Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

Undergraduate Research

Our Mission:

To promote learning through students' active engagement in undergraduate research and creative activities throughout their university experience.

What is undergraduate research at UNG?

An inquiry or exploration conducted and disseminated by an undergraduate student that makes an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice.

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Undergraduate Research News

UNG selects chief research officer

The University of North Georgia (UNG) has hired Dr. Andy Novobilski as associate provost for research and engagement and chief research officer, effective Jan. 15. The new position is within the university's Office of Academic Affairs.

CURCA selects FUSE teams and grant winners

A University of North Georgia (UNG) professor of psychological sciences hopes her research into cognitive development in children is the beginning of a long-term research opportunity for undergraduates on the university's Oconee Campus.

Student presents at national mathematics meeting

University of North Georgia student Tram Le, a pre-pharmacy major, traveled to the Mathematics Meeting of the Mathematics Association of America (MathFest2014), which is the largest meeting of mathematicians from universities and colleges in the country.

UNG professor receives prestigious NSF grant

To support molecular research that eventually could lead to the development of more efficient electronics, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemistry has awarded an $86,000 grant to Dr. Aimeé Tomlinson, associate professor of chemistry at UNG.

UNG student wins NIH scholarship

Joshua McCausland, a senior majoring in biology at UNG, is one of 16 students in the nation selected for the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program, which includes an internship and employment at the institute.

Upcoming Deadlines



  • 30th - 31st: UNG Annual Research Conference, Dahlonega Campus


  • 1st: UNG Annual Research Conference, Gainesville Campus
  • 2nd: UNG Annual Research Conference, Oconee Campus
  • 16th - 18th: National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University
Research Spotlight

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This past June, Dr. BJ Robinson and Mr. Matthew Pardue led an interactive session on how to start and run an undergraduate research journal at the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) National meeting. The session was based on their experiences in launching North Georgia's interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research, Papers and Pub(lication)s (Papers and Pubs). Dr. Robinson is the Director of the University Press of North Georgia and Production Editor for Papers and Pubs, while Mr. Pardue is the Project Editor for the journal. Papers and Pubs is published by the University Press of North Georgia and supported by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (CURCA) at the University of North Georgia (UNG). Papers and Pubs promotes student learning by disseminating undergraduate research and creative works that make an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline or to applied practice. To see the presentation and other materials visit the CUR website.

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