Four UNC Students to present papers at The National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Four UNC students have been invited to present at NCUR - the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 4-7 in Oklahoma City.  These students were selected from more than 4,000 submissions.  Congratulations to:

Paul McPhail who will be presenting a paper on "Nest Factors Influencing the Populations of a Cliff Swallow Parasite"
Katie Dorman who will be presenting a paper on "Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Biological Indicators of the Cache la Poudre River"
Olufisayo Awolaja who will be presenting a paper on "The Pollination and Reproductive Biology of Thermopsis Divaricarpa in the Central Rocky Mountains"
Zoe King who will be presenting a paper on "'Are We There Yet?' Childhood Stories of the Western Trails."

UNC 2017 Fall Symposium

Congratulations to the winners of UNC's Fall Symposium: 

Olufisayo Awolaja

Biology/Chemistry - "The Pollination and Reproductive Biology of Thermopsis divaricarpa in the Central Rocky Mountains"

Katie Dorman

Earth Environmental Science/Business - "Ecological Health of the Poudre River"

Paul McPhail

Ecology & Envolutionary Biology/Anthropology - "Environmental Factors regulating Swallow Bug populations"

Issuing a Call for Papers for Ursidae:  The Undergraduate Research Journal at UNC

The Office of Undergraduate Research is issuing a call for papers for the Spring Issue of the Undergraduate Research Journal.  Authors must be undergraduates at UNC or must have conducted research considered for publication while an undergraduate at UNC.   It is expected that all submissions will have been thoroughly edited by both the student author and the faculty advisor/mentor BEFORE submission.   Research in all areas is welcome.  Please visit the Journal at for more information.  While papers for the spring issue should be submitted by December 1, 2017, the URJ can accept submissions at any time for the next available full issue.

Call for papers Flyer.

UNC Undergraduate Research Spring 2017

Congratulations to all UNC students who represented us at various conferences and festivals throughout the country this spring.  Also congratulations to all students who participated in UNC's Research Day. 

Research Day

Congratulations to all who participated in UNC's 2017 Research Day

For more information please visit the Center for Honors, Scholars, and Leadership.

UNC Presents at NCUR 2017

2017 UNC students at NCUR

The following students presented papers at the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Memphis, TN last April:

Christen Ayers, "Learning the Language of Math" 

christen ayres at NCUR 2017

Melissa Chowning "An Inside View: Childhood Stress at the Greek Colony, Himera"

melissa chowning at NCUR 2017

Alexis Corcoran, Alyssa Shepherd, & Carly Browning , "Characterization of Luminal and Basal-like Breast Cancer Cells in Relation to BCL11A Genomic Editing"

corcoran, shepherd, browning at NCUR 2017

Emily Doerner, "Forest Cover and Change in the Kashmir Valley: Militarization, Environmental Degradation, and Adaptation" 

emily doerner at NCUR 2017

Everardo Reyes, "Music Deserts: How social inequality affects accessibility to musical resources important to actively participating in music " 

everardo reyes at NCUR 2017


The Office of Undergraduate Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) provides support and recognition for undergraduate student research and creative endeavors for all Colleges at the University of Northern Colorado, furthering the University's goals for active learning, creativity, and original research. OUR also provides opportunities for grants, presentations and performances at symposiums and publication through URSIDAE, the Undergraduate Research Journal.

Faculty Fellow for Undergraduate Research

Dr. Janice Dickensheets
Assistant Professor of Music, Music History and Literature

Undergraduate Research Journal

To view the newest journal issue including articles from 2016-17 visit the journal at

As a matter of note, the URJ is published electronically, available via the web and is a fully open access journal. All works published in the URJ are published under an attribution, non-commercial, and share-alike Creative Commons license. Copyright is retained by the author.