Bruce King, Associate Provost for Research, offers his thoughts on the sixth annual Undergraduate Research Day which took place on September 28. The event is sponsored by The URECA Center – Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. For more information on the event, please visit http://college.dev.wfu.edu/ureca/researchday2012.
…One of my favorite days on campus is Undergraduate Research Day held in conjunction with Parent’s Weekend in the Fall. This event, sponsored by the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Center (URECA) showcases the incredible diversity of independent projects from many different disciplines completed by Wake Forest’s undergraduate students . Two things really stand out to me-1) how many Wake Forest undergraduate students participate (many supported by URECA’s WFU Summer Undergraduate Fellowships) and 2) how many different departments and schools are represented. This event really demonstrates the extent that research and the creative process plays in a Wake Forest education. The excitement generated by the students at this event is evident as soon as you walk in the room. A similarly exciting Research Day is held in the spring that highlights the accomplishments of our graduate students and post-doctoral researchers (March 21, 2013) at the Bridger Field house… – Bruce King, Associate Provost for Research