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Undergraduate Research


Undergraduate Research (UGR) is student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship that produces “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original or creative contribution to the discipline.”  Undergraduate Research opportunities include: Departmental Honors Projects, Research Intensive Independent Study, and Research Intensive courses

Spring Symposium
Every Spring, a research symposium is sponsored for the public presentation of the results of students’ research and creative projects. In addition, students have opportunities to submit their work for presentation at state, regional, and national conferences in their disciplines and at the National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) conference 
To give you an idea of what students have done in the past, check out the 2013 Symposium Schedule.pdf

Congratulations to 2013 - 2014 Undergraduate Research Fund Recipients!

Student​Research Project​​Advisor  ​Award
​​​Katherine Kara​Canine Heartworm Infection: Mosquito Vector Species Richness and Abundance in Jacksonville, FL​John Enz​$1,100
​Ciarra Slater​​​Predicting Sea Turtle Abundance and Reproductive Success using long term data sets from Ponte Vedra Beach, Northeastern Florida, USA.​Jeremy Stalker​​$1,100
​Brianna Huynh & Sarah Sierra​​​The Effects of Binge Drinking on Long-Term Strength Gains in Female Athletes​Christopher Robertson​​$800
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​​The Undergraduate Research Fund was established in 2006 with gifts from faculty, alumni and university supporters. It is entirely funded by gifts, and to date has funded more than 35 students. With this year’s awards, more than $17,000 in awards has been given out.​​​