Spring 2014 Undergraduate Research Events

Here in the Office for Undergraduate Research we are busy gearing up for the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research symposium which will be held on Monday, April 14 as part of National Undergraduate Research Week.

We are fortunate to have additional events taking place on campus this spring that highlight undergraduate researchers at Carolina. Please join us at the Celebration and also take advantage of these other opportunities to support student researchers and learn about the wide range of research being conducted by Carolina undergrads.

Upcoming Events:

Biology Poster Session
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lower Level Lobby, Genome Sciences Building

Please join the Biology Department as its commendation students present their research. Learn more about undergraduate research in Biology here and go here to see some publications from Biology undergraduates.

The Second Global Africana Annual Conference
Water, Health and Environment: Experiences from African, African American and Diaspora Geographies
April 3-5, 2014

The Second Global Africana Annual Conference includes several student research panels, as well as a keynote address by Dr. Arturo Escobar. For more information, contact Travis Gore.

Undergraduate Research Honors Symposium in Biology
Friday, April 4, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Room 215, Coker Hall

Join us for research posters and talks presented by candidates for Biology Honors degrees, who must present and defend their thesis research during the John K. Koeppe Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium. Learn more about undergraduate research here and go here to see some publications from our undergrad students. For more information, contact Summer Montgomery.

12th Annual Anadarko Student Research Symposium
Thursday, April 17, 2014
9 am – 4 pm.
The Friday Center

Join the Department of Geological Sciences for talks and poster presentations by undergraduate and graduate students.

Imagining the Civil War
Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Wilson Library, Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room

Join Dr. Eliza Richards and the students from ENGL444 who have created and curated this major exhibition of Civil War literature. The students will be providing a gallery tour of the exhibit.

Asian Studies Senior Honors Colloquium
Thursday, April 24, 2013
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
New West 219

Our hardest-working soon-to-be graduates will present at our annual Senior Honors Colloquium. These brief but fascinating glimpses into their honors research will be a lot of fun.  Don’t miss it. For more information, contact Dr. Nadia Yaqub.

Completed Events:

The UNC Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology presents:
Annual CEE Student Research Symposium
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
North Carolina Botanical Garden-Reeves Auditorium

The 2nd annual CEE Student Research Symposium will be held Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. This student-run event will consist of a series of student lectures on research topics in addition to question and answer sessions. The Symposium will likewise feature a poster hall to showcase the many student researchers with work involving ecological or environmental questions.

McCain African and Diaspora Student Undergraduate Research Conference
February 28 and March 1
Graham Memorial Room 039

The inaugural McCain African and Diaspora Student Undergraduate Research Conference presents undergraduate research projects on a variety of aspects of African, African American and Diaspora studies. The keynote speaker, UNC alum Herman Bennett, will present the Dunbar/Stone Lecture on Race, Sex & Freedom in Early-Modern Latin America. Space is limited, so if you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Tim McMillan.

University Research Day
March 4, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Great Hall, FPG Student Union

University Research Day provides a venue for students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines to share their research with the campus community. The event is organized and sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation and has two major objectives: 1) to give presenters an opportunity to make their research relevant to a non-specialized audience, and 2) to encourage undergraduate students to become involved in university research efforts. Poster and paper sessions are offered for the humanities; social sciences; biological & health sciences; computer, mathematical, and physical sciences; and a new division: nano and translational medicine. All presenters are invited to a luncheon celebrating their contributions to the University’s academic climate and an awards reception at the conclusion of the event.

Spotlight on Student Research Poster Event
Gillings Global School of Public Health
Friday, March 21, 2014
2:00-3:00 p.m.
MHRC Upper Atricum

Research in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is an essential part of the teaching mission. Virtually all SPH research teams include both faculty and students, giving students the opportunity to work on real world problems in which they can apply the approaches that they have learned in the classroom. Join us and learn about the exciting research in which our students are engaged.

PIT Journal Conference

The People, Ideas, and Things (PIT) Journal hosts an annual university-wide undergraduate research conference. The Spring 2014 PIT Conference will take place on March 28th in the Student Union building.

If your department or unit is hosting an event that highlights undergraduate researchers, please let us know and we’ll update the list.

One Comment

  1. Eliza Richards
    Posted March 7, 2014 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    My class (EN 444) is staging a major exhibition of Civil War literature, entitled Imagining the Civil War, at the Wilson Library (Saltarelli Exhibit Gallery). The class is devoted to researching and mounting the exhibit. The students are choosing the items for the cases, writing up all the text for the exhibit, and presenting at the opening reception at the end of April. Contact the Wilson for more information.

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