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Each year, usually in early April, 5-10 outstanding undergraduate researchers from each ACC university gather at a host university to present their research, either verbally or as a poster. It is an honor to be invited to the conference. The 10th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds will be held at North Carolina State University April 10-12, 2015

ACC member schools include:

Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, NC State University, Syracuse University, University of Louisville, University of Miami, University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University.


2015 ACC MOM

Representing Virginia Tech are ten students.From front to back left to right, Rachel Montague, Alexandria Hubbard, Sophia Novitzky, Brittany Blankenship, Armand Meza and Dorian Jackson. Missing are Andrew Barber, Derek Litvak, Morgan Sykes and Zachary Barlow

The 2015 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) anticipates nearly 4,000 students from around the country will present their research and creative endeavors. The conference provides students a large-scale opportunity to present their research to their peers and get feedback from others in their fields. These students will present their research April 16-18, 2015 at the 29th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Eastern Washington University.


NCUR 2015 Students

Representing Virginia Tech are twelve students. From left to right back row: David Vasquez,Emily Bell, Daniel Lee, Matthew Johnson, Sarah Spanski, and Nicholas Lucchesi. Front row left to right: An Nguyen, Michelle Oh, Ava Mohebbi, Cindy Hoang, Alexandria Hubbard and Nancy Mason


Office of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce the appointment of our inaugural group of student ambassadors! Ambassadors come from a variety of majors and minors, with vast undergraduate research experience on diverse topics in the sciences, engineering, business, liberal arts, and human sciences. Their primary role is disseminating information about undergraduate research. Ambassadors offer regular information sessions on undergraduate research (what it is, why you should do it, how to get involved, and how to find opportunities) and are available for individual drop-in consultations at weekly office hours. All services offered by the ambassadors are free and open to the campus at large. We welcome any student from any discipline who is interested in getting involved in undergraduate research of any kind. Feel free to contact us.


OUR Ambassadors 

Ambassador Email Major(s) Minor(s)
Mahtaab Biological Sciences French, Crop & Soil Science
Kristen Biochemistry Spanish, Chemistry
Albert Biological Sciences Nanoscience
Dorian Biological Sciences Entomology
Sarah Economics Political Science
Colby Aerospace Engineering Spanish, Math, Economics
Jade Applied Economic Management Economics, International Studies
Diana Food Science and Technology Biological Sciences


Want to get involved in undergraduate research? Don't know what it is or how to get started? Have questions and want to talk to someone who has participated in research?

Come to one of our information sessions or meet one-on-one with a student ambassador or VT's coordinator for undergraduate research.

Information sessions: 1st Wednesdays of each month in the Newman Library Multipurpose Rm

      Feb 4: 3-3:30 & 3:30-4pm

      Mar 4: 4-4:30 & 4:30-5 pm

      Apr 1: 4-4:30 & 4:30-5pm

OUR Ambassador Drop-In Office Hours

      Mondays, 1-3pm in MCB 233

      Tuesdays, 2-4pm in MCB 302

Undergraduate Research Coordinator Drop-In Office Hours

      Thursdays, 2-4pm, Burruss 104N

      Fridays, 1:30-3pm, Burruss 104N