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Undergraduate Research Program to Host Conference

Meredith giving an undergraduate research poster presentation

Meredith College will host a weeklong celebration of undergraduate research October 8-13, 2018, culminating in the Women’s Undergraduate Research Conference (WURC) on Saturday.

The conference, which will be held on Meredith’s campus, is open to all students in the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges (CRC), a nonprofit consortium that promotes collaboration among higher education institutions in Raleigh. Participants will have the opportunity to present their research while also attending networking sessions. Walda Powell, professor of chemistry, physics, and geoscience, and Andrea Marritt, associate professor of biological sciences, will present the keynote address for the conference.

Meredith’s undergraduate research program hosts Celebrating Student Achievement Day each year in the spring when the campus community and guests celebrate academic and research accomplishments by Meredith students. The full day of events includes a research conference, awards ceremonies, dance and musical performances, art exhibits, and panel discussions.

At least 51% of Meredith students engage in a serious research project. In comparison, a 2016 national survey of thousands of campuses found that only 24% of undergraduate students report doing research. In addition, students conduct research in all majors, which gives every student the opportunity to participate.

Contact research@meredith.edu for more information about the upcoming conference.


WURC Week Events
October 8-13

So you want to be involved in research?

Monday, October 8; 10-11:30 a.m., Lower Level Library

Listen to professors and students speak about their research and how you can get involved.

Idea/Thesis Generation Workshop

Tuesday, October 9; 12-1:30 p.m., Lower Level Library

Discuss how you can join a research project or start your own.

Abstract Writing Workshop

Wednesday, October 10; 10-11:30 a.m., Harris 214

Learn how to write an abstract or receive edits on your current abstract to help apply for future conferences or grants.

LinkedIn Workshop

Thursday, October 11; 10-11:30 a.m.; Harris 214

Learn how to make and use LinkedIn and other career finding platforms.

Lab/Studio Crawl

Friday, October 12; 4:30-6 p.m.; Ledford 101

Explore the research facilities that Meredith has to offer by student researchers themselves.

Research Slam

Friday, October 12; 6-7:30 p.m., Ledford 101

Come listen to students pitch their research in a new and competitive way. The audience will vote for their favorite presentation.

Women’s Undergraduate Research Conference

Saturday, October 13; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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