Support Undergraduate Research through Local Network of Research Institutions and Four Year Colleges

Theresa Burns, Coastal Carolina University
Mark Zrull, Appalachian State University
Crista Coles, Elon University
Calhoun Bond, Greensboro College
Balaji Iyangar, Benedict College
Rich Fabiano, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Action Plan:

  • Contact made between four year college faculty and research faculty, start and maintain a listserve to network and match undergrads, faculty & researchers regionally.

  • Have small regional meeting, where students present research and faculty can network in the background.


  • Four year college faculty have access to research facilities and collaborations

  • Students involved in undergraduate research at large institutions, exposure to research environment

  • Recruiting opportunities for researchers at universities

  • Make connections across disciplines, to better match undergraduates with research programs across disciplines



Support for establishing a listserve, making connections


Maintain listserve, support first annual research symposium


Total budget not to exceed $2,000 in the first year and $1,000 in the second year