UCF Undergraduate Research by the Numbers
of undergraduate researchers continue their education
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Present Your Research at a Statewide Conference
The Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) is one of the nation’s largest multi-disciplinary research conferences. It is an annual event open to all undergraduate researchers in the state of Florida to present their research in a poster forum. This year FURC is held at Florida Gulf Coast University.
The Office of Undergraduate Research will fund your registration, bus ride to the conference, and your hotel stay on a first come first serve basis.
Applications Due: December 15th
Peer Advising Hours
OUR Peer Mentors are available for drop-in hours at the following times*:
Monday: 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 – 11 a.m.
Thursday: 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
They are also available for thirty minute appointments on:
Tuesday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 3 – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Appointments are required during finals and University breaks.
Congratulations to the Novembe Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher, Emyli Peralta!
Emyli got started in undergraduate research through Peer Instruction and Laboratory Occupational Training (PILOT). During PILOT, Emyli was able to prepare the Quantitative Biological Methods labs and become more familiar with course material, laboratory equipment, stimulating discussions, and research in itself. Through this experience, she developed an interest in studying dental cavities, ultimately leading to her project regarding the correlation of Total Salivary Protein Concentration and the prevalence of cavities in the patients at the UCF Dental Center. Since then, Emyli has pursued an Honors Undergraduate Thesis and participated in the UCF Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. While there have been some challenges along the way, Emyli describes her experiences as all learning opportunities that have allowed her to pursue her passion for dental research.