OUR Newsletter: March 7, 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

• Get Research Experience

• Fund Your Research

• Present Your Research

• Opportunities for Faculty

• Make a Gift


OUR News

Congratulations to the students selected to represent UNC at the 2017 ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference at Duke University!

• Sarah Arney, "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors: Understanding the Debate over the Role of LGBT+ Christians in the United Methodist Church"

• William Carter, "Biases towards Phonologically Active Features in Language Structuring and Acquisition"

• Hunter Davis, "Uterine Politics: Linking a Historical Analysis of Family planning to Contemporary Reproductive Policies in Central Asia"

• Anne Feng, "Novel mutant-specific siRNAs induce selective mutant KRAS knockdown in NIH 3T3 cells"

• Josh Gray, "Comparing Principal Component Regression (PCR) and Multivariate Curve Resolution By Alternating Least Square (MCR-ALS) for Decomposition of Electrochemical Data"

• Taruni Santanam, "The Female Amygdala on Alcohol: Differential Changes in Global Protein Expression as Compared to Male Mice"


Get Research Experience


Fund Your Research

The Gerald Unks Undergraduate Travel Fellowship was established upon the realization of the need for understanding and communication between people of various nationalities and cultures as methods of preserving world peace, the hope of increasing international awareness among citizens of the United States of America, and the inestimable value and reward of foreign travel for undergraduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each award is up to $2,500 and eight recipients will be selected. Applications are due March 22, 2017. For more information, click here.


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 22, 2017
For more information, please visit the UNC-ARC website.



The 2017 Carolina Undergraduate Social Science Symposium will be held at Francis Marion University in Florence, 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 6. Students whose papers are accepted will give a 10-12 minute presentation of their research on Friday, April 7. Application deadline: March 24, 2017. 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, 2017. For more information, click here.


Opportunities for Faculty

The Ackland Art Museum offers funding to support either a new course or revisions to an existing course that directly engages with the Museum's collection. Tenured or tenure-track faculty, fixed term faculty, or lecturers in any discipline may apply. The Ackland's expectation is that the course developed with these funds will be taught three or more times. The course should be taught for the first time during or before the 2018-2019 academic year, and at least twice more within the next five years. Applications are due March 31, 2017. For more information, click here.



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