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Research Ripple Effect


We caught up with junior OUR Ambassador Aakanksha Gundu, who does research in the School of Medicine’s Strahl lab.

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23rd Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research


Click through to read details about the 2022 Celebration of Undergraduate Research, where more than 400 students presented their research.

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Check out our March 2022 Newsletter


Information about the 23rd Celebration of Undergraduate Research, summer research opportunities and more.

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A student uses a hoe to plant in the Carolina Community Garden.

Planting a “Sense of Place”


Undergraduates Mackenzie Collura Repp, Samara Airy Perez Labra, and Gabby Walton learned the meaning of hands-on research over the last year and a half  by getting their hands very, very dirty. From fall 2020 to summer 2021, they planted a garden inspired by their transcriptions of the diary of one of the twentieth century’s most influential American Indian writers and intellectuals.

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“Undergraduate Research Changed My Life” Meet OUR Director, Troy Blackburn


Meet Dr. Troy Blackburn, a professor of exercise and sport science and associate dean of the Office for Undergraduate Research. He says becoming involved in research as an undergraduate at Carolina “literally changed my life.”

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State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium


Have you worked with a faculty mentor on a research project or created a work of art under the direction of a faculty mentor? Have you written a research essay that you would like to publish? If you answered YES to any of these questions, consider submitting your work for the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium.

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Read the new Issue of JOURney, the UNC Journal of Undergraduate Research


The Spring 2021 volume of JOURney: The UNC Journal of Undergraduate Research is now available! This fifth volume of the interdisciplinary journal features 15 original articles that explore current and complex topics in research scholarship.

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Luke Hoang Nguyen is doing research on mental health here at UNC.

OUR Undergraduate Research Spotlight: Luke Nguyen


Ever since he was a high school student, UNC undergraduate Luke Nguyen has wanted to analyze how race might impact the ways Asian American and white American college students seek help for their mental health.

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Student holding a sign reading "White Supremacy = Terrorism."

Tracking Domestic Terrorism


An OUR Undergraduate Research Consultant Team has published their work in creating a dataset to document domestic terrorism.

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