Monday, April 11, 2011

Celebrating Undergraduate Research

The annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research is underway today in the Student Union. The event showcases the broad range of original research being performed by undergraduates at Carolina. Browse the 105 poster presentations and 35 platform presentations online to learn more about students' research projects.

The symposium is also a great opportunity for current students to learn about how they can get involved in research and network with fellow students and faculty who have projects underway.

On a related note, the DTH has an interesting story today about the state of undergraduate research. Despite some recent budget cuts, the Office of Undergraduate Research has actually seen an increase in the percentage of students participating in research-intensive coursework. Last year, 62% of graduating seniors had been involved in undergraduate research across the disciplines. Read more.