-written by Mollie McNeil -edited by Daijha J. Copeland
If you have ever spent time wandering around the UL looking for a free table or just stretching your legs, you may have come across the second floor display case. The display case, erected to not only separate study space, it also houses undergraduate research projects from UNC-Chapel Hill undergrads. I know what you’re thinking: “I have too much work to do to spend time at a display case!!!” However, the projects featured in this case are hand-picked and the display can give you valuable insight to undergraduate research.
Each year at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research, students present their research to the UNC- Chapel Hill community. For undergraduates, this celebration is a great time to publicize and share their research, whether in a talk or poster format. At the end of the symposium attendees vote on the best poster, taking into account both professional and artistic appeal.The winning posters are then put on display for one month each for the upcoming academic year. These projects are not only hand-picked for their widespread appeal; they provide a wide-ranging illustration of the endless possibilities of undergraduate research.
These project displays, which are sponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research, can help you find inspiration to conduct your own research. The posters come from a variety of disciplines and are a true testament to the multitudinal nature of undergraduate research. On top of that, each research poster is accompanied by short student bio and reflection about their research experience. These reflections give insight to the research process and describe the long-term benefits that undergrads have received from research. The current poster on display is Sherifat Ademola, a Psychology major from the class of 2014.
If you want to see what your peers are doing in research, learn more about the process, or be productive while taking a study break, check out these displays. Further, If you would like to see a wider range of current projects, consider attending the 15th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Monday, April 14, from 1-3:15pm, at Franklin Porter Graham Student Union, Great Hall.