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Undergraduate Research Program

Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Program. The Undergraduate Research Program offers support for undergraduate students engaging in research and creative work, both inside and outside of class. As an undergraduate, you can greatly enhance your skills and values of knowledge collection, creation, presentation and publication.

Research, creative thinking and innovation are skill areas central to career preparation in the 21st century and for application to graduate school. They are skills at the heart of a liberal education.

Whatever your major, you can engage in a journey of exploration and discovery, innovation and creative expression. Browse through the contents of this website and learn about the different opportunities available.

Student Testimonials

"I think the program is a great way to prepare young scholars for the competition that will come to face them should they continue on to graduate school. The existence of such an office recognizes the importance of the undergraduate contribution to academia, and for this I am truly grateful."
- Dalia Abbas

"I was privileged enough to go to a selective social entrepreneurship conference at Northwestern University to present Heya, my student organization,  thanks to a research grant awarded to me by the Undergraduate Research Program. Travelling to Chicago for the Global Engagement Summit was definitely one of the highlights of my undergraduate career. Meeting and sharing ideas with social entrepreneurs from all over the world made me realize just how limitless the possibilities are for a country with critical thinkers and innovators. Because of this opportunity, the invaluable lectures, workshops and trainings I received will continue to help me grow as an entrepreneur and Heya as nationwide student initiative."
- Heba Hesham

"The Undergraduate Research Program has been a big step in AUCs quality of education as well as being a tread to higher and richer education both for the student for the AUC community as a whole. The program gave a chance for undergraduate students in different fields to expand their knowledge by conducting research in their fields. It also have encouraged many students  to start joining international conferences and competing in challenging competitions. Furthermore, the Undergraduate Research Program have helped my take an opportunity this summer that might change will enviably change my educational excellence. I am sure that his program will thrive in AUC, as there are many potential student researchers willing to take the challenge and make a contribution to their fields. Thus it is evident that such a program will certainly be a great asset to AUC undergraduate students and to the AUC community as a whole."
- Ramy ElAdli
EURECA: The Ninth Annual AUC Conference for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Entrepreneurship and Creative Achievement

April 27, 28 and 30, 2014, Moataz Al Alfi Hall
April 29, 2014, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room P071

For EURECA frequently asked questions, click here.
Join us in celebrating undergraduate research!

URJe: The Undergraduate Research Journal
Launching on April Wednesday, 30, 2014, 9:00am - 9:45am, Moataz Al Alfi Hall

EURECA Keynote Address
Karim-Yassin Göessinger, founding director, Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (CI-LAS)
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Moataz Al Alfi Hall

EURECA Campus Conversation: "Engaging Undergraduate Students in Sustainability Research"
Salah Arafa, professor, Department of Physics, AUC
Salah El Haggar, professor and chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, AUC
Richard Tutwiler, founding director, Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE)

Monday, April 28, 2014, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Moataz Al Alfi Hall

EURECA Literary Eve (Joint Event with Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Exhibition)
Reading of undergraduate students' literary works

Monday, April 28, 2014, AUC Library, Rare Books and Special Collections Library, Nadia Moustafa Lecture Room 3014

EURECA Performance: "A Historical Reenactment of Two 1920s Court Cases"
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:30 - 2:20 pm, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room P071

EURECA Campus Conversation: "Fostering Creative Thinking Across the Undergraduate Curriculum"
Hoda Mostafa, associate professor of practice, Center for Learning and Teaching, AUC
Fady Michel, visiting assistant professor, School of Sciences and Engineering, AUC
May Kaddah
Melanie Carter, poet and senior instructor, Department of Rhetoric and Composition, AUC

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Moataz Al Alfi Hall