UNC Pembroke and the Department of Biology offer a variety of programs that engage undergraduate students in scientific research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, undergraduate students may choose to do independent research (BIO 4990: Research in Biology). Paid research opportunities are available for qualified students through the RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) and the PURC (Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity) programs. Dr. Ben Bahr’s Alzheimer's Disease Research Lab works with the RISE Program and has several opportunities for undergraduate research. Students can apply for summer research internships (e.g., Research Experiences for Undergraduates) that are offered both in state and out of state. Many of these internships are paid and may cover travel and lodging for participating students. Please be aware that many of the off-campus internships have application deadlines that fall in January or February.

To learn more about opportunities for undergraduate and faculty research, click on the links below.