The UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference will be held tomorrow, Friday, April 19th, on the 1st floor of Atkins Library. The event is a university-wide showcase of research projects completed by undergraduate students of all levels from all colleges and departments in the university. The conference will begin at 8:30 A.M. with a keynote address by Malin Pereira, Executive Director of UNC Charlotte's Honors College. Her talk is titled, "It’s All about You and All about the World: Finding Your Passion and Making a Difference through Undergraduate Research."
Oral presentations are scheduled for morning and afternoon sessions in rooms 124-126. Forty-three undergraduate students will present their research projects to judges in the following categories: Biology, Chemistry, Arts & Humanities, Physics, and Science & Engineering. Students who are presenting posters in the same categories will stand beside their posters near room 125 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm to discuss their research projects with judges. Sixty students have registered to present posters.
Conference participants will enjoy a reception during the poster presentations before moving to the Dale Halton Reading Room at 4:00 pm for the afternoon keynote address and the awards ceremony. The guest speaker for the afternoon is Matt Theado, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at Gardner-Webb University, whose talk is titled, "Embracing the 'R-word': What We Talk about When We Talk about Research." Following the keynote address, awards will be presented for the best oral and poster presentations from each category, and the Atkins Library Undergraduate Research Awards. Dr. Stephen Mosier will present the Atkins Award named for him, the Stephen Mosier Award for Physical Sciences & Engineering.
Students and faculty are invited to stop by during the day to view the presentations, meet the students, and attend the keynote addresses and awards ceremony.