Undergraduate Research Club

URC LogoThe Undergraduate Research Club (URC) is a Registered Student Organization dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and creative activity at Kennesaw State University. Here are just a few things you can do as a member of the club:

  • Learn more about how to get started in undergraduate research, how to find a mentor, how to publish and present your results, and how to get funding for your project.
  • Help sponsor the Symposium of Student Scholars each year.
  • Conduct research as part of an interdisciplinary team.


Our mission is to promote an environment of undergraduate research on campus, to advance and disseminate the theory and practice of research, to provide members with opportunities for professional socialization in a research environment, to promote research that benefits the community, and to foster relationships among like-minded peers who are also interested in research. URC is open to all KSU students.

Officer Names and Emails

President, Tatiana Smithson - tsmithso@students.kennesaw.edu
Vice President, Sarai Bauguess - sbaugues@students.kennesaw.edu 
Treasurer, Emma Evans - eevans44@students.kennesaw.edu 
Secretary, Sharonjeet Kaur - skaur3@students.kennesaw.edu
Faculty Advisor, Dr. Amy Buddie - abuddie@kennesaw.edu

Undergraduate Research Club Committees

Symposium of Student Scholars Committee

  • Publicize the event
  • Put together the program
  • Set up the day before in the Convocation Center
  • Take photos during the event
  • Staff the registration table
  • Clean up after the event
  • Serve as moderators during oral presentation sessions (e.g., keep on time, introduce speakers)

Undergraduate Research Newsletter Committee

  • Working with the faculty advisor to find good stories
  • Interviewing people (current students, alumni, faculty mentors, etc.)
  • Writing stories for the newsletter
  • Learning to use InDesign to format the newsletter

Marketing Committee

  • Work to facilitate faculty mentors and undergraduate researchers working together at KSU
  • Increase student awareness of URC both on campus and online
  • Help with promotional materials for URC

Community Outreach Committee

  • Establish relationships with the community
  • Set up community service projects (school supply drive, Big Shanty Parade, conduct data analysis and reports for businesses and nonprofits, etc.) 

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