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Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activities Center

Established to promote undergraduate research and creative activity across Wake Forest University, the URECA Center fosters and facilitates collaboration between undergraduates and faculty and provides venues for presenting undergraduate scholarly activities.   Examples of our activities include the following:

  • Provide summer stipends and housing to students engaged in scholarly and creative activities with WFU faculty mentors
  • Encourage and celebrate faculty as they mentor and develop collaborative, professional relationships with undergraduates
  • Organize campus-wide activities to showcase undergraduate research and creative work, including the annual Research Day presentations held during family weekend
  • Notify undergraduates and faculty of internal and external funding opportunities
  • Promote and support participation at professional meetings by student researchers and their faculty mentors, including national and regional disciplinary conferences, as well as organizing and mentoring groups of WFU undergraduates who attend such meetings as the ACC Meeting of the Minds and State of North Carolina’s Conference Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium
  • Offer practical and pedagogical workshops and discussions for both undergraduates and faculty on the importance of undergraduate research practices
  • Provide opportunities for professional development and social interaction between undergraduates and faculty throughout the year
  • Develop and employ assessment tools that measure and track outcomes of undergraduate mentored scholarly and creative activities

Mentoring undergraduates