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Mar 4, 2021

OUR Announces 2021 Nominees for the Michael Dickey Outstanding Research Mentor Award

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce this year’s nominees for the Michael Dickey Outstanding Research Mentor Award. Each mentor was nominated by an undergraduate student who has worked with the researcher for at least one semester. “This year’s nominees are truly exceptional,” said Dr. Chris Ashwell, Director of the Office of Undergraduate… 

Feb 2, 2021

From Undergrad Researcher to Mentor: How Brinnae Bent Made Research Her Career

Author: Marco Valencia The Office of Undergraduate Research was able to speak with a former undergraduate researcher who is now on the path to obtaining her PhD. Brinnae Bent is a 2016 graduate of NC State’s College of Engineering, receiving her degree in Biomedical Engineering. Bent is now a PhD candidate at Duke University where she… 

Oct 27, 2020

Envisioning Research Winner and OUR Ambassador Kaitlyn Tiffany Discusses Her Research in Paleontology

Author: Marco Valencia Switching gears, what sparked your interest in applying to become an OUR ambassador? Ms. Heather King has worked with me a lot on funding my research with Dr. Paciulli on the vocalizations of aye-aye lemurs and has helped guide me as I was supposed to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.… 

Oct 26, 2020

Digging Into Research: How Erin Gniewek found a passion in archaeology

Author: Marco Valencia The Office of Undergraduate Research was given the opportunity to sit down with senior Erin Gniewek to discuss some of her experiences with undergraduate research and how that research established a new future interest. Gniewek is double majoring in animal science and anthropology and has been involved with research inside Dr. S. Tom… 

Sep 14, 2020

Speeding Your Way Into Research: Courtney Smith shares her journey in undergraduate research

Author: Marco Valencia The Office of Undergraduate Research recently sat down (virtually) with Courtney Smith, a junior student studying Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology within the College of Natural Resources. Smith was actively looking for research opportunities when she connected with her mentor at one of OUR’s events: Speed Researching. Since then, she has worked… 

Aug 13, 2020

Connect with Us Virtually

Meet with Us Staff and Student Ambassadors in the Office of Undergraduate Research are excited to connect and answer any questions you may have. Check out the office hours below, then click the link to schedule an appointment. [major-link url=”” target=”_blank”]To learn more about scheduling an appointment, click here![/major-link] Office Hours Staff Annie Carlson Welch,… 

Jul 31, 2020

Office of Undergraduate Research Open House

Undergraduate Research – What is it & how do you get started? Undergraduate research is where innovation & creativity meet!  Hear from peer undergraduate research ambassadors to learn first hand their experiences & tips for becoming involved in research at State. OUR staff will be there to answer questions and schedule appointments for further discussions.… 

Jul 21, 2020

Meet the OUR Student Ambassadors

We help connect students with the undergraduate research experience, which includes: promote undergraduate research on campus serve as peer mentors to students interested in a research experience help the OUR maintain student focused programs across a wide array of disciplines bridge mentor relations and build partnerships within their college Feel free to visit an Ambassador… 

Jul 13, 2020

Coronavirus Impacts on Undergraduate Research

(Updated May 5, 2021) The Office of Undergraduate Research is available both in person and virtually to students, faculty, and staff. We encourage all members of the NC State community to keep abreast of the university’s response to the coronavirus. Guidelines for Undergraduate Research Involvement As NC State ramps up operations for the summer and fall 201… 

Jun 1, 2020

Summer Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium

[lead]Each summer the Office of Undergraduate Research, as part of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, hosts an annual summer symposium. Please join us in celebrating our 19th annual summer symposium on July 30, 2020![/lead] [enhanced-heading heading=”Visit the Summer 2020 Virtual Symposium” headingtype=”h3″ headingstyle=”h2″ url=”” target=”_top” icon=”ucomm-laptop” iconstyle=”circle-open” iconposition=”inline” coloroptions=”default” /] Share this post