OUR Newsletter
October 25, 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

OUR Blog: Leah Townsend talks about her SURF experience and her current research.

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

or join us for our final Fall workshop:

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.

GRC Program

Are you thinking of applying for a Graduate Research Consultant for your spring, Maymester or summer course?  Check out information about the deadlines and application process.

OUR People

OUR Ambassador Layla Quran was accepted into the Southern Oral History Program's Fall internship program.  Read about some of her work here.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Postdoctoral Scholar Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduates: Dr. Brandon Burch, Dr. Claire Gordy, Dr. Jesse Raab, Dr. Sandra Sulzer. Thanks for your support for undergraduate researchers.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Call for Student Abstract Submission; deadline December 6, 2013

The Council on Undergraduate Research and NCUR2014 host University of Kentucky invite students to submit abstracts for posters, oral presentations, and creative and performing arts presentations.  NCUR is a multi-disciplinary conference for bright, motivated, and talented students, who come from all types of institutions, including research universities, community colleges, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges.  This conference is an opportunity for students to present research to peers, receive feedback from faculty form other institutions, network with graduate school representatives, and hear from inspiring plenary speakers.  Learn more.


Moore Undergraduate Research

Apprentice Program

MURAP is accepting applications for its upcoming summer paid research internship.  The deadline is February 7, 2014.  More details are available here.

Give to OUR

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