OUR Newsletter: January 19, 2017

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

Present at the

Celebration of Undergraduate Research!

The 18th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research at UNC-Chapel Hill will be held April 27, 2017, from 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. The Recognition Ceremony will follow immediately after in the Union Auditorium. This event is free, open to the public, and registration is not required.

Undergraduate students present research in all disciplines in concurrent poster and panel sessions. Students can also use the Celebration as an opportunity to meet potential faculty advisors and find out about research opportunities at UNC-Chapel Hill. To submit an abstract to present at the Celebration, click hereThe deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.



We would like to welcome the newest OUR Ambassadors to the undergraduate research team:

• Aanini Dwivedi

• Kristen Gardner

• Josh Gray

• Maggie Hilderbran

• Dale Keith

• Padam Kumar

• Alexander Li

• Kaushik Puranam

• Dan Ta

• Sarah Wade

• Hannah Wiggins

These exceptional undergraduate researchers will be joining the team of current Ambassadors working to engage students in research throughout Carolina. Welcome to the team!


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Present Your Research

The 12th Annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference will be held March 31 - April 2, 2017, at Duke University in Durham, NC. This annual symposium showcases undergraduate research from ACC universities. Research from all disciplines is presented through performances, posters, or oral presentations.

Every year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sends undergraduate students to represent the university by presenting their research. If you are interested in applying to represent UNC, please submit your application by Monday, February 13, 2017.


UNC JOURney (Journal of Undergraduate Research) is an annual journal dedicated to the publication of outstanding faculty-mentored research conducted by current undergraduate students. We publish research in the disciplines of natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Our goal is to celebrate and support the original research conducted early in students’ academic careers that reflects appropriate scope and complexity for excellent undergraduate work.

We are accepting submissions on our website until February 15, 2017. All submissions must include original research formatted according to our style guidelines and the author agreement. Questions? Please email uncjourney@gmail.com.



Get Research Experience

The Latino Mental Health Research Training Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2017.  This 11-week research training program is designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate level researchers to address disparities in mental health care of U.S. Latinos. Trainees will work closely with Mexican investigators and Latino mental health researchers to develop research and professional skills. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2017. For more information, contact marelleb@usc.edu.


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program is accepting applications for a paid internship to provide environmental health sciences research training for STEM-focused undergraduates. Scholars are paired with a NIEHS research mentor who will guide them through the process of designing, conducting, and reporting an experiment in a hosting lab. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2017. For more information, contact nscp@niehs.nih.gov.


The NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP) is now accepting applications for summer 2016. In addition to full-time biomedical research opportunities, the NIH SIP provides career development opportunities for all summer interns, including workshops, courses, journal clubs and access to the OITE Career Services Center. The SIP application deadline is March 1, 2017, but students who apply early have an advantage.


Opportunities for Faculty

There is a call for papers for the Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM) Fall 2017 special issue on Co-mentoring, Mentoring Networks, and Mentoring Models. Educators and students are invited to submit papers that explore the use of nontraditional models of mentoring across various disciplines. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2017


Give to OUR

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