UNC is celebrating University Research Week to highlight the vast amount of research and scholarship on campus. The Office for Undergraduate Research hosts a variety of events, allowing students to engage and learn about the global impact of research.
The semi-annual, campus-wide event, running Oct. 9 to Oct. 13, aims to bring awareness to UNC as a research university, as well as inform students of all the opportunities available to them as undergraduates in any field of research.
“The point of University Research Week is to highlight research going on on campus,” said Boots Quimby, associate director of the Office for Undergraduate Research. “In an ideal world it would be great for every student at UNC to have a research experience of some sort. And it is not impossible.”
Quimby said there are a multitude of ways for students to get involved in research on campus.
“Go to talks, talk to your professors. Talk to them about their research,” Quimby said. “See what kind of research they are doing and see what other people are doing that research on campus. And if you wanted to get involved, ask them if they are looking for an undergrad.”