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Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

New for Faculty!

Are you interested in recruiting students to your research project or creative endeavor? If so, fill out this short machform about your project. We will post research project openings in August on the CURCA website and filter students applications to you as they come in.

Students who engage in research and creative activities as undergraduates have higher learning gains, such as problem solving and critical thinking skills, and increased self-confidence and independence. Good problem solving and critical thinking skills are highly valued in today's workplace - no matter the field of study you decide to pursue!

Is undergraduate research for you? There's only one way to find out! Look through our site, find a faculty member in your department, and contact him or her about engaging in research and creative activities. Or, contact us and let us help you find a research mentor!

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

-Zora Neale Hurston

Research Spotlight


Amanda has been involved in research with UNG since summer 2018 when she participated in CURCA's FUSE program. She worked under Dr. Gregory Feiden investigating starspots - cool spots on the surface of stars. She worked to quantify what starspot properties were required for theoretical predictions of a star's properties to agree with observed properties. She hopes to be able to publish her results in the coming months. 

This summer, she is working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as a part of the NSF REU program. Here she is continuing to study and research stellar astronomy, specifically low mass stars. Through her research, Amanda has had the opportunity to present in poster session at various conferences including the Georgia Regional Astronomy Meeting, and Cool Stars 20. She expects to continue presenting research and attending conferences and will be presenting her current research at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Hawaii in January.

How to Find All Our Events

If you want a full listing of events and workshops:

  1. Click on the "Events & Workshops" link at the top of this listing.
  2. On the calendar page, below the little calendar is a search box labeled "Search for Events."
  3. Enter "CURCA" into the search box and click Go. 

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