One of the distinguishing features of COPLAC colleges is their focus on undergraduate research. Small class size, close faculty-student interactions, and funded research opportunities allow top students to work alongside faculty mentors in significant research projects at all 26 member institutions. COPLAC now hosts a series of regional UR conferences for students at member campuses, and many of these same students go on to present their work at the annual meeting of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Metamorphosis is part of COPLAC’s effort to highlight some of the best recent work in undergraduate research. Each semester, faculty committees at member campuses select four outstanding projects for inclusion in Metamorphosis.
Spring 2014 Selected paper for publication in Metamorphosis
Old Growth Forest Management in the Pacific Northwest: How the Northern Spotted Owl Affected Policy Change
University of Mary Washington
Mentor(s): Dr. Dawn Bowen
Guidelines for formatting and submitting papers can be found here.
Please contact the COPLAC office for more information
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-258-7879)