OUR Expo is Getting a New Name!
Dr. Steve Roberson, the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Dr. Jan Rychtář, the Interim Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, are proud to announce that the annual celebration of undergraduate scholarship and creative activities—formerly known as OUR Expo—is getting a new name. In recognition of Mrs. Carolyn Thomas '54, a long time, generous donor and a supporter of undergraduate research, the event will now be called "The Carolyn & Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo.”
Click here for more information on The 7th Annual Carolyn & Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo.
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Participant Featured in UNCG Magazine's Summer 2012 Issue
Zimuzor Ugochukwu, a participant in the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program and presenter at The Carolyn & Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo, has been featured in UNCG Magazine's Summer 2012 issue for her work in creating the Ignite Greensboro Project. To read the article, please click here.
Undergraduate Research Assistantship Participant Featured in UNCG "Inspire. Change." Story
Kristy Stroud, a participant in the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Research Assistantship program, has been featured in a UNCG "Inspire. Change." story focusing on her work with Industries of the Blind. To read the article, please click here.
Dr. Jan Rychtář appointed Interim Director of OUR
Dr. Jan Rychtář joins the Office of Undergraduate Research as Interim Director August 1. The former Director of OUR, Dr. Mary Crowe accepted an Associate Provost of Experiential Education position at Florida Southern College.
Dr. Crowe did an excellent job expanding and promoting undergraduate research on the local, state, and national level. She will be missed by the OUR network as well as the wider UNCG community.
New President-Elect to Lead the Council on Undergraduate Research
Click here to read about the election of Dr. Mary Crowe to serve as the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) President-elect for the 2011-2012 year.
CUR, with its 600 institutional members and more than 6500 individual members, supports faculty development for high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. Kudos!
Jessica MacNair receives George T. Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grant
Congratulations to Jessica MacNair on being selected as a recipient for the first George T. Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Grant! Jessica will represent UNCG at the 2012 State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) in November 2012 at Duke University.
Dr. George T. Barthalmus (1942-2011) was the driving force behind the creation of the State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium. He had a passion for encouraging undergraduates to pursue their interests through the process of research, be it in the sciences, humanities, or through artistic expression. He was an advocate for early involvement of students in the research process as a way to engage and retain students in academics.
To this end, the George Barthalmus Undergraduate Research Awards have been developed to promote early involvement in the research process through support of sophomores in a research project of their design. These awards are designed to assist students with development and engagement in undergraduate research. Students from all disciplines were invited to apply for the awards.
Zimuzor Ugochukwu is a campus "rock star" at UNCG.
Click here to read about former Undergraduate Research Assistantship participant Zimuzor Ugochukwu selected as a Luce Scholar for 2011-2012.
Zim is the first UNCG student tapped to earn this nationally competitive fellowship. Congratulations, Zim-la!
Eugenia Brown - 2010 Community Impact Student Award Winner!
Click here to read about Community Based Undergraduate Research Assistantship participant Eugenia Brown receiving the 2010 Community Impact Student Award. Congratulations, Eugenia!
Walk Like A Scientist!
Click here to read about former Undergraduate Biotechnology Research Fellowship participant Kristen Pérez featured in the Inspirechange story "Walk Like a Scientist." Congratulations, Kristen!
Woman of Science
Click here to read about former Undergraduate Research Assistantship participant Jennifer Flynn featured in the Inspirechange story "Woman of Science." Congratulations, Jennifer!