History, Mission & Objectives
The Office of Research and Public/Private Sector Partnership at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro administered the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program, the Scholars Travel program, the annual Carolyn & Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo, and sponsor the Undergraduate Research or Creative Scholarship presentations on Excellence Day.
To fulfill the vision of Associate Provost Dr. Rosemary Wander, the Office of Undergraduate Research was created in 2006.
OUR at UNCG is dedicated to supporting and promoting undergraduate research, creative expression and other scholarly experiences for our students.
These experiences can be part of an independent study or mentored by a UNCG faculty member.
The office sponsors a wide variety of programmatic activities for students and faculty members including internal funding opportunities for faculty or student collaborations and a celebration of URCA funded student research held during Excellence Day.
OUR hosts a variety of student workshops, including student talking to each other about their research, how to create an effective poster, how to identify the right research program and what to expect from a research experience.
The office also hosts faculty development seminars on topics such as building research skills into the curriculum and how to mentor research students.
- Provide opportunities for UNCG students to engage in an undergraduate research experience.
- Provide opportunities for UNCG students to learn about the benefits of undergraduate research or scholarly experience.
- Provide opportunities for UNCG students to disseminate the results of their research.
- Develop additional programs that support undergraduate research experiences.
- Develop an assessment program for the undergraduate research experience.
- Participate in local, state, and national dialogues or meetings devoted to promoting undergraduate research.