OUR Newsletter: August 20, 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


On the Blogs

OUR Blog: Watch for new content on the OUR Blog soon.

GRC Blog: Read our latest post: Pedagogy, Digital Tools, and Undergraduate Research: Librarians as Co-Educators.


OUR News

Check out our Fall Events Schedule.

Faculty: do you have an NSF Grant? Are you interested in applying for funding through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program? The deadline is the fourth Wednesday in August (August 26, 2015).

UNC is hosting its first Maker-in-Residence (MIR) series, a program to enable undergraduate students to participate in design-build projects under the guidance of expert makers skilled in a particular technology or craft. Each of the residencies will culminate in a capstone event that will share the project with a larger audience. The program is intended to foster interdisciplinary student collaboration and provide students with the opportunity to learn and apply the hands-on skills promoted by the Maker culture. The Maker should choose a project which can inspire and benefit the undergraduate student body while providing a coherent learning experience for the students directly involved in its construction and execution. Deadline: August 21, 2015.

The deadline to apply for the Postdoctoral Scholar Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduates is September 15, 2015.

There is a new resource for undergraduate research mentoring. Learn from or contribute to it.

Students, check out research opportunities in our Database of Research Opportunities. You can also consult with an OUR Ambassador or Liaison for advice and guidance.


Other News, Events and Opportunities

Are you an undergraduate researcher working on a project related to digital or public humanities? The Undergraduate Network for Research in the Humanities (UNRH) invites project proposals for its inaugural conference which will be held November 6-8 conference at Davidson College. Deadline to submit proposals: September 20, 2015.

Undergraduate Research Poster Competition: The Black Doctoral Network Conference is accepting abstract submissions from juniors and seniors from all racial and ethnic groups in all disciplines on any topic. Submissions Deadline: August 21, 2015, but submissions will be accepted after the deadline. The conference is on October 10, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.


Give to OUR

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