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In 2014, the University of North Georgia committed to increasing opportunity for student / faculty participation by investing in the High Impact Practice of Undergraduate Research. Simultaneously, faculty development, undergraduate research, academic engagement, grant development and nationally competitive scholarships were consolidated into the Office of Research and Engagement. The synergy formed by bridging the touch-points between students, faculty, administration, and external opportunity within ORE led to new opportunities for student engagement. Ignited by a $1.3M five-year UNG Presidential Incentive Awards program, UNG increased nationally competitive scholarship awards, student faculty research opportunities, and competitive external awards from $1M / yr to $6 M in FY’18. Join us as we discuss the hidden bridges that can be tapped within our institutions to bridge opportunities for STEM students.


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  • Subject
    • English

  • Department
    • Research and Engagement, Academic Affairs

  • Institution
    • Dahlonega

  • Event date
    • 15 November 2019

  • Date submitted

    19 July 2022

  • Keywords
  • Additional information
    • Author Biography:

      Corresponding/Presenting: Andy Novobilski, PhD Chief Research Officer and Associate Provost for Research and Engagement University of North Georgia Professor of Computer Science Contributing: Chaudron GIlle, PhD Interim Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs University of North Georgia Professor of Foreign Languages Anastasia Lin, PhD Assistant Vice President, Research and Engagement University of North Georgia Professor of English Mac McConnell, EdD Senior Vice President for Business and Finance University of North Georgia Higher Education Administration

      Title of Award Granted:

      Association of American Colleges & Universities Presentation

      Name of Institution that Granted the Award:

      Transforming STEM Undergraduate Education Conference, Boston, MA