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al·li·ance, n., A connection based on common interest
The Undergraduate Research Alliance represents a vehicle for the establishment and support of undergraduate research and inter-institutional undergraduate project teams. By joining the Alliance, faculty can provide their students with the opportunity to work with other undergraduates worldwide. Students can work with undergraduates from other institutions without the need to travel.
Beginning in 2004, a series of Birds-of-a-Feather sessions were held during the annual SIGGRAPH conference to identify the issues surrounding undergraduate research in computer graphics. in 2007, an initiative was established by the ACM/SIGGRAPH Education Committee to both foster and support original undergraduate research in computer graphics and related fields, with specific focus on inter-institutional project teams. The Alliance is the result of these efforts.
Individuals interested in joining the Alliance should contact its Director, Bill Joel (joelw at wcsu.edu).