Undergraduate Research,
Scholarship and Creativity Office

  • Reconstructing the Reed

    The bombarde is a Celtic wind instrument which uses difficult-to-find handmade reeds. Alex Stewart, a junior majoring in woodwind music performance, has been working to research and manufacture a functional reed for the instrument.

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  • The Buzz on Bee Size

    Honeybees are an important part of pollination, which plays an important part in human survival. Graduate student Kali Cox studies the impact honeybee body size has on the number of ovarioles present or produced in honeybee ovaries.

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  • Risk-Taking Adolescents

    Existing research has shown a link between sensation-seeking – the tendency to seek out excitement – and engagement in risk-taking behaviors among adolescents.

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What is the URSCO?

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) is dedicated to promoting and supporting student success through mentored undergraduate research, creative inquiry and other scholarly experiences for the UNCG community. The URSCO is also dedicated to helping faculty become increasingly effective with mentoring undergraduate research and integrating research skills into courses and curricula.

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Keep Researching – Tips for Trying Times




Click the banner above to visit the page for Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) Fellowship program. MARC U-STAR is supported by the National Institutes of Health and offers talented students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences an opportunity to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training by providing the experiences and relationships needed to pursue your career ambitions.

Polishing Hidden Gems: Encouraging Diversity in STEM Disciplines

UNCG STAMPS program gets highlighted on UNC System website.  

“The UNC System’s Strategic Plan prioritizes building North Carolina’s critical workforces by “increasing the number of high quality credentials … awarded in the fields of health sciences, STEM, K-12 education, and other emerging regional workforce needs.” To this end, many UNC System institutions have specifically prioritized initiatives to increase the overall number of STEM majors. Many of these initiatives specifically work to entice more women and underrepresented student populations to pursue STEM programs.”

$200,000 Mellon Grant to Transform Humanities

The grant, “Transforming Undergraduate Education at a Minority Serving Institution: Integrating Interdisciplinary Research Across the Humanities,” from the Mellon Foundation, will support undergraduate research, community-engaged work, and professional development.

UNCG Undergrads Making News

Growing Plants on Mars – Biochemistry majors, Alena Jones and Ibe Iloghalu, working with Dean John Kiss on growing plants in reduced gravity conditions were featured on a Fox News 8 segment.

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The URSCO Blog

Reconstructing the Reed
By Hope Voorhees / March 26, 2020

Reconstructing the Reed

Alex Stewart is a junior majoring in music performance with a concentration in woodwinds; his instrument is the oboe. Along...

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Risk-Taking Adolescents
By Hope Voorhees / December 12, 2019

Risk-Taking Adolescents

Maura Bourne graduated in May 2019 with a BA in psychology and a minor in sociology. During her time as...

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The Buzz on Bee Size
By Hope Voorhees / November 30, 2019

The Buzz on Bee Size

Kali Cox graduated in May 2019 with a degree in biology. She and her collaborator Jake Herman completed the project...

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