OUR Newsletter
October 10, 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
--Upcoming Undergraduate Research Conference
--McNair Scholars Program
--Becoming An Effective Mentor
--Make a Gift

On the Blogs

GRC Blog:  Read our two-part series and hear from Dr. Steve Buzinski and GRC Kristjen Lundberg about their experience with a course on the psychology of attitude change..

Upcoming OUR Events

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

Research Methodology: Community-Based Research

Thursday, November 7, 2013
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Graham Memorial 039

Do you plan to conduct research during your undergraduate career here at Carolina? Are you interested in investigating a community need through that research? In this interactive workshop, Professor Beth Moracco will lead a discussion about what is involved in doing research with human subjects, the principles and methodologies of community-based and community-based participatory research, and the kinds of research questions for which these methodologies would be appropriate. Come ready to talk about your interests and to brainstorm how to turn them into undergraduate research projects. Cosponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service.  Note: This workshop will count as a skills training for the Buckley Public Service Scholars Program.

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

Becoming An Effective Mentor

Good mentoring can be learned! Effective mentoring can lead to greater research productivity, efficiency, and satisfaction. This mentoring skills workshop will offer a framework for developing a philosophy and style to guide decisions and actions in working with undergraduate students as well as a forum in which to discuss dilemmas that arise in working with those students.

The discussion-based workshop will meet one hour per week for six weeks. Participants can choose one of two sessions:

Session 1: Tuesdays October 15-November 19, 3-4 p.m., Bondurant 2030
Session 2: Wednesdays October 16-November 20, 4-5 p.m., Bondurant 4074

Participants are expected to attend all six sessions. Space is limited.  By registering here, you will be considered as an applicant; workshop administrators will make the final participant selection.  You will receive a follow-up email if accepted or wait-listed.

For more information, contact Jenny Hayden.

Give to OUR

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