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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… 

Oct 31, 2019

Research in Photos: Senior Kenzie Cromer wins the 2019 Envisioning Research Contest

In August, winners of the 2019 Envisioning Research contest were announced. Kenzie Cromer, a senior studying biological sciences with a concentration in integrated physiology and neurobiology, snagged both first and second place spots in the undergraduate student photography category of the contest. Cromer learned about the contest via social media during her junior year and…