Western Undergraduate Research Council



WURC Mission Statement

The mission of the Western Undergraduate Research Council (WURC) is to raise the profile of both undergraduate and faculty scholarship at Western and to expand opportunities for undergraduate students in all academic disciplines to engage in original scholarship or creative work.

 WURC Objectives

WURC promotes active student and faculty scholarship by:

  • supporting the Celebration of Scholarship each semester
  • providing forums for faculty presentations of research and creative work
  • facilitating access to research opportunities and funding sources
  • hosting workshops and presentations on mentoring undergraduate research
  • informing our community of these activities

 WURC Members

  • Robin Bingham, Professor, Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Coordinator for Western Celebration of Scholarship
  • Robert Cohen, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics
  • Patrick Magee, Director, Thornton Undergraduate Research Program in Biology
  • David Marchetti, Associate Professor, Department of Natural and Environmental  Sciences
  • Michael Vieregge, Professor, Department of Business
  • Claudia Tomany, Professor, Associate VP for Academic Affairs