OUR Newsletter: March 27, 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

• Present Your Research

• Opportunities for Faculty

• Make a Gift


OUR News


Happy University Research Week!!

This week UNC is celebrating the work of all researchers on campus, especially undergraduate researchers! Expect to hear instructors talking about their own research this week, and find out more about how you can get involved:

• Research posters are on display all week in the Carolina Union and Stone Center

• OUR Ambassadors will be tabling in the Pit Tuesday and Thursday

• Follow social media for more updates on #QEP4ME and #UNCresearchweek

Find out more about other events around campus this week and how UNC is enhance the quality of student training in all disciplines by visiting qep.unc.edu


Join us for 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.

Come find out about the research that UNC undergrads are conducting and how to get involved in research yourself! For more information about the celebration, click here.




• Hosted by students, for students

• Mondays 5:30-6:30 in Graham Memorial 210

• Thursdays 5:30-6:30 in Graham Memorial 035

• Questions? Email: hcwiggs@live.unc.edu or dkeith92@live.unc.edu


Get Research Experience


 The Carolina Population Center invites applications from undergraduate students with interests in population, health, and or spatial sciences for research internships during Summer 2017. CPC interns work with faculty and staff on ongoing Center-based research projects that emphasize the intersection of the population, spatial, and health sciences. The internships provide an opportunity for students to participate in multidisciplinary research teams, develop a better understanding of the research process and what it entails, and prepare for the graduate school application process. For more information, visit cpc.unc.edu/training or contact Jan Hendrickson-Smith at jhsmith@unc.eduApplications are due by April 10, 2017.


Present Your Research

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.



Give to OUR

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