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The Office of Undergraduate Research at Auburn University

What we do

The Office of Undergraduate Research serves as a clearinghouse to provide information about undergraduate research opportunities both on and off the Auburn University campus. The Office of Undergraduate Research functions under the auspices of the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development.

Who we are

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Dr. Lorraine Wolf is the Auburn University Director of Undergraduate Research and has served in the position since January 2011. In addition to serving as a facilitator of undergraduate research opportunities on the Auburn University campus, Dr. Wolf is a Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Science and Mathematics.

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Elise Mann is a senior pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in both Nutrition Sciences and Biomedical Sciences, concentrating in pre-medicine. She is an Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Department of Kinesiology under the direction of Dr. Heidi Kluess. Her research focuses on biomarkers in human blood. She is a Communications Assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research and serves in the Student Government Association as the President of the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors. Elise’s other on-campus involvement includes serving as Director of the Involvement Awards Banquet, she is an Honors College Ambassador, a Leadership Chair for her social sorority, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in the radiology department at East Alabama Medical Center and plans to attend medical school upon graduation.

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Alex McNair is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a transfer student from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before college, Alex served on active duty in the United States Navy for four years, completing four oversea deployments before transitioning to the Navy Reserves in order to enroll in school. He is currently a Cryptologic Technician in the Navy Reserve along with a Communications Assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research. Alex is a member of the Auburn Student Veteran's Association. In his spare time, Alex enjoys traveling with his wife and plans to seek a commission as a Navy Officer upon graduation. 

Last modified: October 20, 2017