The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office (URSCO) supports co- and extra-curricular engagement of undergraduates in faculty-mentored research and creative projects. For example, we offer undergraduate research and creativity assistantships, travel support for students presenting their research off campus, and an annual campus-wide celebration of undergraduate scholarly inquiry. The URSCO is involved in state and national initiatives that promote undergraduate research.
Professor D. Cyrus (School of Music, Theatre and Dance) described the scholarly process as one that requires us to, "envision, learn, create, perfect, present." Scholarship requires the use of discipline-specific tools and procedures to address important questions. The approaches to scholarly inquiry can be as diverse as the disciplines they represent, and can take place in a variety of settings such as an art studio, the library, a field site, and/or laboratory. Ultimately, students that engage in undergraduate research and creative inquiry are able to demonstrate a greater understanding of content knowledge and its development.
Please take a few minutes to explore our site, read about the work UNCG students and their faculty mentors have been doing, and let us know if you have any questions!