Every other April when the NC General Assembly is in session, 60-100 students from 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina
system travel to Raleigh to demonstrate and discuss their research experiences with North Carolina legislators. The next "Research in the Capital"
symposium will take place in 2013.
UNC-Chapel Hill participants for the 5th "Research in the Capital" symposium:
The first such multi-campus symposium (in 2001) involved four UNC system schools, and was organized by the Office for Undergraduate
Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Since that time, the symposium has been organized by the UNC Undergraduate
Research Consortium with support from the UNC General Administration. The goals of the symposium are to highlight the important role of original
student research, scholarship and creative performance in undergraduate education, and the ensuing benefits to the state.
For symposium details of the 2011 symposium including selection criteria and application instructions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Kirkland