OUR Newsletter: November 29, 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

• Opportunities for Faculty

• Make a Gift


OUR News

2016-17 OUR Ambassadors outside the Carolina Inn


Recruiting 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! To apply, click hereApplications are due by December 14, 2016. 



GRC Blog: The Roaring Research Ocean


Present Your Research

University of Memphis
April 6-8, 2017

The University of Memphis is proud to welcome the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to its campus on April 6-8, 2017.

NCUR showcases the best in undergraduate research and the creative and performing arts during this conference every year. Submit your abstract for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or visual or performing arts presentation by December 2, 2016. For more information, click here.


Get Research Experience

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) invites applications for an Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop to be held Thursday, April 27th – Saturday, April 29th during the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. This workshop is designed to build the talent pool of undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in education research or in disciplines and fields that examine education issues. The application deadline is December 1, 2016. Contact fellowships@aera.net or 202-238-3200 if you have any questions.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. Application deadline: December 7, 2016. Apply here. For questions, email dhsed@orau.org.



Opportunities for Faculty

OUR encourages and supports instructors who want to transform course projects or assignments into research projects. Faculty teaching research-exposure courses may apply for Graduate Research Consultants (GRCs) to work with the instructor and the students during the concentrated period of the course when the students are planning, carrying out and communicating their research. The deadline to apply for a GRC for spring is December 5. For more information, click here.


Give to OUR

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