From biology labs to dance studios, undergraduate students at UNCG are participating in innovative, cutting-edge research.

The 10th annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo will be Tuesday, March 29, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in UNCG’s Elliott University Center (EUC). Free and open to the public, the expo will showcase 110 different research projects from 130 undergraduate students.

“The undergraduates that engage in research and/or creative inquiry are producing new understandings in their disciplines, while learning real skills that are transferable to many aspects of life beyond college,” said Lee Phillips, director of UNCG’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office.

“They learn how to ask important questions, solve problems, critically think about works others have produced and understand information from a variety of sources. They also learn how to communicate their findings to a wide audience. These students own a piece of their education that will help them succeed long after they graduate from UNCG,” he added.

In addition to talks, performances and poster presentations from the undergraduate researchers, playwright Jennifer Blackmer will deliver the plenary presentation, “The Gesture of Thinking: What the Sciences and Humanities can Learn from Performing Arts,” at noon in the EUC Auditorium. Blackmer is the 2015 winner of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for Emerging American Playwright. Her plays include “Human Terrain,” “Unraveled” and “Alias Grace.”