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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.

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. 

Congratulations to all presenters at the 2015 Summer Research Symposium.

2015 Charlotte Research Scholars poster competition winners.
Best poster recipients:  Left to right, Alexis Friesz, Eli Bostian, and Kenneth Panora.  Photo courtesy of Lynn Roberson, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

The poster judging results are below.


Category: Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Business and Arts
Title: Hunger and Food Insecurity among College Students: Understanding the Problem and Identifying Solutions
Presenter: Alexis Friesz
Mentor: Kim Buch

Category: Natural Sciences and Public Health
Title: Effective treatment of Malignant Ovarian Cancer Cells by Means of Nanoparticle Coated Aptamers
Presenter: Kenneth Panora
Mentor: Christine Richardson
Category: Engineering, Nanomaterials and Computing
Title: Electrical Properties of Simple Devices Glued with D-Sorbitol Doped PEDOT:PSS
Presenter: M. Eli Bostian    
Mentor: Michael Walter

Benjamin S. Kantner, Engineering, Nanomaterials & Computing
Katelyn L. DeZego, Natural Sciences & Public Health
Latavia K. Hill, Natural Sciences & Public Health
Kiersten S. McDonald, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Business & Arts

A complete list of all presenters is available here.

2015 Calendar

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
CRS brochure
CRS List

Deliverable guidelines
     Formatted abstract
     General abstract
Research poster
Final report

Information about graduate school
Funding a graduate education
Funding resources

Preparing a research poster
10 Simple Rules
Example 1
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Example 5

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


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