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Undergraduate Research Achievements

CURCA Where did our money go? 2015-2016

  • 81.5% of CURCA's budget went directly to supporting student and faculty research and travel opportunities, 7% of CURCA's budget went to funding additional faculty support for CURCA's mission, and the remaining 11.5% was spent on professional development and other office expenses.
  • CURCA funded student research and presentation in seven states and three countries.
  • The Annual Research Conference saw over 300 attendees and presenters from four of UNG's campuses.
  • 24 students attended NCUR, up 500% from 2015's four student presenters. 
  • Travel grant applications rose by 68% this year and 51 Students received funding to present their research at external conferences.
  • CURCA funded nine faculty-student research teams as a part of its FUSE Program. Two of these nine were student-led as a part of CURCA's new Student Start-Up FUSE Program.

Previous Undergraduate Research Achievements 

  • Eight UNG students presented at the first annual Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference at Columbus State on February 1: Jessica Vincent (Biology, mentor Dr. Miriam Segura-Totten), Rachele Giles (Chemistry; mentor, Dr. Segura-Totten), John Dees (Humanities, mentor, Dr. Eric Skipper), Jody Pinion (English, mentor, Dr. Stacy Turner), Kimberly Griffin (English Education, mentor, Dr. Turner), Joshua Crisp (Humanities, mentor, Prof. Larry Cook), Paivi Lievonen (Education, mentor, Dr. Sheri Hardee), Nicole Simmons (Education, mentor, Dr. Sheri Hardee).
  • Twenty students from the UNG Honors Program presented their research at the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC) at Georgia Southern, Feb. 8-9 (14-Dahlonega; 5 Gainesville; 1 Oconee). Three of the eight awards handed out to top presentations went to UNG students Nicole Bronsted (1st place, social science; mentor, Dr. Richard Byers), John Dees (2nd place, humanities; mentor, Dr. Eric Skipper) and Kate Martin (2nd place, natural science; mentor, Dr. Chris Beadoin, MIT).

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