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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

FACULTY FELLOW

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


UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Six UNC students were accepted to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on March 26-28, 2020, in Bozeman, MO. These students were selected from more than 4,000 submissions. Congratulations to...

  • Gabriela Masztalerz, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences: "Accent Modification and Identity: A Phenomenological Study between International Students from UNCO and Adult Immigrants/Refugees from IRCNOCO"
  • Branden Lawson, Biology: "Trees and Their Role in American Robin Clutch Survival"
  • Isabella Aspromonte, Sport and Exercise Science: "Activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor: an Analysis of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Dose-Response on Antigen-Specific Antibody"
  • Kaitlin Erpenbeck, Psychology: "Attention! – Threatening Stimuli Hold Attention and Result in Longer Reaction Times"
  • Grace Davis , Anthropology and Gender Studies: "The Liminal Experiences of Queer-Christian Undergraduate Students at the University of Northern Colorado"
  • Benjamin Corneliusen, Music Education: "The Influence of the Jazz Language upon Past and Modern-Day Saxophonists: An Analysis of Michael Brecker and Other Jazz Greats"
Abigail Hayes, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences: "Accents Matter: Behavioral Responses to Local and Nonlocal Dialects in Four Colorado Wren Species"

NCUR 2019

Abigail Hayes, Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences: "Accents Matter: Behavioral Responses to Local and Nonlocal Dialects in Four Colorado Wren Species"

UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2019

NCUR 2019

UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2019

Cameron Kennedy, Evolutionary Biology & Ecology: "The Effect of Urban Landscapes on Grassland Bird Species Diversity and Richness in a Rapidly Urbanizing Area"

NCUR 2019

Cameron Kennedy, Evolutionary Biology & Ecology: "The Effect of Urban Landscapes on Grassland Bird Species Diversity and Richness in a Rapidly Urbanizing Area"

The whole UNC group at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2019!

NCUR 2019

The whole UNC group at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2019!

Jessica Bachman, Cello Performance: "Claude Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano: Historical Context of Wartime France"

NCUR 2019

Jessica Bachman, Cello Performance: "Claude Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano: Historical Context of Wartime France"

UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2019

NCUR 2019

UNC at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2019

Jessie Sutton, Psychology/Gender Studies/Applied Statistics: "Learning Ana-Whatics?: A Qualitative Analysis of What Students and Faculty Know About Learning Analytics"

NCUR 2019

Jessie Sutton, Psychology/Gender Studies/Applied Statistics: "Learning Ana-Whatics?: A Qualitative Analysis of What Students and Faculty Know About Learning Analytics"

National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2019

NCUR 2019

National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2019

UNC 2019 Fall Symposium

Congratulations to the winners of UNC's Fall Symposium!

Gabriela Masztalerz

Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences: "Accent Modification and Identity: A Phenomenological Study between International Students from UNCO and Adult Immigrants/Refugees from IRCNOCO"

Branden Lawson

Biology: "Trees and Their Role in American Robin Clutch Survival"

Isabella Aspromonte

Sport and Exercise Science: "Activation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor: an Analysis of 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Dose-Response on Antigen-Specific Antibody"

Research Day

Research Day is a day-long celebration of undergraduate and graduate research.  Student presenters will share a wide variety of original research and creative endeavors.  Applications for Research Day 2020 are due on Tuesday, March 3!  

Research Day 2020: April 9

 

Learn more about Research Day

UNC Engage - Dearfield Project

The Dearfield Project offers student volunteer, undergraduate research, internships, and directed study course opportunities to directly participate in scientific research and efforts to physically preserve, protect, restore, and study the Dearfield historic town-site are being dramatically expanded. UNC and CSU faculty, student, and community volunteer activities will include: 1) several individual volunteer work days for historic building clean-up, structure stabilization, and installation of anti-vandal security measures, planned between March 1 and August 30, 2020, 2) a two-week archaeological field project tentatively scheduled during June 2020, 3) our 2020 Dearfield Conference to be held at UNC, outside the ground-floor entrance to Michener Library Archives, starting at 10 AM, on Saturday, April 11th, and 4) a Dearfield Day university and community engagement work day for historic building clean-up, repair, and protective measure tasks.

To learn more, visit the link below:

Dearfield on UNC Engage

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.

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Submission Deadline

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