OUR Newsletter: March 19, 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

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On the Blogs

OUR Blog: Watch for more blog content coming soon.

GRC Blog: In case you missed it, here are some resources for inquiry-based teaching.

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OUR News

Check out this video from Endeavors highlighting the research of OUR Ambassador Jordan Bishop.

Congratulations to OUR Ambassador Blake Hauser, the 2015-16 Executive Director for the Eve Carson Scholarship.

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.

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Other News, Events and Opportunities

Faculty:

The Global Research Institute is seeking proposals from UNC-Chapel Hill-based research groups working on topics related to its two-year research theme, “Feeding a Hungry World: Food Security in the 21st Century.” Consider including undergraduate researchers in your proposal. The deadline is April 1, 2015.

The Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking proposals from UNC-Chapel Hill-based research groups working on topics related to its two-year research theme, “Feeding a Hungry World: Food Security in the 21st Century.” Research award support is being provided by the Office of the Provost and the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund. - See more at: http://global.unc.edu/news/global-research-institute-issues-call-for-research-clusters-for-food-theme-2015-2016/#sthash.vKqAXSng.dpuf
The Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking proposals from UNC-Chapel Hill-based research groups working on topics related to its two-year research theme, “Feeding a Hungry World: Food Security in the 21st Century.” Research award support is being provided by the Office of the Provost and the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund. - See more at: http://global.unc.edu/news/global-research-institute-issues-call-for-research-clusters-for-food-theme-2015-2016/#sthash.vKqAXSng.dpuf
The Global Research Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking proposals from UNC-Chapel Hill-based research groups working on topics related to its two-year research theme, “Feeding a Hungry World: Food Security in the 21st Century.” Research award support is being provided by the Office of the Provost and the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund. - See more at: http://global.unc.edu/news/global-research-institute-issues-call-for-research-clusters-for-food-theme-2015-2016/#sthash.vKqAXSng.dpuf

Students:

Are you interested in talking with middle school students about your research as part of the First Look program through the Visitors Center?  If so, please complete this survey.

There is a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates in Civil Conflict Management and Peace Science at the University of North Texas. Deadline for applications: March 27, 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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Give to OUR

Would you like to provide support for the Office for Undergraduate Research?  You can make a gift here. Graduating seniors, please consider OUR as you respond to the Senior Class Challenge.