Congratulations to the 2012 Undergraduate Research Conference Winners!
The 2012 UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference showcased more than 60 undergraduate students, representing the widest range of disciplines since its inception. Keynote addresses were given by UNC Charlotte's Dr. Scott Fitzgerald, associate professor of the Department of Sociology and Charlotte social entrepreneur Charles Thomas, executive director of Queen City Forward.
"Undergraduate research is an integral part of any healthy university system", said conference committee chair Missy Eppes, associate professor of Earth Sciences. "Students have the opportunity to take part in the production of knowledge from the initial conception of an idea, to the collection of data or resources, to the final presentation of the new work. Those who participate in such a conference immediately have a step up towards graduate school, employment and more."
The J. Murrey Atkins Library Research Awards was a new category added to the program, presenting first place winners with $1,000.00 and second place winners $500.00. One particular award, The Stephen Mosier Undergraduate Research Award for Science, was personally presented by the former Vice Chancellor for Research and Federal Relations to the student winners.