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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 Provides

Dr. Janice Dickensheets, faculty fellow


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

UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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

Katie Dorman

Dorman will be presenting a paper on "Benthic Macroinvertebrates as Biological Indicators of the Cache la Poudre River"

Paul McPhail

McPhail will be presenting a paper on "Nest Factors Influencing the Populations of a Cliff Swallow Parasite"

Olufisayo Awolaja

Awolaja ill be presenting a paper on "The Pollination and Reproductive Biology of Thermopsis Divaricarpa in the Central Rocky Mountains"

Zoe King

King 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 and Envolutionary Biology/Anthropology:  "Environmental Factors regulating Swallow Bug populations"

Research Day

Congratulations to all who participated in UNC's 2017 Research Day! Research day offers both undergraduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to share their research discoveries in a day-long event.

Undergraduate Research Journal

The Undergraduate Research Journal (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.

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Call for Papers

The Office of Undergraduate Research is issuing an ongoing call for papers for the next 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.


Submission Deadline

The URJ can accept submissions at any time for the next full issue.