BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 5, 2010 – Five Virginia Tech undergraduate students have been selected to be 2010-11 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Undergraduate Research Scholars.
The five students were selected from among approximately 40 applicants.
The ACC Undergraduate Research Scholarship program, coordinated by the Division of Undergraduate Education, recognizes highly talented undergraduate students who are pursuing ambitious and unique research projects. Students selected as ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars receive a $2,000 award that can be used as a stipend and/or direct support of research expenses such as supplies, travel, and the use of specialized research services.
“The ACC Research Scholars program gives us the opportunity to recognize talented undergraduates for taking their educational experience to the next level through undergraduate research,” said Diana Ridgwell, director of student development and the Undergraduate Research Institute in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and current chair of the ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars Awards committee.
The 2010-11 ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars are
Applications for the 2011-12 ACC Undergraduate Research Scholars will be accepted in January 2011. Information on the application process and deadlines will be announced through Virginia Tech News.
Learn more about undergraduate research opportunities at Virginia Tech online.
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