Room 3102

Are you giving a talk at the upcoming Celebration of Undergraduate Research or another professional conference? Join OUR Liaisons for Undergraduate Research Dr. Hilary Lithgow and Dr. Jenny Hayden and learn how to create a compelling presentation to communicate your research findings.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Are you planning to apply for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)? The deadline to submit your application is February 27, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. The last day to apply for a SURF peer writing advisor is February 20, 2014.

OUR News

Have you had a substantial research experience? Are you interested in talking with other students about undergraduate research? Consider applying to join the OUR Ambassadors. You can find more information here, including a link to the application. The deadline to apply is March 18, 2014.

OUR is seeking a Graduate Assistant who can advise undergraduate students interested in research and who will serve as the OUR's webmaster and database administrator. In addition, the Graduate Assistant has a major role in coordinating the Celebration of Undergraduate Research, assists with the coordination of other events sponsored by the OUR, and manages communication in the OUR e-mail inbox. During the summer, the Graduate Assistant assists with the OUR's participation in orientation for incoming students and their families. As needed, the Graduate Assistant will also assist with general office duties, develop publicity materials, and help oversee work-study students assisting with web development and event planning. More information can be found here.

Are you planning to take a research-intensive course during Maymester/Summer School 2014? Apply for tuition support through our new Summer Award for Research-Intensive Courses. The deadline to apply is April 11, 2014.

Summer Research Opportunities

The National Science Foundation is sponsoring a Summer Research Experience in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Missouri to engage students in high quality research on topics in Physics: materials and modeling. The deadline to apply is March 1. 2014.

Boise State University is sponsoring an NSF-REU Program in Mathematics, Complexity Across Disciplines. The program is an eight week summer program in which undergraduate students experience independent research in mathematics motivated by applications to information security or genome biology. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.

The University of Arizona Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium offers multiple summer programs to provide research experiences. Deadlines and stipends vary.

Give to OUR

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