Welcome to our first Charlotte Research Scholars (CRS) blog entry. The CRS program provides summer research fellowships to UNC Charlotte undergraduate students. Guided by a faculty mentor, the scholars are working on research projects from a variety of STEM disciplines, which includes the social sciences. In this, our inaugural year, UNC Charlotte is funding 50 undergraduate scholars. Already looking forward to next year, it is our intention to expand both the size and scope of this program. You can read more about the CRS program here.
The purpose of this blog is to provide a forum for the scholars and mentors to describe their research projects, results, and goals at an informal level. We hope that the blog will become part of the foundation of an engaged and vibrant undergraduate research community here at UNC Charlotte. We also hope that all scholars will post at least one blog entry discussing their research project, but we encourage them to post even more. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to follow a scholar’s progress week to week – both the highs and the lows?
We are also setting up a Facebook page, which will be used to update everyone who is interested about our progress, blog updates, and other opportunities. You can access the Facebook page here.
-- Dr. Livesay, Coordinator of the CRS program