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Undergraduate Research Week

On November 16, 2010 the House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011 as "Undergraduate Research Week". To view the homepage for this week, please visit http://www.cur.org/urw.html

Campus and Local Events

To submit your event, please send a two or three sentence statement of the event(s), your campus logo, a link to the press release and/or website, and/or a photograph to robin@cur.org.

Buffalo State College
California State University - Channel Islands
Carthage College
Case Western Reserve University
Center for Social and Cultural Research at Radford University
Central Wyoming College
Central State University
Colorado State University
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference
Higher Education Council of Berks County
Hope College
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Keene State College
Kennesaw State University
Lasell College
Lebanon Valley College
Manhattanville College
Marywood University
Middlebury College
Monmouth University
Mount Aloysius College
Nicholls State University
North Carolina State University
North Hennepin Community College
Northland College
Occidental College
Penn State Brandywine
Rockhurst University
Sacred Heart University
Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
St. John's University
Stony Brook University
SUNY Oneonta
Truman State University
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Arizona
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Maine
University of Mary Washington
University of Missouri
University of North Carolina System
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of North Texas
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
University of the Sciences
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Ursinus College
Utah State University
Whitman College
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Winona State University
Winston Salem State University
Wright State University
Zayed University

Buffalo State College

This year, the Undergraduate Research Office will host its 13th annual Student Research and Creativity Celebration on April 29 and 30, showcasing the scholarly and creative accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate students from across the academic disciplines. Download schedule of events and activities (PDF).

On April 25, Buffalo State will announce the recipients of this year’s Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships. Established in 1999, these fellowships provide funding and support to allow undergraduate students and their faculty mentors to engage in eight weeks of original, full-time research, scholarly, or creative activities during the summer months. The fellowship program provides both a student and a faculty stipend, as well as a modest budget for travel, supplies, or equipment.

California State University - Channel Islands

In observance of National Undergraduate Research Week, April 11-15, Cal State Channel Islands is offering daily student research oral presentations, student research poster presentations, and faculty advertisements for research projects that involve students. A student-faculty coffee hour on April 13 will provide an opportunity for students to meet faculty interested in mentoring student research. In addition, on April 16, CI will host a Cal State system-wide workshop on undergraduate research.

Carthage College

This year Carthage College hosted the first Celebration of Scholars program.

Establishment of "Celebration of Scholars: Exposition of Student and Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creativity" was spearheaded by Julio Rivera, Provost of the College, and a six-member faculty committee.

For more information, please visit: http://www.carthage.edu/celebration-scholars

Case Western Reserve University

  • Department of Dance: Senior capstone dance performance on April 14 & 15 at 8pm and April 16 at 7 and 8:30p.m.
  • Department of English: Creative reading in conjunction with the launch of the new issue of Case Reserve Review.
  • SOURCE (Support of Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavor): SOURCE will host Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Sessions featuring student research and creative projects from across the University of Friday, April 15.

Please view the news release.

Center for Social and Cultural Research at Radford University

In conjunction with National Undergraduate Research Week, the Center for Social and Cultural Research is hosting its first annual research celebration and open house for students to learn, share, and engage with a community of scholars. Learn how collaborative research with faculty would hone your skills, serve communities, and expand your employment opportunities. Make connections to participate in future projects.

Central State University

Research and Scholarly Activities Day at CSU will celebrate research and scholarly activities that occurred from January 2010 through December 2010. The occasion will feature oral and poster presentations by CSU students, faculty and staff. We will highlight ongoing or accomplished efforts across the entire campus. As a small liberal arts teaching institution, Central State has limited opportunities for our students to conduct research. Research and Scholarly Activities day showcases the effort of our faculty, staff and students to learn through discovery, inquiry and innovation.

The morning plenary session will feature a panel discussion about the impact of undergraduate research at CSU including a question and answer session. After the opening session, we will breakout into three concurrent sessions. The session topics are :

1. Undergraduate Student Research and Scholarly Works: This session will feature presentations by CSU students who have conducted research. The students will present their findings and share their experiences.

2. Public Service: This session will feature faculty and staff who have provided services to the local communities such as academic and career counseling, mentoring and other volunteer services.

3. Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities: This session will feature presentations by CSU Faculty who have conducted research. Faculty will present their findings and share their experiences.

After the concurrent sessions, there will be a poster display session where faculty, staff and students will display posters.

Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College faculty members who have students conducting research projects discuss the student opportunities during a Wednesday, April 13 colloquium.  The presentation, which is being held during “Undergraduate Research Week,” is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in room 129 of the Classroom Wing. The colloquium is open to the public. Professors Todd Guenther, Steve McAllister and Suki Smaglik, along with some of their student researchers, discuss their ongoing research projects.

Colorado State University

Colorado State University

Cameron CarterPictured at Right is CSU Student, Cameron Carter at the 2010 Symposium.

Below is a list of the activities at Colorado State University as part of the Undergraduate Research Week:

  1. Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity Poster Symposium at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO (includes Colorado State University and University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  2. Undergraduate Art Exhibition at the Curfman Art Gallery in Fort Collins, CO
  3. Undergraduate Fashion Design Show, Fort Collins, CO
  4. Undergraduate Service Learning Poster Session at Colorado State University
  5. Undergraduate Research Awards Ceremony with Keynote Address by former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter at Colorado State University

Georgia Southern University

Undergraduate research is an essential component of the learning experience at Georgia Southern University, making our students more competitive and helping the University advance its scholarly reputation. Activities include:

  • Mu Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society - Annual Research Day, April 11
  • COST Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 12
  • Phi Kappa Pi Research Symposium, April 13
  • Honors Research Symposium, April 20

For more information on undergraduate research, visit http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/research/undergrad/index.php

Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference

Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference The Annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology (GURP) Conference is a day-long conference that is completely devoted to undergraduate and high school research. The event is hosted by the Psychology Department at Kennesaw State University. This year our 10th annual conference held on April 2, 2011 welcomed 140 participants from five states. Nineteen papers and 61 posters were presented. http://www.kennesaw.edu/gurp/

Higher Education Council of Berks County

The Higher Education Council of Berks County (HECBC) will hold its Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference at Alvernia University on Saturday, April 9, 2011. The Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference is an opportunity for undergraduate students to share their research and creativity with each other and the community. This year’s event is the 12th annual conference sponsored by the HECBC which comprises Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania State University (Berks), and Reading Area Community College. Presentation opportunities include paper presentations, posters, visual art work (art, cinema, technology) and performance (original and interpretive pieces).

Conference information can be found at http://www.alvernia.edu/hecbc/index.html.

Hope College

Hope College is excited to celebrate the one of the most essential aspects of our educational mission – undergraduate research. From April 11-15 we are taking part in “Undergraduate Research Week” culminating in our annual college’s signature emphasis on collaborative faculty-student research and creative performance.

Throughout the week the addresses, performances and special presentations, ranging across the academic spectrum, will offer engaging insight into the significant work being done at the college and the transformative difference that the process makes in the lives of our students.

More details are available at http://hope.edu/resources/naturweek/Home.htm

Juniata College

Juniata College is honoring its commitment to research by scheduling its Liberal Arts Symposium, a day off from classes where more than 180 students present their research projects, on April 14.

The Juniata Liberal Arts Symposium, first staged in 2006, brings together students from almost all academic disciplines to present their research projects to panels of moderators. Oral and poster presentations will run from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in buildings across the campus, including Brumbaugh Academic Center, the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Founders Hall and the von Liebig Center for Science.

Regular classes will be cancelled for the day, allowing all rooms to be available for presentations and frees volunteer students and faculty to act as moderators.

Exhibitions by students in the visual arts and performing arts are planning programs as well. There will be a selective exhibition of fine art projects on display in the lobby of the Suzanne von Liebig Theatre in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts during the day. As part of the symposium, a play written by Juniata students based on their interviews called "Death: A Comedy with Music," will run from April 13-16 at the von Liebig Theatre.

In an event off campus, a Juniata College senior, Katrina Shughrue, from New Freedom, Pa., will present her own research April 13 at a CUR-sponsored event, "Posters on the Hill" at the Rayburn Office Building in Washington, D.C. She also presented her research at a CUR meeting at the Library of Congress in October 2010.

Shughrue's work focuses on using LIBS (Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) to analyze columbite and tantalite, two minerals important in the consumer electronics industry that are found in abundance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Sales of these minerals and others, called "conflict minerals," have been used to promote armed conflict, human rights abuses and sexual violence in the Congo and other countries.

Please view the press release.

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College has several events that highlight and celebrate the research work done by our math and natural sciences students, especially those who have finished their Senior Individualized Projects (SIP) during National Undergraduate Research Week.

The Physics, Math, Computer Science, and Complex Systems “SIP Fest” takes place Wed., April 13, from 4-6:15pm in Olds-Upton Science Hall, Rooms 207 and 316.

Science students who have presented their research results at national scientific meetings will display their posters on Thu., April 14, 11:30–12:30pm in the Dow Science Center. Kalamazoo students have participated in national meetings of American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, and American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Senior chemistry majors will deliver oral presentations during the annual Chemistry Department SIP Symposium, Fri., April 15, 4–6pm; and Sat., April 16, 9am–12:20pm in Dow, Room 226.

The Biology Department celebrates biology SIPs during the annual Diebold Symposium April 28-30, beginning at 4pm each day in Dow 226. The Diebold, features oral and poster presentations and a keynote address by Dr. Brian Freeman from the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Keene State College

  • Academic Excellence Conference: http://www.keene.edu/academics/aec/ On Saturday, April 2nd Keene State College held its 11th annual Academic Excellence Conference, a shared commitment between Academic and Student Affairs in support of student academic enhancement and success. This event brings together student scholars and their families, faculty and staff mentors, other members of the KSC community, area legislators, university trustees, and members of the Keene community in celebration of academic research and other forms of scholarship.
  • Troy Sand-Dam Redevelopment/Community-Based Research Showcase On April 22nd and April 27th respectively, student teams from Geography, Architecture, and Health Sciences here at Keene State will present the preliminary results of their research in the redevelopment of a recreational area in a local town: Troy, NH. The April 22nd event will take place from 2-4 p.m. on the campus of Keene State College, and the April 27th event will occur from 7-8:30 p.m. in the library in the town of Troy.
  • Communicorps Program Presentations Late April, 2011: For 19 years, students from Keene State College's Communicorps class have solved design problems for community organizations in the Monadnock region. This required course in the architecture program emphasizes a team approach to solving complex architectural problems, giving sophomore and junior students valuable experience with real-life architectural challenges. At this event, student teams and community members come together one last time, and our students present their research to their community mentors.

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw State University is proud to host the 16th Annual Symposium of Student Scholars on Tuesday April 26, 2011. Over 100 students from departments all across campus will present their work orally and in poster format. In addition, all students who have conducted undergraduate research during the past year will be recognized with a certificate. For more information, see http://www.kennesaw.edu/cetl/symposium/

Lasell College

In celebration of Undergraduate Research Week at Lasell College, the newly launched Research Across the Curriculum (RAC) program will co-host an Open House on April 14th with the Psychology Club. Several students from different disciplines will talk about their recent research experiences through the RAC program. Faculty will offer their views on the value of student research along with describing opportunities for students to get involved in research through various RAC programs (intensive research courses, independent projects, research assistantships, and course research-linked credits). The RAC program was made possible through a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation. The Open House Program includes:

  • An Overview Research Across the Curriculum (RAC)Program
  • Being a Member of a Psychology Research Team
  • Research in Science and Environmental Studies
  • Research is ALL across the Curriculum: Research in Fashion
  • Your Research Portfolio: Internships, Jobs and Graduate School
  • Viewing of Student Research Posters and Reception

Lebanon Valley College

From April 25 – April 28, Lebanon Valley College will showcase the scholarly, scientific and creative accomplishments of our undergraduate students.  Students will be conducting poster presentations in physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, sociology and business.  Art and Digital Communications majors will exhibit their work, and English majors will participate in a poetry reading and a digital narrative presentation.  Religion, philosophy, history and political science majors will present papers, and our music students will perform in their spring recitals. 

This celebration concludes with the annual awards ceremony and awards dinner, where students who have been selected by their faculty will be publicly recognized for their superior work.

Lebanon Valley College is a small college, but its students produce big results.  A “Celebration of Student Learning” gives our undergraduates a chance to present their work, while exposing others to the noteworthy accomplishments of students from various disciplines.  The events are also a tribute to a dedicated faculty who nurtured the intellectual and artistic development of our students.

Manhattanville College

On Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 2011, Manhattanville College will host the first annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair. Inspired by the Council on Undergraduate Research’s designation of the week of April 11 as “Undergraduate Research Week,” the Castle Scholars Honors Program decided to enlarge its existing Student Symposium into an event open to the entire community. Faculty members were solicited for nominations, and the final program includes 12 students presenting papers or giving short performances, with topics ranging from biology to international studies and the performance and discussion of a new musical composition. In addition, 11 other students will participate in a poster and fine art presentation session in the lobby of the Berman Students’ Center, and six students will participate in an ePortfolio Showcase. At the conclusion of the event, the College will hold its annual Undergraduate Academic Awards ceremony.

Marywood University

Marywood University will celebrate National Undergraduate Research Week by hosting its 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum on April 13, 2011.  This event highlights the research projects and papers from students of varying disciplines as conducted throughout the year.
The poster session, scheduled for 10:00am to 12:00 noon in the Rotunda of the Liberal Arts Center, will include students from the Departments of Biology, Education, Math, Psychology, Art, and Communication Sciences and Disorders.  In addition, students from Math, Social Science, English, Art, and Music will present research papers from 3:00 to 5:00pm in Room 117 of the Liberal Arts Center. This year's forum includes 35 projects and papers presented by 65 students. 
For more information regarding undergraduate research at Marywood University, please contact the Office of Honors and FellowshipsMarywood is proud to be a member of Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) since 2008.

Middlebury College

Middlebury's Annual Spring Student Symposium, an event designed to showcase and applaud the undergraduate research and creative efforts of our student body will be Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, 2011. We are delighted to welcome all members of the Middlebury community, guests, and the public to the Symposium which will open with a keynote speaker, Brad Corrigan '96, at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Mahaney Center for the Fine Arts Concert Hall. The Keynote will be followed by two sessions of student presentations in Mahaney.

The Symposium continues on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome in McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall, followed by concurrent poster and oral presentations in Bi Hall and architecture and arts displays in Johnson. The day continues with all three activities until 5:00 p.m. when there is a reception in the Great Hall. Evening performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Mahaney to conclude the Event.

Refreshments will be available throughout the Symposium. Please join us for a day of inquiry and celebration! For information about the schedule for this year's program, please visit go.middlebury.edu/sym

http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/uro/symposium

Monmouth University

Monmouth University’s School of Science is pleased to announce that it will hold its 10th annual Student Research Conference on Friday, April 15, in Wilson Hall from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. during Undergraduate Research Week. The conference highlights the results of applied research, independent study, and thesis projects being conducted by undergraduate and graduate students in the departments of biology; chemistry, medical technology and physics; computer science and software engineering; and mathematics. The conference gives students the opportunity to present their work via poster presentations to their peers, interested faculty members, friends, and family. Sixty-four students will present research on a total of 18 projects, covering a variety of topics including marine life, beach nourishment, regenerative stem cell therapy in dogs, male infertility, metal-catalyzed reactions, and a statistical analysis of adolescent reading in text and digital environments. A reception will be held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the conference in the Varsity Club at the MAC at 5 p.m. Alumni from the School of Science will be present to speak with current students about the impact their undergraduate research experience had on their careers. In addition, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research will be presented at the reception.

Mount Aloysius College

Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA, will hold the 6th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Tuesday April 19, 2011.  More than 100 posters in 8 categories are entered for judging for cash prizes.  More information can be found at http://www.mtaloy.edu/academics/research/.

Nicholls State University

Sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Nicholls State University's sixth annual Research Week was held March 28 through April 1, 2011. Events highlighted the diversity of research at Nicholls with the Brown Bag Faculty Speaker Series as well as a student poster competition, culminating with receptions and award ceremonies for faculty and students. Participating colleges included the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Nursing and Allied Health, University College, College of Education and John Folse Culinary Institute.

Please view the press release: "Nicholls students excel at annual competition"

North Carolina State University

1. North Carolina State University will hold its 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 12. Over 200 students are registered to present in all disciplines.

2. The 17 Universities of North Carolina will each send 4-6 students to present a poster of their research to the NC Legislature on April 13.

3. The Atlantic Coast Conference's 6th Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference will be held at the University of Miami; each of the 12 ACC schools will send 4-8 student presenters that cross all disciplines.

North Hennepin Community College

North Hennepin Community College will host the 78th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Academy of Science and 23rd Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 16, 2011.

http://www.mnacadsci.org/AnnualMtg/amHome.asp

This is the first time that a two-year college has been invited to host the largest undergraduate research conference in Minnesota.  In the past three years, North Hennepin Community College has sent more students and faculty to the Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium than all but one of the universities in the state.  Since 2008, fifty-two science students have engaged in on-campus research at North Hennepin Community College, resulting in 56 presentations at 16 conferences in 6 states.

Northland College

At left, Derek Ogle, professor of mathematics and natural resources, asks a questions about a project during a public display of student research at Northland College on Thursday, April 7.

At right, Northland College student Travis Moore discusses a student research project with fellow student Francesca Pascale during a public display of student research at Northland College on Thursday, April 7.

Occidental College

Occidental College will celebrate National Undergraduate Research Week with a selection of posters prepared for the 2010 Summer Research Program Conference on Aug. 4, 2010, the Research Abroad Program Conference on Oct. 26, 10`0, and for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2011 at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.  Posters will be on view in Samuelson Pavilion, April 11-14.

For more information about research at Occidental, please visit http://departments.oxy.edu/urc.

Penn State Brandywine

Please watch a video that Penn State Brandywine put together in honor of Undergraduate Research Week: http://www.youtube.com/psubrandywinehonors#p/u/6/z7pUGbs3U5M

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University holds an annual Festival of Student Achievement in April to recognize students’ accomplishments in academic research, performance, art, athletics and leadership. Details on the festival are at http://www.rockhurst.edu/studentlife/activities/leadership
festival.asp
. To honor the national designation of “Undergraduate Research Week,” the Rockhurst University faculty senate decided to name the entire month of April “Student Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Month.” To celebrate, the Rockhurst University campus is featuring:

  • Poster presentations of scholarly projects;
  • Art exhibition and live performances;
  • A Rockhurst Outstanding Research Seminar on “Using Computer Modeling to Design Novel Conducting Polymers” by Joseph Varberg;
  • A Rockhurst Outstanding Research Seminar on “Gender and Educational Policies in Taiwan” by Elaine Chen;
  • Science Friday jigsaw puzzle and Frisbee competitions; and
  • Training opportunities for faculty focused on undergraduate research and creative performance as learning tools.

More information at: http://www.rockhurst.edu/news/events/researchmonth.asp

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University will host the Twelfth Annual College of Arts and Sciences - Undergraduate Research Poster and Showcase Session on Friday, April 29th, 2011, from 12:15 – 3:15pm. Some of the entries will be judged, and certificates awarded. This is an event where the students of the College of Arts and Sciences present the results of their research projects to the greater University community. The research projects have been performed either inside or outside the classroom, under the supervision of faculty mentors, who have shared their time and expertise to guide and encourage the students along their respective research paths. Undergraduate research provides the students with a capstone educational experience that fosters critical thinking skills in devising a research plan, discipline in executing the plan, and care in analyzing the results of the plan. For most of the students, it is the experience of the research itself and not the particular results of their project that will enrich their professional lives. The combination of the theoretical knowledge obtained in the classroom with supervised, hands-on experiences will enhance the students’ education and better prepare them to enter top graduate schools or workplaces.

The website will be available shortly after the event. For last year Undergraduate Research Poster and Showcase Session, please visit: http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/32791_2010_undergraduate_poster_session.cfm

In addition, Sacred Heart University hosted the 65th Eastern Colleges Science Conference on April 2nd, 2011. The event program included platform presentations and poster presentations from undergraduate students from numerous colleges and universities including Sacred Heart University. Link: http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/33910_eastern_colleges_science_conference_2011.cfm

Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University recently hosted the 2011 Sigma Xi Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT), to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science. Organized by a team of undergraduate researchers led by Yan Leyfman, Director of the 2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium, with guidance from the Office of the Vice President for Research at Stony Brook, and the Office of the Dean of Students, this Stony Brook event was an unmitigated success by all accounts.  

To access a story on Yan Leyfman (pictured at right) and his research, please visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/25/nyreg
ion/chernobyl-radiation-victim-at-stony-brook-sets-cancer-cure-as-goal.html

For more information, visit http://commcgi.cc.stonybrook.edu/am2/publ
ish/General_University_News_2/2011_Sigma
XI_Northeastern_Research_Symosium_At_Sto
ny_Brook_University_A_Success.shtml
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The 10th annual Undergraduate Research Forum at Southern Illinois University was held on April 11, 2011 in conjunction with National Undergraduate Research Week and Undergraduate Research Week in Carbondale, Illinois.  Undergraduates who have conducted an original research, scholarly, or creative project under the guidance of a faculty mentor were invited to display an informational poster at the forum's poster session.  This year, 75 projects were presented, involving 88 undergraduates and 70 faculty mentors.  All colleges on our campus were represented.  29 faculty and staff judges evaluated the presentations and prizes were awarded for the top posters.  For more information, visit http://www.reach.siuc.edu/forum.html.

All participating students were also invited to display their posters at the Research Town Meeting.  Faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students presented their research, creative and scholarly projects at this campus-wide event held on April 12, 2011.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Southwestern Oklahoma State University will be promoting Undergraduate Research Week as well as hosting our premier research event: the 18th Annual SWOSU Research and Scholarly Activity Fair.  The fair will be held April 12, 2011 in Weatherford, OK.  This event will showcase the research accomplishments of SWOSU undergraduate students and their mentors. Eighty-five campus-wide projects with over 140 students and faculty making contributions to these works will be presented at poster and podium sessions to run concurrently.  Represented disciplines for the 2011 Fair include Allied Health, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Music, Pharmacy, Physics, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Technology.

Link to Press Release
http://www.swosu.edu/news/releases/2011/2011-03-23a.asp

For pictures of SWOSU Undergraduate Research Students and online research posters
Please visit: 
http://www.swosu.edu/administration/osp/index.asp

St. John's University

St. John's University

St. John's University’s Annual Student Research Week 2011 will be held April 13 – 19. This is a platform for students to present their works of academic research and scholarship. Events are not limited to the sciences or the traditional interpretation of the word “Research.” We will have a number of venues to enable students in any discipline to display professional level scholarship or academic research. 

Events include:

  • Poster Presentation
  • Oral (Lecture Style) Presentation
  • Panel Discussion Roundtable
  • Fine Arts Exhibit
  • Documentary and Film Showing in the Little Theatre
  • Performance
Further inquiries can be directed to studentresearch@stjohns.edu

Stony Brook University

On Saturday, April 9, 2011 the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Stony Brook University will host the 2011 Sigma XI Northeastern Research Symposium at the Stony Brook University Center of Excellence for Information & Wireless Technology (CEWIT) to showcase the work of top undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from across the country in various fields of science.

SUNY Oneonta

CELEBRATION OF STUDENT RESEARCH AT SUNY ONEONTA

Cameron Carter

State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher will be among the attendees at SUNY College at Oneonta’s 2011 Student Research Day on Thursday, April 14, which will feature 100 student research and creative activity projects, with more than 200 student participants and 50 faculty mentors. This year, the College at Oneonta Foundation is sponsoring cash awards for ‘best in show’ projects presented at Student Research Day in the categories of STEM (science, technology, engineering & math), humanities and the arts, and social and behavioral sciences. Dr Mitchell Olman, a 1978 graduate of SUNY Oneonta, will deliver the Keynote Address, “From Horseshoes to Humans: Coagulation is Linked to Fibrosis.” Dr. Olman is a biomedical researcher specializing in biopathology at the Cleveland Clinic.

According to SUNY Oneonta President Nancy Kleniewski, the increasing popularity of Student Research Day demonstrates the college's commitment to teaching and learning. "This event is especially vital because it reveals our core identity as an institution," she said. "It's a point of pride for our students to formally present their scholarly work, which is substantial, and we're equally proud of what each of them has achieved."
Additional information about SUNY Oneonta's 2011 Student Research Day and its schedule can be found at http://www.oneonta.edu/a/srd/.

Truman State University

On Tuesday, April 12, 2011 , Truman State University will hold its 24th annual Student Research Conference, which will feature a broad spectrum of presentations by students from all academic disciplines. The day will be a University-wide celebration of undergraduate and graduate research, scholarship, and creative achievement. This year’s Conference will feature more than 280 presentations delivered by 370 student authors who are mentored by 125 faculty. Students will present their scholarly work in a range of presentation types, including Oral Papers, Posters, Performing Arts, and Studio Arts.

University of Alaska Anchorage

The University Honors College, University of Alaska Anchorage hosts its Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium from April 11, 2011 to April 22, 2011. The Symposium celebrates the scholarly achievements of undergraduate students and their faculty mentors and provides a public venue for students in disciplines across all the schools and colleges to present and display their research and creative work to the university and to the community. 2011 featured events include the Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony, two keynote speakers, and poster and project presentations from 48 students in a broad variety of disciplines.

At right, please see an April 2011 photo of U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski reviewing the undergraduate research project of UAA Honors College student Brian Quinlan.

Symposium details are http://www.math.uaa.alaska.edu/~afkjm/symposium2011/

In recognition that "undergraduate research and faculty mentoring drive student success, and their research, academic achievements, and career choices further enrich the future of our great state," Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has issued a proclamation designating the week of April 11, 2011, as "Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week." http://gov.alaska.gov/parnell/press-room/full-proclamation.html?pr=5673

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona, has had strong undergraduate research programs (such as the Undergraduate Biology Research Program and the NASA Space Grant Internship Program as well as many other smaller programs) for over twenty years.  Undergraduate research has become part of the culture here.  Events such as poster sessions; workshops, panel discussions, speakers, etc, happen on a continual basis throughout the year.  To highlight undergraduate research at the University of Arizona, the UA News has published two articles highlighting the work of our undergraduates. 

http://www.uanews.org/node/39118

http://www.uanews.org/node/38982

University of Cincinnati


The University of Cincinnati will host a series of information sessions, demonstrations and tours across campus to highlight the breadth of undergraduate research opportunities for UC students. An opening session Tuesday, April 12, will provide an overview of undergraduate research at UC and outline the week’s events. General information and poster sessions, along with laboratory/facility tours and demonstrations will follow on Wednesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 14. For more details, visit  http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=13418

University of Dayton

The University of Dayton's annual Stander Symposium, celebrating undergraduate research, is on April 13, 2011.  The abstract book is available online at http://issuu.com/udstander/docs/2011_abstract.

University of Maine

The Center for Undergraduate Research at the Univerisity of Maine celebrates undregraduate research with its annual Undergraduate Research & Academic Showcase, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. This full day affair features students from across campus presenting their works as posters, oral presentations, exhibits and performances.

University of Mary Washington

Ninety-seven student researcher teams, across 28 areas of study, sponsored by 56 different faculty members, will present research results.  Over 30 students will offer poster sessions of their research findings in the Great Hall.  And the work of more than 67 student researchers will be presented orally among 19 sessions in Woodard, Combs, and Melchers Hall throughout the day, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Research and Creativity Symposium is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Its purpose is to showcase investigative and creative partnerships and to celebrate the scholarly endeavors of our academic community.  View the abstract booklet and schedule of events online at: http://www.umw.edu/rcd

University of Missouri

The University of Missouri is proud to join in celebrating National Undergraduate Research Week. MU has events scheduled on campus for the week of April 11-15, highlighting Undergraduate Research and the accomplishments of Mizzou’s undergraduate researchers. Among the events planned on the MU campus celebrating Undergraduate Research Week is a presentation on “How to Make a Research Poster.” Also, Missouri’s Office of Undergraduate Research, the MU Fellowships Office and the Missouri Graduate School will co-sponsor an informational session for juniors on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. There will be a presentation on “Getting Started in Undergraduate Research” aimed at all freshmen and sophomores as well. In addition, University Chancellor Brady J. Deaton will host an open house at his residence for undergraduates who will be presenting their research later this month, giving students an opportunity to visit with Chancellor Deaton and campus administrators. Also, James Pflug will represent Missouri at the 15th annual CUR Posters on the Hill on April 13, marking the fifth-straight year in which MU has had a representative at the event. Pflug, a native of Seneca, Mo., is one of 74 undergraduate researchers selected from more than 700 applicants across the country to attend Posters on the Hill.

For more information, please visit: http://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/index.php

University of North Carolina

Sixty students from the University of North Carolina, a public multi-campus system of 16 universities and one residential high school for gifted students, will present their original research and creative works to state legislators at Research in the Capital on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.  At this biennial event, legislators hear directly from undergraduate students about how their research experiences are addressing issues of primary concern to the state, including human and animal health, the environment, and K-12 education.

For more information, please visit: http://www.northcarolina.edu/research/campus/undergrad/
Activities/research_in_the_capital_2011.htm

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The Office for Undergraduate Research(OUR)  has invited the entire campus to “join the conversation” during National Undergraduate Research week.  OUR Ambassadors are visiting research-exposure courses to tell their peers how they can become Carolina Research Scholars.  The 12th Annual Celebration for Undergraduate Research will occur in the Student Union on April 11.  Carolina students will also be travelling to the state legislature to present their work at the system-wide “Research in the Capital” symposium on April 13.  Please visit www.unc.edu/depts/our for details.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

On April 13, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke - Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center hosted its Fifth Annual PURC Symposium, a campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research and creative endeavors.  This year’s PURCS included 94 presentations by 128 students mentored by 46 faculty members, representing 12 academic departments.  On the same day, four UNCP students represented the university with poster presentations at the Research in the Capital, a biennial event held in the State Legislative Building that is designed to showcase student scholarship for our governing representatives.

 

University of North Carolina - Wilmington

At UNC Wilmington in Wilmington, North Carolina, the 6th annual UNCW Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity will be held on campus in the Randall Library from April 18 to May 2.  Over 100 posters describing innovative student-faculty research will be on display after a formal reception on April 19.  This event showcases student applied learning in all departments on campus, featuring a health science tract.  The event is sponsored by CSURF (Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships www.uncw.edu/csurf ) and the Honors Scholars Program, with co-sponsors Randall Library and the UNCW Office of Research.

Also at UNCW:  The 19th Annual Nursing Research Day will be held April 14-15, 2011 in McNeill Hall, the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s new nursing building. The event is jointly sponsored by the Nu Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, UNC Wilmington and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This year’s keynote speaker is Ann Quinlan-Colwell, RN, Ph.D., and pain management clinical nurse specialist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, who will discuss “The Promotion of a Welcoming Environment: The Nurse’s Role.”

University of North Texas

University Scholars Day will be held at the University of North Texas on April 14, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Gateway Center. All undergraduate students at the University of North Texas who have conducted research under the supervision of a faculty mentor may participate. This year, the Office of Research and Economic Development is providing cash awards of up to $500 for outstanding papers and posters with optional travel grants to encourage awardees to present their research at regional or national conferences. Awards will be made within the categories of (1) Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering; (2) the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Merchandising and Hospitality Management; and (3) the Arts and Humanities.

Please visit http://honors.unt.edu/university-scholars-day for more information.

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

More than 30 students will present papers and research ranging from the potential of certain microbes to the thrift shop culture at Honors Day. 

The event will be held from 1 to 4:15 p.m. April 15 in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Student talks will take place from 1 to 4:15 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room and Commons 218. From 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., students will display posters of their research in Dining Rooms A and B. 

The University Room will be home to presentations made as part of human relations capstone courses. Presenters are human relations majors unless otherwise noted. 

For more information, please review the press release.

University of the Sciences

From uncovering the antimicrobial properties of statins to evaluating protein administration in premature neonates to preventing falls in the elderly, University of the Sciences will showcase the diversity and growth of research pursuits on campus during its 9th Annual Research Day on Thursday, April 14, 2011. Research Day recognizes and highlights the research efforts of faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students to encourage and promote communication and collaboration among researchers. The University is unique in that it offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct research early in their academic careers. More than 60 research posters will be presented by undergraduate researchers on the University’s Research Day.

University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso will host the 1st Annual COURI Symposium on Saturday, April 16, 2011, showcasing emerging researchers at the forefront of science. 47 abstracts were submitted for poster presentations and can be viewed by visiting the COURI Symposium Abstract Online Collection.

 

 

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

On April 16th the University of Texas - Permian Basin will host an Undergraduate Research Day. Undergraduates who have completed independent research projects over the last year have been invited to present a poster or talk about their work. Students who are presenting have been supported by the UTPB Undergraduate Research Program, The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, and courses in independent research available to undergraduate students in disciplines across the university.







University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater's 16th annual Undergraduate Research Day will be held on April 12th. This is our largest event ever and will include visiting guest student presenters from Colorado State University.  For more information and a complete program, please visit our website at http://www.uww.edu/urp/

Ursinus College

Ursinus College

Students from Ursinus College will be participating in a number of events during Undergraduate Research Week. The main event is the Celebration of Student Achievement on Wednesday, April 13. The Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) is an all-day campus-wide event which aims to engage the entire Ursinus community in the presentation, discussion and celebration of all forms of intellectual and creative work done by Ursinus students at all levels of their college careers. The day consists of over 100 oral presentations, poster presentations, performances, and other displays of student accomplishment.

In addition to CoSA, students will be presenting at conferences during the week in a variety of disciplines:

  • Annual Omicron Delta Epsilon Business and Economics Undergraduate Research Conference Friday April 15, 2011 Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA. 
  • 6TH Annual Greater Philadelphia Asian Studies Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference Saturday, April 9, 2011 The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. 
  • 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Conference April 16, 2011  Lafayette College, Easton, PA. 
  • 75th Annual Intercollegiate Students Chemists (ISC) Saturday April 16, 2011 West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 
  • 22nd Annual Saint Joseph's University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium Friday April 8, 2011 St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. 

Ursinus home page: http://www.ursinus.edu/
Ursinus Research and Creative Programs page: http://www.ursinus.edu/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=324
Celebration of Student Achievement page: http://www.ursinus.edu/netcommunity/cosa and http://www.facebook.com/ursinuscosa/

Utah State University

Hands-on learning is a hallmark of Utah State University, and we are excited to celebrate National Undergraduate Research Week and recognize the exciting projects and accomplishments of our undergraduates. The 25th annual Student Showcase was held on March 29, 2011, where  students presented their research through posters and presentations. At the awards ceremony, eight Peak Prize Undergraduate Researchers of the Year were recognized. This week, one will be named University Undergraduate Researcher of the Year at the university's annual Robins Awards. The Uintah Basin Regional Campus of USU will also participate in National Undergraduate Research Week with their 11th annual Uintah Basin Research Conference on April 15 with presentation by undergraduate researchers. https://researchweek.usu.edu/htm/undergraduate/2011-ur-of-year

Whitman College

The annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference showcases and celebrates the creativity, scholarship and academic pursuits of Whitman College students, who become instructors for a day. The conference features a full day of student presentations, exploring topics that reflect every academic area of the college.

This year’s conference, the 13th annual, takes place Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in venues across campus. It is free and open to the public.

Winona State University

Winona State University will hold the fifth Annual Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship Symposium from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in East Hall, Kryzsko Commons.

There will be 151 presentations featuring posters, talks and performances by students representing the arts; education; humanities; and health, natural, physical and social sciences. This marks the greatest number of presentations in the short history of the event, more than double the number of topics presented in 2010.

The event coincides with National Undergraduate Research Week, as proclaimed by the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2010.

The event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of this symposium is to recognize the efforts of students and their faculty advisors that use scholarly and creative inquiry as an integral part of the educational experience at WSU. The diversity of presentations demonstrates the value placed on research and creative inquiry by the entire WSU community.

For a full program index, visit: http://www.winona.edu//chemistry/CRACSPROGRAM/CRACSPROGRAMhomehtm.html

Winston-Salem State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winston-Salem State University will recognize student and faculty scholarship on its campus April 12 during the national celebration of Undergraduate Research Week.  A call for presentations yielded a large response from across disciplines and resulted in a program of over 80 poster presentations and 16 oral presentations, many by undergraduates.  The presentations will be held in the center of campus near the main dining hall so as to engage a large audience of students, faculty, and staff in the dialogue about scholarship.

Wisconsin Lutheran College

In order to support undergraduate research in the social and behavioral sciences, Wisconsin Lutheran College organizes a research night for our student researchers. On Wed. April 13th, 2011 we invited the college campus to participate in 47 Communication and Psychology research studies. Research studies ranged in design from simple descriptive studies, to extremely complicated two factor experimental research designs.

We are pleased to announce that over 330 undergraduates participated as subjects in our event and more importantly, everyone celebrated the scientific method! Wisconsin Lutheran College has a total enrollement of 820 students. These participants not only assisted the undergraduate researchers in collecting the requried data for hypothesis testing, they learned more about myriad of research areas in the fields of Communication and Psychology. Everyone received a t-shirt celebrating science and all the researchers have lots of data to analyze. The student researchers will report their findings at a Spring Poster Showcase at the end of the semeter.

Wright State University

Wright State University is holding its second annual Research Celebration for undergraduates and graduate students on Friday, April 8, 2011. The event is open to all students on campus who have worked on a research project during the past year.

More information is available at http://www.wright.edu/urop/news.html

Zayed University

Zayed University

Zayed UniversityThe Office of Research at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates announces the Undergraduate Research Week this April at its Dubai campus. Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of institutionalizing undergraduate research at ZU and in the region.  It will be an opportunity to showcase the exciting research the scholars are doing.  Our hope is that this will encourage undergraduate researchers across campuses to engage and participate in research activities.

  • Launch of the Undergraduate Research Club (URC)
  • Research Poster Presentations
  • Interactive Lecture: ‘Mentoring Undergraduate Research’
  • Video clip by Undergraduate Research Scholars: Student Perspectives on Undergraduate Research

For more information on undergraduate research at Zayed University, please visit  http://www.zu.ac.ae/main/en/research/for_students/undergraduate.aspx

Zayed University

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