Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Works
The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides support and recognition for undergraduate student research and creative endeavors for all Colleges at the University of Northern Colorado, furthering the University's goals for active learning, creativity, and original research.
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Provides the following Opportunities and support services:
- Undergraduate Research & Creative Works Grants
- Research Mentorship & Undergraduate Researcher Development
- Undergraduate Research & Creative Works Presentation Opportunities
- Support for student travel to National Conference of Undergraduate Research
- Publication through The Undergraduate Research Journal
Undergraduate Research Mentorship Program
The Office of Undergraduate Research in collaboration with the Office of Research and the Graduate School has created a new undergraduate research mentorship program that will provide funding and support for graduate students to mentor undergraduates in research and creative endeavors.
To learn more about this program click here.
Research Day Applications Due: March 7, 2023 via URSA
Spring 2023 Grant Applications are due February 10.
Summer 2023 Grants will be due April 28.
Summer Research Mentorship Applications will be due April 18.
UNC 2022 Fall Symposium
Congratulations to the winners of 2022 UNC's Fall Symposium!
First Place Oral Presentation: Therapeutic Effects of Cannabigerol on Innate Immune Cells in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Faculty Mentor: Yuyan Han
Second Place Oral Presentation: Neuroimaging and Free Will: A Partial Test of Devine's "Director's Cut" Theory of
Jury Decision Making, Faculty Mentor: Mark Thomas
FIrst Place Poster: Examining Evidence of Agricultural Runoff in Waterways in Weld County, Faculty Mentor: Aaron Apawu
Second Place Poster:Optimizing HPLC-UV Method for Measurement of Monoamine Neurotransmitters in the Hub
of the Central Auditory System, Faculty Mentor: Aaron Apawu
Research Day is a day-long celebration of undergraduate and graduate research. Student presenters will share a wide variety of original research and creative endeavors.
Research Day 2023 Thursday April 6
UNC Engage - Dearfield Project
The Dearfield Project offers student volunteer, undergraduate research, internships, and directed study course opportunities to directly participate in scientific research and efforts to physically preserve, protect, restore, and study the Dearfield historic town-site are being dramatically expanded. UNC and CSU faculty, student, and community volunteer activities will include: 1) several individual volunteer work days for historic building clean-up, structure stabilization, and installation of anti-vandal security measures 2) a two-week archaeological field project tentatively scheduled during 3) the Dearfield Conference to be held at UNC, outside the ground-floor entrance to Michener Library Archives and 4) a Dearfield Day university and community engagement work day for historic building clean-up, repair, and protective measure tasks.
Undergraduate Research Journal
The Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ) is published electronically, available via the web and is a fully open access journal. All works published in the URJ are published under an attribution, non-commercial, and share-alike Creative Commons license. Copyright is retained by the author.
Call for Papers
The Office of Undergraduate Research is issuing an ongoing call for papers for the next issue of the Undergraduate Research Journal. Authors must be undergraduates at UNC or must have conducted research considered for publication while an undergraduate at UNC. It is expected that all submissions will have been thoroughly edited by both the student author and the faculty advisor/mentor before submission. Research in all areas is welcome.
The URJ can accept submissions at any time for the next full issue.