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Barbara Stegenga talks to Ankita Chopde during the CURE course "Hunting for Microbes" on September 11, 2019. The students gathered soil from home or campus and treated the samples with other products, like sunscreen or even hot dog water, to see how microbes in the soil will interact or change due to those treatments. (Megan May/UNC Research)

UNC JOURney Accepting Submissions for 2023-2024 Issue


UNC JOURney is currently accepting submissions for its Annual 2023-2024 issue.

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SURF Stories 2023


From peanut allergies to the death penalty, Carolina’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURFs) are gaining hands-on research experience in the lab and the field. Read more about six of this year’s recipients and their research via our partners over at Endeavors. 

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Info for First Year Students


While the majority of first year students don’t participate in research, your first year on campus is a great time to start learning about the opportunities at Carolina and connecting with researchers. This page provides a quick summary of how to get started.

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WinSPIRE Career Fair and Panel Discussion


Would you like to make connections with early-career STEM trainees and other UNC STEM community members in the Triangle? You’re invited to participate in a Career Fair at UNC-Chapel Hill hosted by WinSPIRE on July 20, 2023!

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Summer Makerspace Mini-Series


Join the MakerSpace for a series of helpful workshops May 15-25, 2023.

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Report from the 2023 Celebration of Undergraduate Research


More than 1200 attendees participated in the 24h annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research on April 26, 2023, making this year the largest Celebration in the event’s history. 

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Knowing Neutrinos: Sarah Vickers’ Hunt for One of Physics’ Most Sought-After Discoveries


In advance of the April 26 Celebration of Undergraduate Research,we caught up with junior Sarah Vickers who, will be presenting her work as part of the Gruszko lab in the department of physics and astronomy.

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2023 Celebration of Undergraduate Research


The 24th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 2-5pm in the Blue Zone of Kenan Stadium.

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March 2023 Newsletter


Read the latest news and opportunities from the Office for Undergraduate Research.

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Wild Things Make Their Hearts Sing


The following excerpt is from an article on undergraduate research in Endeavors magazine.

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