Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience at Nebraska Big Questions, Bigger Possibilities

Summer 2022 and AY 22-23 Application Open until Feb. 15, 2022 

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Undergraduate research at UNL includes the arts, education, engineering, business, humanities, and the traditional sciences like chemistry, biology, and physics. Research projects range from studying switchgrass plants grown for biofuel to identifying and cataloging the poems of Walt Whitman, from exploring the effects of background noise on productivity to creating textiles made of corn. The UCARE program is supported by generous gifts from the Pepsi Quasi Endowment and Union Bank & Trust.

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UCARE summer program

A ten-week research opportunity (June-August).

Academic Year

UCARE academic year program

A research opportunity for the academic year (Sept – Apr).

Skill-Building Seminars

Skill-building seminars

Enhance your UCARE experience with development workshops

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Undergraduate Huskers represent Nebraska at international conference

Joining twelve institutions across five continents, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is now a participant of the International Conference on Undergraduate Research. ICUR was founded in 2013 between staff at Monash University and the University of Warwick, located in Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, with the goal to bring together partner institutions from across the globe and start conversations about student-led research.

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