Written by Mollie McNeill
The 14th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research took place on April 15th. For the first year, the symposium was the focus of a “Social Media Adventure.” This was a weeklong “challenge” during the celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week leading up to the symposium. Each day, there was a new social media objective. To fulfill these objectives, participants checked into the CUR Facebook event, live-tweeted the symposium, and submitted photos for the OUR blog.
The CUR Facebook page was a great way to keep in touch with participants and attendees. Participation in the CUR Facebook event increased this year making communication with the public a lot easier. Presenters also took to Facebook to create their own events and tell their friends about their research.
On Twitter, #UNCCUR13 didn’t exactly trend but the activity on twitter provided great insight to what was happening at the symposium. Participants live tweeted the event and some presenters tweeted about their research to draw an audience.
— Kelly M. Chtcheprov (@_KellyMCh) April 16, 2012
The photo blogging portion of the symposium was a great way to capture the excitement at the symposium. Participants submitted photos from the Symposium to be featured on the blog. This photo submitted online by Brad Smith shows attendees of the symposium viewing presentations. Other attendees of the symposium wrote their own blogs about the symposium which will be posted later this month.