Student Undergraduate Research Circle


The Student Research Circle is back! 

The SRC will be meeting on Wednesday, November 15th in Arts and Sciences 272. We hope to see you there!

What is the STudent research Circle, and who can participate? 

Undergraduate students from all disciplines--including the arts--are invited to participate in this group.  This is an informal, student-led group to discuss all aspects of undergraduate research including finding a mentor, getting funding, going to conferences, and navigating applications. Along with this, any faculty members who are interested in mentoring students through their research are welcome to join the discussion. 

This group aims to encourage freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to consider undergraduate research & creative endeavors opportunities, to bring freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors together to hear about research and presentation experiences from undergraduate researchers serving as peer mentors, to inspire other undergraduates to conduct scholarly endeavors and to present them at conferences and/or in journal publications, to welcome all disciplines to share scholarly ideas in a place where all voices are welcome, to cross-pollinate ideas by collaborating across disciplines, and to provide a place where faculty are observers and students can ask questions in order to find a faculty mentor for their future research and/or creative endeavors.

We hope to see you there!

The group is also looking for student leaders to help facilitate discussions and develop agendas.  For more information or to apply for leadership, please contact Dr. Tsu-Ming Chiang at 

2023-2024 Officers

Joel Saucedo and Alexandra Furney are leading the Student Research Circle through the 2023-2024 academic year. For more information on them and the other MURACE employees, click HERE to go to our Meet the Team page! 

Previous Officers
Emily Wyche, Chair Elect 2021/2022
Catherine Boyd, Chair  
Lillian Daniels, Vice Chair 2020/2021 

Inspiration for the circle and its grassroots beginnings

Cameron Skinner is the co-founder of the Student Research Circle. Cameron’s Inspiration for the focus of this Circle came from Ambassador Ramu Damodaran, Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement, United Nations Department of Public Information Outreach Division, and Chief of Academic Impact Initiative, United Nations’ NCUR Opening Remarks are found at NCUR at VIDEO. The group began with conversation with Dr. Sams, Faculty Coordinator for MURACE. A document with Cameron’s proposal was sent to Dr. Sewell, Director of CTL and to the Senior Associate Provost, Dr. Costas Spirou, and was approved by the Senior Associate Provost, Dr. Costas Spirou. Shae Latham, MURACE Intern, and Cameron Skinner began reaching out to GC students, the first meeting being held on September 10, 2018, Lead by Cameron Skinner in Atkinson Hall. After three successful meetings, the two leaders began planning for a "Research Roundup" that took place in early 2019. NOW, in spring 2023 the organization is growing, is under the umbrella of the GC Journeys Office with more and more new opportunities for ALL (undergraduates, faculty, and staff) to get involved to fulfill the Circle's mission. 

Previous Events

SRC Meeting September 9th, 2023

SRC 2023


Note: This organization is not a Registered Student Organization (RSO). It is lead by a group of students who have published and presented research or creative endeavors who are interested in helping other students do the same. The Faculty Mentors are Dr. Ania Rynarzewska and Dr. Hasitha Mahabaduge.