OUR Newsletter: March 22, 2016

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:

• OUR News

• Present Your Research

• Get Research Experience

• Make a Gift


OUR News

 Recruiting 2016-2017 OUR Ambassadors!

Are you a current undergraduate student (first year, sophomore, or junior) with experience finding creative answers to questions in your field? Do you enjoy talking about your creative work, entrepreneurship, or research? Would you like to have access to professional and leadership development opportunities? Are you interested in helping to support and expand the work of the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR)?

If so, apply to become an OUR Ambassador! Please complete the application by April 5, 2016 (don’t forget to send a copy of your resume to our@unc.edu).


Present Your Research

Are you a graduate, undergraduate, or professional student involved in research at UNC Chapel Hill? Then you are invited to apply to present either a poster or a research talk at the UNC Academic Research Conference! This FREE conference, formerly known as University Research Day, will include posters and talks from all disciplines, an exciting keynote speaker, prizes, food for attendees and presenters and a social event to follow. Applications to present are due March 21, 2016For more information, please visit the UNC-ARC website.

The 2016 Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium will be held at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC. The Symposium provides undergraduate students the opportunity to present their research at a professional meeting. Presentations in any area of Social Science are welcome. The conference will kick off with an exciting keynote address at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. Students whose papers are accepted will give a 10-12 minute presentation of their research on Friday, April 22. Application deadline: March 31, 2016. For more information, click here.


The Emory STEM Symposium brings undergraduates, graduate students and faculty advisors for presentations, networking, mentoring, and recruitment. Participants will include outstanding undergraduates intending to pursue the PhD or MD/PhD degree and graduate students seeking postdoctoral opportunities. Students are required to submit abstracts of their research for review by a selection committee. Application deadline: May 1, 2016. For more information, click here.



The 2016 Appalachian Energy Summit is a 3-day conference encompassing discussion topics centered on improving current energy policies and practices in the nation. The Summit Poster Competition lends not only a competitive element to this engaging event but is also a platform for students to discuss their energy-related research. To begin the process of joining the next Appalachian Energy Summit, e-mail your resume to Cynthia Olsen at damoncl@appstate.edu and fill out the attendance application to be considered. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to e-mail them or call at (954)732-9613. Application deadline: June 3, 2016. For more information, click here.


Get Research Experience

UNC Advocates for MD-PhD Women in Science (AMPWIS) is hosting an Information Session for its Undergraduate Mentoring Program on March 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Bingham 103. The Undergraduate Mentoring Program consists of two parts: 1) undergraduate information sessions each semester and 2) one-on-one mentoring with current UNC MD-PhD students who have volunteered to serve as mentors. For additional information, click here.






Give to OUR


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