OUR Newsletter: August 30, 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


Dear Campus Community,

Welcome back for another exciting year at Carolina! I am thrilled to join the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) as the interim associate dean and director. We have a long and distinguished history of undergraduate research at Carolina, and I am honored to be a part of its continued growth. Having been an undergraduate researcher here myself several years ago, I know firsthand the benefits and rewards that these experiences afford.

As we transition leadership at OUR, we will continue to provide programming throughout the year to support undergraduate research including the Graduate Research Consultant (GRC) program, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, research-related courses, and many other opportunities for scholarship that are detailed on our website. Our fantastic staff and liaisons are wholeheartedly dedicated to the continued advancement of undergraduate research at Carolina.

I look forward to the upcoming year and the opportunity to collaborate with students and faculty across the University.

Troy Blackburn, PhD, ATC
Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research
Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Exercise & Sport Science
Adjunct Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics and Allied Health Science


Present Your Research


Get Research Experience

Fluent in French and interested in Middle Eastern politics or ethnography? There is a volunteer Research Assistant position available in political science to transcribe interviews from French to English for a project on the political behavior of trade unions in Tunisia and Morocco. This is an excellent opportunity for students who wish to gain experience in ethnographic research methods or for those interested in Middle Eastern politics. The RA will primarily be responsible for transcription but may also elect to become involved in other aspects of the project including, coding and data analysis. For more information, contact Ashley Anderson at aaanders@email.unc.edu.


For more research opportunities, search the OUR Database of Research Opportunities!


Give to OUR

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