Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research imageOffice of Undergraduate Research

Welcome to the Office of Undergraduate Research!

The university’s mission is to provide quality education in order to prepare competitive employees for the increasingly demanding job market. ECSU understands that undergraduate research enhances students' oral, technical, analytical and writing skills. 


ECSU is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). CUR shares a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. CUR believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. CUR’s leadership works with agencies and foundations to enhance research opportunities for faculty and students. CUR provides support for faculty development.

Undergraduate research is defined as:  “An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline”.    http://www.cur.org

Undergraduate Research Resources 

State of North Carolina Undergraduate
Research and Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS)

National Council on Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Journals


For more information contact:
Dr. Margaret Young 
Director of Undergraduate Research
Associate Professor

Department of Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, and Health Professions
417 Jimmy R. Jenkins Science Center
Campus Box 930
Phone: (252) 335-3751 | Fax: (252) 335-3697
E-mail: mmyoung2@ecsu.edu