Celebrate Undergraduate Research at UNC April 18

UndergraduateresearchpresenterAprilsymposium2013webUndergraduate researchers will discuss topics including fine arts, diversity and equity, health and well-being, and US and foreign relations, at the 17th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research on April 18 in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union on the UNC campus.

As part of National Undergraduate Research Week, 214 undergraduate researchers will showcase projects they’ve worked on during the past year. Read more about the poster presentations and the panel presentations.

The undergraduate research symposium, open to the community, is sponsored by the Office for Undergraduate Research in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and The Roosevelt Institute. The goal of the event is to highlight and encourage meaningful research by undergraduate students in all academic disciplines at Carolina.

There will be concurrent talks, or panel sessions, and poster sessions. Poster displays, where students will talk with visitors about their research, will be set up from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Union. Panel sessions, scattered in rooms throughout the Student Union, run from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. with a 15-minute break at 2:15 p.m. During these sessions, students will give 10-minute talks on their research, followed by questions.

At 3:45 p.m., the Carolina Research Scholars will be honored in Auditorium of the Student Union. These students have met specific academic requirements that contribute to their role as undergraduate researchers, and this designation is recognized on their transcripts.

“The Celebration highlights the outstanding talents of Carolina’s undergraduates and their engagement in fine arts, innovative scholarship, and research,” said Krista Perreira, public policy professor and associate dean of the Office for Undergraduate Research.