The Summer Undergraduate Research Program is underway for the fourth consecutive year at Western Carolina University.

The program is an initiative overseen by the university’s Honors College ​and the Office of the Provost, and ​is open to all WCU undergraduates. To be considered for the program, current students interested in participating had to identify a faculty member with whom they wished to collaborate and submit a proposal describing their research project and its goals ​during January and February. ​Students selected to participate had their proposals reviewed by a committee of faculty representatives from each college on campus.

To be selected to participate is a great accomplishment, said WCU undergraduate research coordinator and program organizer Kloo Hansen, as only 10 students and their faculty mentors were chosen out of 21 submitted proposals, a record number for the program. This year’s participants represent every college on campus with a wide variety of research topics to be investigated.

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Originally published June 6, 2019.