OUR Newsletter
November 7, 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: Learn about the value of attending an information session.

Upcoming OUR Events

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.

If you're thinking of applying for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, attend our first SURF Information Session:

Tues., Nov. 12, 2013
5:00-6:30 p.m.
FPG Student Union, Room 3408

In this workshop, you will hear from past Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) recipients about how they developed their successful proposals. There will also be a short presentation by the Writing Center on how to develop proposals. A representative from the Office of Human Research Ethics will also speak briefly about human subjects research. You will have the opportunity to talk with OUR staff about proposal design, and learn more about SURF Peer Writing Advisors who can give you valuable feedback on your proposal prior to submission.

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

Did you miss the opening of OUR Ambassador Layla Quran's art exhibit in the Student Union? It's not too late to check it out.

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.


ICPSR Summer Internship

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the world's largest archive of digital social science data, is now accepting applications for its annual summer internship program. The deadline to apply for this paid summer research experience is January 31, 2014.

Amgen Undergraduate Research Opportunity Scholars Program at MIT

The mission of the Amgen-UROP Scholars Program is to provide students with a strong science research experience that may be pivotal in their undergraduate career, cultivate a passion for science, encourage the pursuit of graduate studies in the sciences, and stimulate interest in research and scientific careers. The deadline to apply for this paid summer research experience is February 3, 2014.

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, and you can attend an Information Session on Tuesday, November 19 from 7pm-8pm in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Suite 305.

Give to OUR

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