Applications being accepted for summer research program

WCU faculty and student researchers participating in the 2017 Summer Undergraduate Research Program test a 3D model of a buoy as part of their project to refine an ocean wave energy converter. Applications from students for this year’s program are being accepted through Monday, Feb. 12.

Applications are being accepted for Western Carolina University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program, an intensive eight-week opportunity for students and faculty to engage in high-impact practices and problem-based inquiry.

The program is open to all WCU undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, regardless of whether or not they are a member of the Honors College. Completed applications are due by midnight Monday, Feb. 12, to receive full consideration.

The dates for this year’s program are Wednesday, May 30, through Wednesday, July 25. The summer research is a full-time commitment for students, who receive a stipend, summer credits, a modest supply budget and a campus housing option. Participating faculty also receive a stipend.

Applicant information is available at this website.

A proposal-writing workshop for students will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Dogwood Room of A.K. Hinds University Center.

Questions may be directed to Bill Kwochka, program director, at kwochka@wcu.edu; Jill Granger, dean of the Honors College, at jngranger@wcu.edu; or Kloo Hansen, undergraduate research coordinator, at kchansen@wcu.edu.