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Feb 4, 2021

From Undergrad Researcher to Mentor: How Brinnae Brent ’16 Made Research Her Career

The Office of Undergraduate Research recently caught up with Brinnae Brent '16, who is now working towards a Ph.D. and works in the Big Ideas Lab at Duke University. 

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Oct 27, 2020

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

By Marco Valencia The Office of Undergraduate Research was given the opportunity to Zoom with one of our very own OUR ambassadors, Kaitlyn Tiffany, to discuss her experiences with undergraduate research. A fourth-year senior, Katlyn Tiffany studies fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology with a concentration in conservation biology coursework. Tiffany most recently placed first for… 

Oct 18, 2020

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

By 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.… 

Sep 14, 2020

Speeding Your Way Into Research: Courtney Smith Shares Her Journey in Undergraduate Research

By 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… 

Apr 16, 2020

Michael Dickey Receives Inaugural Outstanding Research Mentor Award

By Annie Carlson Welch During the 29th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium, held virtually April 24-25, Dr. Michael Dickey, Alcoa Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was presented with the inaugural Outstanding Research Mentor Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Future recipients, honored annually at the Spring Symposium, will be presented with… 

Oct 31, 2019

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

By Abby Birkhimer 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…