Dean's Letter

charles tillbuergWelcome to the University of New England College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Undergraduate Research website!

Undergraduate research is the ideal complement to your education at UNE, providing you with the opportunity to seek the answers to questions posed in your classroom, your text books, or your own curiosity. Every student in the College of Arts and Sciences has the opportunity to engage in research.

Students from first semester freshmen to second semester seniors work with our faculty during the academic year, studying such diverse topics as chronic pain treatment in Spain, the growth rates of the Atlantic Sharpnose shark, and the impact of sexual assault on college women.

When the school year ends, some of our students are just getting started!  CAS sponsors competitive fellowships that provide stipends to students who work over the summer with faculty through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.  These students tackle topics ranging from the analysis of World War II letters to the investigation of community sustainability on the islands of Maine to the use of biological mosquito control methods around our campus. 

Our students frequently turn their work into scholarly articles, presentations, and manuscripts.  UNE students can present their work at two UNE symposia and a UNE-based international conference that draws students from throughout New England and the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

I hope you will pursue undergraduate research while you are here. I am happy to help you get there! 

Charles Tilburg, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences