Undergraduate Research

This year, 48 JU students have been selected to travel to Atlanta to present 28 undergraduate research projects on:

  • the economic impact on airline delays
  • methods of finding cause of death in forensic pathology
  • an anti-oxidant enzyme analysis in the muscle of the Atlantic sharpnose shark

A donation of any size helps us offset the cost of registration and travel to Atlanta to present our research. All gifts are 100% tax deductible.

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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research (UGR) is student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship that produces, “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original or creative contribution to the discipline.” Undergraduate Research opportunities include projects in departmental honors, research intensive (RI) courses, and independent studies within RI courses.


Important Dates

November 30, 2019 Deadline for abstracts for FURC & NCUR

January 15, 2020 Deadline for abstracts for Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference

February 21-22, 2020 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) Conference

March 1, 2020 Deadline for JU Research Symposium abstracts

March 23-24, 2020 JU Research Symposium

March 25-28, 2020 Association of Southeastern Biologists Conference

March 26-28, 2020 National Council for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Conference

Upcoming Events

Meet the Team

Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser   Dr. Daniel Moseley

The Undergraduate Research Program has two co-directors, Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer-Fraser and Dr. Daniel Moseley. Both Dr. Bielmyer-Fraser and Dr. Moseley are respected scholars, actively involved in research and experiential learning. Dr. Bielmyer-Fraser is currently assessing water chemistry and metal pollution in the lower St. Johns River, as well as investigating stress physiology and metal toxicology in sharks. Dr. Moseley has been involved in interdisciplinary research with faculty from computer science on the intersection of data science and cybersecurity and with students and colleagues in the mathematics department on educational research.