Celebrate undergraduate research at UNC April 16

Alicia Mullis presents her research at a previous Undergraduate Research Symposium. Photo by Donn Young.

Student researchers will discuss topics including capital punishment in North Carolina, violence in Guatemala and accounts of Jewish Holocaust survivors at the 13th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research April 16 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As part of National Undergraduate Research Week, 196 undergraduate researchers will showcase projects they’ve worked on during the past year. This is a 40 percent increase from last year’s participation.

Poster displays will be set up from 1 to 3:15 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. Students also will showcase their projects through individual 15-minute platform presentations scheduled throughout the event, which is open to the public. Potential undergraduate researchers are encouraged to attend. Students can complete a “Research Bingo” card to be eligible for a $100 grand prize drawing, plus gift and discount cards from UNC Student Stores and local businesses.

“It is thrilling to see the creative contributions that undergraduates make to Carolina’s research mission,” said Patricia Pukkila, professor of biology and associate dean for undergraduate research in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The annual celebration is sponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research and The Roosevelt Institute.

For more information, visit http://www.unc.edu/depts/our.