Undergraduates & Burning Questions

Not all discoveries are made in white coats. All of Carolina’s disciplines – from biology and physics to women’s studies and comparative literature – hold answers for those who are willing to ask. To participate in research as a Carolina student, all you need is a burning question.

Undergraduate research is mentored, self-directed work that enables individual students or small groups of students to explore an issue of interest to them and communicate the results to others. Through credit-earning course work, work-study programs, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, First Year Seminars and faculty-mentored projects, students are involved in research of all kinds across campus.

The Carolina Research Scholar Program aims to expand an undergraduate community engaged in research. Participants who successfully meet the program’s requirements are recognized for their contributions to UNC’s intellectual and cultural climate with designations on their transcripts appropriately termed Carolina Research Scholar.

Find out more and read the research blog at the Office for Undergraduate Research.

Published July 14, 2014.