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Charlotte Research Scholars

The Charlotte Research Scholars (CRS) program is a summer program begun in 2012 for high-achieving undergraduate students to gain experience in research and professional development in their field of interest. These opportunities are not typically available in the undergraduate classroom. This learn-by-doing model places an emphasis on graduate education and allows the Scholars to put their experiential learning into practice, preparing them to excel in their future studies and research.

In addition to mentored research activities, scholars participate in weekly professional development training to build skills critical to professional success.  Topics include: responsible conduct of research, developing a competitive research fellowship application, preparing an academic resume, professional communication tools, and a session on preparing for graduate school.

Applications will be accepted beginning February 2, 2015.

Please return to the CRS site after this date to apply.

The CRS program is supported by UNC Charlotte's Office of Academic Affairs, the Charlotte Research Institute, the Duke Endowment Special Initiatives Fund, and the Graduate School. 

2014 Summer research institute best poster winnersPhoto courtesy of Aaron Cress

Congratulations to all presenters at the 3rd Annual Summer Research Symposium.  The winners are:

Best Posters

A Study of the Princess Augusta Sophia (1768-1840) Collection at the Atkins Library
Presenter: Nadia Clifton
Mentors: Kirk Melnikoff and Alan Rauch
Category: Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Work

Effects of Cryosurgery on Breast Cancer Cell Viability in the Presence of an Adjuvant
Presenter: Hunter Reavis
Mentor: Charles Lee
Category: Engineering, Technology and Computing

Quantitative Stability/Flexibility Relationships in the Class-C B-Lactamase Enzyme Family
Presenter: Jenna Brown
Mentor: Dennis Livesay
Category: Natural Sciences and Public Health

Honorable Mentions

Using Children's Literature to Teach the Holocaust in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Middle Schools
Presenter: Katherine Galindo
Mentor: Sarah Minslow

Fighters Now Farmers on the Front Lines: Agricultural Production of the British Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919
Presenter: Thomas Grover
Mentor: Heather Perry

Across the Bravo: US-Mexico Relations after the Mexican Revolution, 1920-1924
Presenter: Sean Kane
Mentor: Jurgen Buchenau

Private Subscription Libraries in Nineteenth Century England: Manchester, Leeds, and Newcastle
Presenter: Melanie Carty
Mentor: Alan Rauch

Utilizing Hybrid Nano-Composite Materials to Increase Specific Capacitance for Supercapacitor Applications
Presenter: James Mitchell
Mentor: Jordan Poler

Targeted Nanoparticle Therapy of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Cells Utilizing CAOV-3 Specific Aptamers
Presenter: Tien Truong
Mentors: Craig Ogle and Christine Richardson

Professional development session slides
Responsible conduct of research 
     Case studies
3-Minute thesis
Professional writing (science and engineering)
Professional writing (social sciences and humanities)
Thinking about graduate school
Research fellowship opportunities
Academic resumes

Other CRS downloadable materials
2014 Calendar
CRS brochure
CRS List

Deliverable guidelines
     Formatted abstract
     General abstract
Research poster
Final report
Curriculum vitae

Information about graduate school
Funding a graduate education
Funding resources
The Grad Source (Spring 2013)

Preparing a research poster
10 Simple Rules
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3
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Example 5