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Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

26th Annual Research Conference

The University of North Georgia is pleased to announce the 26th Annual Research Conference, a university-wide event for all campuses. This year, the conference will be held virtually on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The virtual conference will include both a pre-recorded poster session and a remote oral presentation.

Register for the Annual Research Conference.

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.

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