Undergraduate Research Club

The Undergraduate Research Club (URC) is a Registered Student Organization dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and creative activity at Kennesaw State University. Undergraduate Research ClubHere 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.


    • Date
    • September 16, 2021
      Clendenin 1009
      Introduction to the club and overview of the research teams
    • October 28, 2021
      Clendenin 1009 or virtually through MS Teams
      Writing an Effective Conference Abstract (presentation by Dr. Amy Buddie, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research)
    • November 11, 2021
      IRB 101 (presentation by Angela Bain, Director of the Human Subjects Office)
    • December 16, 2021
      Research Conversation with Dr. Ali Keyvanfar, Assistant Professor of Construction Management
    • January 27, 2022
      Academic Learning Center Room 3104
      Presentation by Dr. Brendan Callahan
    • February 24, 2022
      Academic Learning Center Room 3104
      Hear about a current research study and tips for conducting your own research
    • March 31, 2022
    • April 28, 2022
      University Rooms in the Student Center on the Kennesaw Campus
      Earth Day Celebration! Food and swag for all attendees.


  • Each year, the Undergraduate Research Club conducts team-based research projects that are decided upon by the membership at the beginning of the academic year. Each team is led by either an officer or member who has experience in undergraduate research. The projects are submitted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research each year and are presented at KSU's annual Symposium of Student Scholars.

    More information about the team-based URC research projects can be found here

    A quick guide to research, developed by URC officers, can be found here

    • Officially join the URC on Owl Life.
    • Connect with the Club in Microsoft Teams. This is where members communicate and meetings take place.
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Officers and Contact Information

General inquiries can be sent to urckennesaw@gmail.com.

    • Kadi Doumbia


      Hi! I’m Kadi Doumbia, and I’m a sophomore at Kennesaw State University pursuing a degree in Biology and a minor in French. This is my second year of being a member of the Undergraduate Research Club, and I’m very excited to be the president for the 2021-2022 school year. My current plan after graduation is to get accepted and attend a reputable medical school, which will overall help me achieve my dream of becoming a dermatologist.

      Outside of school, I enjoy going to the gym and hanging out with my friends. Being a part of URC has great benefits. For example, it is a fun and productive way to find your craft in research and meet new people from different backgrounds who share your same interests. Research is one of the most important parts of becoming a successful doctor, and URC will help me master the essential fundamentals of research and what it has to offer.

      If you have any questions about becoming a part of the Undergraduate Research Club or anything involving research, feel free to reach out to me or any of the other officers! We’d be more than happy to help :)

      • Rebecca Senft


        I am a biology major with a minor in chemistry. I joined URC in 2020 and participated in a project that focused on PPE waste's effects on Georgia's water systems, which was presented at NCUR 2021. My entire experience in URC helped me feel much more confident in my research and presentation abilities, and I am excited to get to help facilitate a similar experience for other undergraduates in the coming year.

        In the future, I hope to pursue a graduate degree, preferably at the doctoral level. When I'm not in class or studying, I enjoy hiking with my dog, working in my garden, and volunteering at my local cat shelter.

        • tyler_rohrig


          I am a Senior Public Health Education Major. I joined URC because I wanted to pursue a research project with my fellow peers about some of the health care disparities that we see and face within our country. URC will help me further my existing knowledge on research to help me when I hopefully transition into graduate school to be able to have the backing and prior knowledge to successfully make large research projects on health care disparities.

          • Sara Clement


            I am currently an architecture major with plans on minoring in psychology.  URC interested me because I wanted to learn more about research, and I now serve as secretary.  A few of my interests include anything related to being creative and self development.  After I receive my undergraduate degree I want to pursue a graduate degree in healthcare architecture where I can continue researching how space affects the human body and mind.   

            • caitlin_callahan


              I'm a psychology major with a minor in data science. I've done research since my first year in high school. Last spring, I participated in the Google Explore mentorship program. My team created a camera that could interpret sign language finger spelling and display the letter that was being spelled on a screen. In the future I hope to gain a graduate degree in data science and become a researcher! 

              • Amy Buddie


                I am the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Professor of Psychology. I have served as the faculty advisor for the Undergraduate Research Club since its inception in 2011. I have been the faculty mentor for several of the club's research projects. If you have any questions about anything related to undergraduate research, please do not hesitate to reach out!