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Florida Statewide Symposium

Undergraduate Research event for faculty, administrators, and academic staff.

What: Florida Statewide Symposium: Engagement in Undergraduate Research
When: October 2-3, 2015
Where: University of Central Florida.
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Mentor the Next Generation of Researchers

Faculty play an integral role in the undergraduate research experience; they are the essential links between students and their research projects. As mentors, they provide guidance and encouragement to undergraduate researchers while nurturing the development of independent research skills and increased senses of self-confidence. At UCF, faculty mentors from a wide variety of disciplines work with students across campus on diverse research projects. To review recent undergraduate research projects, please visit the Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence website, where programs are available from recent events.

Want to hear what other faculty are saying about Undergraduate Research? Read UCF faculty members’ testimonials about Undergraduate Research.


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UCF has many programs that support faculty and students in their research endeavors.

The UCF Undergraduate Research Council meets to discuss and promote the involvement of undergraduates in the ongoing activities of the UCF research community. The Council on Undergraduate Research supports and promotes high-quality undergraduate student- faculty collaborative research and scholarship nationally.


Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award
This award recognizes excellence in undergraduate research at the University of Central Florida and honors students who have excelled in academic research under the mentorship of a UCF faculty mentor. Nominations are rolling, and each month a new student from the pool of applicants will be honored with this award.