There will be an informal INFO SESSION on Thursday, September 6th from 7-9pm in Clark 101 where students can learn more about our mission and meet current officers to hear about their experiences. Pizza will be provided!
URN is a special status organization (under the Office of Undergraduate Research) with the aim of empowering and enriching the undergraduate research community at UVA. URN Officers get the chance to actively develop programs that engage students and promote confluence across disciplines. More information on URN can be found at our website, uvaurn.org.
URN is divided into committees that each address a specific aspect of our mission:
> The Oculus Editorial Staff: The Oculus is a multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal, publishing papers from all fields of study, from music theory to linguistics to theoretical physics. As an editor, you would be responsible for reading these research papers, choosing the best papers for publication, and designing an annual print publication.
> Symposium Committee: Each spring, the Symposium committee is responsible for organizing the annual, multi-disciplinary URN research symposium. Committee members will contact potential participants and faculty judges, secure sponsorships, and select applicants.
> Outreach Committee: Outreach committee members serve as marketing "consultants" to the other committees, while also forming a cohesive identity as and reporting back to their own committee. We are looking for individuals with an interest in PR or marketing.
> Tech & Advising Committee: T&A operates at the intersection of URN's mission and technological innovation. T&A's work includes the design, construction, and maintenance of the URN website and the organization of advising and mentorship programs. Interest and skills in technology and web development is encouraged, but not required.
> Workshops & Networking Committee: The Workshops Committee designs and implements programs to equip students with skills and resources for the world of research, ranging from career-planning workshops to practical guidance on writing grants and interactions with primary literature,.
> Research & Scholarship Committee: The R&S committee is dedicated to spreading awareness about how to join the network of students conducting research around Grounds, and focuses on planning and executing a week of events each fall that highlight various aspects of research and scholarship currently occurring at the University.
> Graphic Designer (Special Position): As an organization that is going through some major changes, we're seeking to strengthen our marketing campaigns. If you're excited about Graphic Design, designing posters, logos, social media marketing materials, etc. could be a great way to build your portfolio and contribute to our mission on Grounds!