OUR Newsletter
March 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: Check out the updated list of Spring 2014 undergraduate research events

GRC Blog: Watch for new entries soon.

Upcoming OUR Events

NOTE: We've rescheduled the Inquiry-Based Teaching workshop 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 Research symposium 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.

OUR News

Congratulations to Thanh Bui, who participated in the Summer 2013 SMART-T program, and Daijha Copeland, who is an HHMI-Future Scientist and Clinician as well as an OUR Ambassador. Thanh and Daijha have both been accepted to the PharmD program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Materials from the recent High-Impact Carolina conference, including a poster about undergraduate research at UNC, are now available online.

We've created a GRC Interest Database. If you're a graduate student interested in serving as a Graduate Research Consultant, please register. If you're a faculty member recruiting a GRC, here are some options.

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.

Other News, Events and Opportunities

The 2014 North Carolina Sea Grant Research Symposium will be held on April 16, 2014 at NC State. The deadline to submit posters and to register is March 31, 2014.

Preservation Chapel Hill has several research-focused summer internships available for undergraduate and graduate students. The application deadline is March 31, 2014.

The Academic Research Consortium (ARC) Summer Program provides mentored research experiences in all disciplines to undergraduates at the junior level or continuing seniors with the potential to succeed in graduate study, but who have experienced situations or conditions that have adversely impacted their advancement in their field of study. The program targets talented and motivated students who can benefit from additional encouragement and academic support.The ARC Summer Program fosters and supports students in scholarly research endeavors to help them achieve their personal and professional goals as undergraduates and to prepare them for their next challenge. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.

GO! Global Orientation on Culture + Ethics Conference
April 5, 2014 | FedEx Global Education Center, UNC  

Adding a global dimension to your academic career? Before you pack your bags and jet set off to explore this complex world, learn about what it means to go abroad, whether you’re traveling, studying, conducting research or serving the global community. To navigate through this complex system, the GO! Initiative, a daylong conference on global culture and ethics, will give you the opportunity to explore cultural contexts, build realistic expectations and anticipate ethical issues. Hear about challenges students faced, network with Carolina’s international community and gain hands-on skills from workshops and seminars led by expert faculty and staff. Registration is open and the conference is free - breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) Data Science is pleased to give students the opportunity to present their research posters at its NCDS Data Innovation Showcase on Thursday, May 21, 2014 at RENCI: The Renaissance Computing Institute in Chapel Hill, NC. The Student Poster Session will give students in data science, informatics, information science, and related fields the chance to highlight their work. This CFP is open to current graduate and undergraduate students at NCDS member academic institutions. This includes UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Duke University, UNC Charlotte, Texas A & M University, North Carolina A & T, and Drexel University. The deadline to submit is April 28, 2014. You can find more information here.

Neurogenesis, a journal for undergraduate neuroscience research, is accepting submissions for its fifth edition. This journal features interdisciplinary submissions around the world and is meant to be a platform through which undergraduates can share their original works with other budding neuroscientists and experience the scientific revision process for journal submissions. If you're interested in submitting, read more here. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ha Tran

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