Undergraduate Research Week
On November 16, 2010 the U.S. House of Representatives declared the week of April 11, 2011 as "Undergraduate Research Week". Since that time, each year CUR has designated a week in April as "Undergraduate Research Week". This year the week of April 15, 2013 is Undergraduate Research Week.
Undergraduate Research Week 2014 will be celebrated during the week of April 14. Consider planning your celebration days and other special events during this week, and next year be sure to send your event information to Robin Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on the event listing website. You might also write to your local government, such as Governors, County Executives, Mayors, etc to ask them to name this week Undergraduate Research Week for your jurisdiction.
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 email@example.com.
The School of Sciences and
Mathematics of the College of Charleston will host its 25th
Annual Undergraduate Poster Session on April 18. Approximately 100 posters from astronomy, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, geology, marine biology, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics will be on display with the student authors present to discuss their work. Awards will be made to the most outstanding presentations. The winning posters will be displayed the next day before the board of trustees meeting. http://ssm.cofc.edu/special-programs/PosterSession/index.php
(New Orleans) Dillard University will host its Undergraduate Research Week April 1-5, 2013. The program will culminate on April 4, when work will be exhibited from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the atrium of the Professional Schools and Sciences Building. Faculty will present awards in the atrium at 2:30 p.m.
The theme of this year’s program is "Learning Through Research and Creative Work." Projects will represent the fields of social science, behavioral science, and S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), as well as business applications, mass communication, and visual arts. As part of this weeklong event, Dillard will host the Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LAMP) C
onference on April 3 in the Professional Schools Building. LAMP is a National Science Foundation Alliance Program that works to increase the number and quality of minority students earning degrees in the sciences.
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Work Competition enables students to showcase their research and creative endeavors to campus and the New Orleans community. In 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives recognized the contributions of undergraduate research when it passed House Resolution 1654, which designates an annual week for considering the benefits of undergraduate research and celebrating the students, faculty and institutions that foster it.
On April 12, Hope College will host an annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance. There will be over 200 presentations and more than 300 student presenters and co-presenters. http://celebration.hope.edu/
Jackson State University Center for Undergraduate Research held its Second Annual Research Conference on April 4, 2013. The conference had 14 power point presentations, two panel discussions and 11 poster sessions. During these sessions a total of 98 students presented their research.
The twelfth annual "A Celebration of Scholarship" will be held the week of April 8, 2013. This campus-wide event showcases the scholarship, creative activity, and intellectual achievement of the John Carroll community with a particular emphasis on undergraduate research. The poster presentations on Monday evening in the Muldoon Atrium of the Dolan Science Center provides the opportunity to discuss with students their scholarly work as do the rich array of panels and presentations taking place throughout the week. Creative work of students is celebrated at the Arts at Night, featuring spoken word and music performances, and in the Art Exhibit held in Grasselli Library’s Tully Atrium & Gallery. In addition to the posters, panels, paper presentations, and creative works, the Celebration week also offers lectures, a workshop, and special events such as the Crisis Mapping Training Session. http://sites.jcu.edu/celebration/
Inquiry 2013 coincides with the Council for Undergraduate Research's week-long celebration of student research and achievement. At LVC, we will celebrate the scholarly, scientific, and creative achievements of the student body.
The Lewis University Second Annual Celebration of Scholarship, a symposium celebrating the research, scholarly work and creative endeavors of our students and faculty, is being held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at our Romeoville, Illinois campus. Starting at 11 AM with a Keynote address by Dr. Herb Childress, Dean of Research and Assessment at the Boston Architectural College, the day provides a rich opportunity for students to present their scholarly work in a public forum as either a concurrent paper presentation, research poster, or creative works presentation. Additional information may be found at the following link:
Malone University will present its fifth annual Student Research Symposium featuring undergraduate and graduate student research on Saturday, April 20. The Student Research Symposium showcases the creative and academic work of Malone University students. Unlike a typical class paper or project, authentic research crosses the boundaries
of what is known to create new knowledge. Students work closely with faculty members who provide direction and support. Exciting projects from nearly every discipline are part of this celebration of student achievement.
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On Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2013, Manhattanville College will host its Third Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair
. Inspired by the Council on Undergraduate Research’s designation of the week of April 15 as "Undergraduate Research Week," the Castle Scholars Honors Program is hosting this event, open to the entire community.
Faculty members were solicited for nominations, and the final program includes 27 students presenting papers or giving short performances, with topics ranging from sociology and business to art history and music. In addition, over 30 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.
Miami University 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum April 16, 2014
The Miami University community and the public are invited to drop into the poster sessions and oral sessions held throughout the day. The forum encourages an exchange of ideas and showcases the creative and scholarly activities of undergraduates engaged in research over the course of the academic year. Posters and oral presentations are welcome from all students, first year through senior. This annual event is exemplary of Miami’s personalized learning environment. Through early mentored-research, students explore the skills needed to propose and carry out independent research as juniors and seniors.
Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA is pleased to host the 8th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 16th. The event will occur from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Health and Physical Fitness Center. More than 80 posters will be shared. Mount Aloysius College is committed to support student research as a means to better understand current knowledge in the discipline, improve interpersonal communication, and foster critical thinking as a global citizen.
Nicholls State University
Nicholls State University, located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs celebrated its 8th Annual Research Week during March 4-8, 2013. The event highlighted research at Nicholls through a Brown Bag Faculty Speaker Series and a poster competition showcasing
undergraduate and graduate research. Poster winners selected in both undergraduate and graduate competition receive a scholarship stipend.
Information on Nicholls Research Week can be found at the web address below:
Northern Arizona University
For the first time, Northern Arizona University's annual Undergraduate Symposium (www.nau.edu/ugsymposium
) - a campus wide celebration of student achievement – will be celebrated as a single event in the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome and the duBois Center on Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:30am – 5:00pm. Students from across all seven colleges come together to share their creative discoveries and present in-depth research and scholarly work to their peers, professors, and the University and Flagstaff communities. The Symposium will also spotlight student participation in service learning and collaborative projects, an invaluable learning experience that connects communities and applies passion to a purpose.
This year, more than 400 posters and 200 presentations showcase
the diversity of the students' experiences - from creative endeavors like photographic exhibitions or films, to more traditional research activities. Students funded through the Hooper Undergraduate Research Award
program will also present their posters at a special, by-invitation-only reception in the late afternoon on Thursday, April 27th
Northern Kentucky University
Scholarly and creative work produced by students at Northern Kentucky University will be showcased at the 11th
annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity from April 15-19.
Students will highlight their research, artistic and creative projects through over 200 poster presentations, oral presentations, interactive demonstrations, performances, or exhibits in a variety of campus locations.
Students worked closely with faculty producing research that often leads to publications and presentations at state, national and international professional meetings. Other students have worked with faculty on creative projects in the arts including music, dance, theatre, photography, and art. These projects are often critically acclaimed and shown in
the broader community.
The event is sponsored by the Office of the Graduate Dean and Associate Provost for Research, Northern Kentucky Research Foundation, College of Arts & Sciences, Haile/US Bank College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Informatics, College of Health Professions, and the Honors Program.
Office for Undergraduate Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Office for Undergraduate Research
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts its 14th
annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research
on Monday, April 15, 2013. Student researchers will present their work in research talks or in the poster session. The goal of the Celebration is to showcase and encourage meaningful research in all disciplines by undergraduates at the UNC-Chapel Hill.
Paine College shares a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students. The campus community believes that faculty members enhance their teaching and contribution to society by remaining active in research and by involving undergraduates in research. Adding bodies of knowledge to the profession through undergraduate research accomplishes the mission of the College and moves it towards the vision of being recognized as a premier liberal arts institution of higher education in the region.
On Thursday, April 18, 2013 Paine College will host its 3rd
Annual Paine College Honors Program Research Day. Sponsored by the Paine College Honors Program, Research Day is open to all students. Posters that students have presented at professional conferences within the academic year as well as research that students have conducted as a condition for completing their degree programs are featured during Research Day. This event is free and open to the public.
Above, please see students and faculty mentors during Research Day 2012
At left, Brittney Fontenot and Dr. Bibekananda Mohanty preparing research for Research Day 2013. Ms. Fontenot will be presenting her research titled Bioremediaton of Hexavalent Chromium by Bacillus Sphaericus in Soil Measurement Systems (SMS) Columns.
Point Loma Nazarene University
Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) sponsors undergraduate research through several different departments and schools, but chiefly through its Honors Scholars Program. On Saturday, April 13, PLNU will conduct its annual Honors Scholars Conference at which the 34 students participating in the program will present on their research. These students come from a wide variety of disciplines, from mathematics to nursing to art and music performance, and many of their projects will be presented at professional conferences. Final Honors projects are also published in Arete: The PLNU Honors Journal
. More information about the PLNU Honors Scholars program, including how to purchase journals, is available at the following website : http://www.pointloma.edu/experience/academics/centers-institutes/wesleyan-center/student-honors-program
or by contacting program director Mark Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Randolph College Symposium of Artists and Scholars happens April 18-19, 2013. The website for this undergraduate research day is www.randolphcollege.edu/sas
. The Symposium is an opportunity for students to present their creative works and research to the community. A Youtube video release on the Symposium is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUDEsiiJ_8s
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Each spring, the Aresty Research Center at Rutgers hosts a university-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium. Our ninth annual Symposium will be held on April 19, 2013 at the Rutgers Student Center. A celebration of scholarship and creative activity,
the Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present a paper or poster on their findings to an audience of faculty, peers, and the New Brunswick community more broadly - local high school students, friends, family, and recruiters from the private sector are all welcome. The presentations range from the life sciences, chemistry, and engineering to medical ethics, literature, and politics. To find out more and see the 2013 program visit: aresty.rutgers.edu/symposium
Undergraduate researchers in many different disciplines of Sacred Heart University will be presenting their research, class projects, and creative works at the First Annual SHU Academic Festival on May 1, 2013. This festival is continuing the tradition of showcasing undergraduate research at the Undergraduate Poster sessions of previous years. For more details, please visit www.sacredheart.edu/academicfestival
Twenty-two biology majors from Sacred Heart University are presenting their undergraduate research projects at the 67th Annual Eastern Colleges Science Conference, held at Providence College on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Saint Joseph's College of Indiana holds an annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium, inviting undergraduates to present their research or creative project.
The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to discuss their work with students and faculty. The presentation may be completed studies or works in progress. Students make either an oral presentation or a poster session presentation. Each student has a designated faculty sponsor. Students may work together, which teaches them to collaborate. Students receive certificates for participating--and lunch.
2013 is a year of firsts for this event. It is our 10th year of holding this event; this is the first time we have made part of the event a competition for scholarships; we are getting alumni involved for the first time--as judges; and every year, we enjoy more student participation--culminating this year in more presentations than ever. Website: www.saintjoe.edu Colloquium web page: www.saintjoe.edu/academics/colloquium
Saint Michael's College
Saint Michael's College is holding its annual ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM on April 19th
. Over 150 oral presentations, our annual Enterprise Plan Competition and over 100 posters
will highlight the academic achievements of our students. Our events also include our Phi Beta Kappa and honor society inductions, a reception for our summer research award recipients and our annual spring theatre performance.
Our annual conference showcases the many exciting and innovative research activities that take place on our campus. Undergraduate and graduate students alike from all disciplines present their research and creative work. From the sciences and humanities, to business, creative arts, and human services, the conference celebrates students' achievements. In 2012, 400 students participated in the conference with posters, oral presentations, panel discussions, and works of art.
State University of New York at Geneseo
Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement & Talent (GREAT) Day is a day-long college-wide symposium celebrating the creative and scholarly endeavors of our students. In addition to recognizing the achievements of our students, the purpose of GREAT Day is to help foster academic excellence, encourage professional development, and build connections within the community. On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the 7th annual GREAT Day will showcase a total of 565 presentations, exhibits, and performances by 965 students representing all academic departments of the college. Author Dava Sobel, a former New York Times science reporter, will deliver this year's GREAT Day keynote address, "Bringing Copernicus to Life in Prose and Script," as the speaker for this year's Jack and Carol Kramer Endowed Lectureship. The lecture series is endowed by SUNY Geneseo alumni Jack and Carol Kramer, both 1976 Geneseo graduates. No classes are scheduled at Geneseo on April 16 in order to accommodate GREAT Day events. The keynote address and all GREAT Day events are open to the public without charge.
News Release: http://tinyurl.com/cjs5l2w
University of Alaska Anchorage
The Undergraduate Research & Discovery symposium is a series of events that are held each April to celebrate undergraduate achievements throughout the university. The Symposium is an opportunity for students in all disciplines to present and display their research and creative work to the university and the community. Featured events include the Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony and project presentations. The Symposium also features a keynote lecture by a distinguished researcher. Please visit http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/honorscollege/ours/Symposium/index.cfm for more information.
University of Illinois Springfield
The University of Illinois Springfield will host its annual Student Arts and Research Symposium on April 11 and 12, 2013. This campus-wide event celebrates undergraduate and graduate student resea
rch and creative activities. Over 70 students will present their original work in various formats (music and theater performances, art shows, oral and poster presentations). Awards will be made to the most outstanding presentations. Two keynote speakers will be featured: Dr. Ryan Ewing, who is exploring the surface of Mars with the NASA Curiosity rover team, and nationally recognized poet Mary Jo Bang. To find out more and see the program, visit: go.uis.edu/stars
University of Michigan-Flint
On Friday, April 12, 2013, student researchers from the University of Michigan-Flint will come together for a day of presentations and discussions at the 3rd
annual Student Research Conference (SRC). This campus-wide event – co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
and the Office of Graduate Programs – allows both undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to share the research andcreative activities they have conducted in partnership with faculty. For more information, please visit the SRC website at www.umflint.edu/research/SRC
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln held its annual Undergraduate Research Conference as part of the Spring Research Fair, a two-day celebration of undergraduate and graduate research at UNL. Over 160 undergraduates presented their research, highlighting their achievements over the last year. Many of the undergraduates participated in the Undergraduate Creative Activities & Research Experiences Program
(UCARE) in which they are paid to conduct research with faculty mentors. UCARE is generously supported by UNL’s Pepsi Foundation and the Office of Research and Economic Development.
The event was sponsored by UNL’s Offices of Research and Development, Academic Affairs, and Graduate Studies.
University of North Carolina Pembroke
The Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity (PURC) Center hosted its Seventh Annual PURC Symposium on Wednesday April 3. This year’s PURCS included 98 presentations by approximately 122 students representing 18 academic departments. There were 51 faculty mentors for these projects. A generous contribution from Progress Energy
helped make this day possible and allowed to us award prizes for 1st
place entries in five categories. The prizes included UNCP Bookstore gift cards in the amount of $100 for first place and $50 for second place entries. All the presenters are commended for participating in PURCS.
University of North Carolina Wilmington
The 8th annual UNCW Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase (sponsored by the Center for the Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships and the Honors College) will open with a poster session and reception on Thursday, April 18. At that time, students, faculty and campus administrators will come together to discuss research and creative work in a variety of disciplines. Students earning the UNCW Undergraduate Research Scholar and UNCW Distinguished Research Scholar designation will be recognized. Posters will remain on display in the library until the end of the semester.
University of North Georgia
The University of North Georgia is celebrating Undergraduate Research Week on two of its campuses. From April 2-4, the Dahlonega campus held the 18th Annual Research Conference, and on April 10 the Gainesville campus will hold CIRCA (Conference for Innovation, Research, and Creative Arts). Both events are designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to present their research to peers and professors while receiving feedback from judges, and each student works closely with faculty mentors throughout the research process. The presentations include oral and poster sessions and the subjects range from physics and biology to mathematics and English. To view the UNG site, visit www.ung.edu. To read more about the 18th Annual Research Conference, visit http://ung.edu/news/articles/2013/04/research-conference-kicks-off-with-math-and-physics.php
On April 19th, 2013, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin will hold its third annual undergraduate research day.
Winners of the undergraduate research awards ($500 plus expenses) will present their research in a half-day symposium. Fields of study include English, Biology, Political Science, Chemistry, Sociology, Music, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology and Marketing.
Students from across the university will also present a poster session (see photo above for last year's poster session).
The Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) at Ursinus College 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 oral presentations, poster presentations, performances, and other displays of student accomplishment. This year's event will take place on April 17, 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University
Every year, Virginia Commonwealth University hosts a series of events that profile the research projects and scholarly endeavors of our students. 2013 marks the 3rd Annual 'VCU Student Research Week', during which undergraduates and graduate students will present their work in a variety of symposia, conferences, and exhibitions, The centerpiece event of Student Research Week, is the annual Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity.
Organized by the VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP), the annual Undergraduate Poster Symposium is an opportunity for students of all disciplines to present their research endeavors to their academic peers, faculty, and members of the VCU community.
A full schedule of events for VCU Student Research Week can be found here: http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/research-week_2013.htm
Westmoreland County Community College
On April 18, WCCC will host "A Scholarly Evening". The undergraduate research and honor students will be presenting their research projects from the current academic year. WCCC is one of only a few whose student research projects were selected for NCUR. On April 18, these outstanding students that will be participating in the 27th National Conference will be presenting their posters.
Five WCCC student undergraduate research and honors projects were accepted for presentation at the 27th National Conference on Undergraduate Research which will be held April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin. The students worked with faculty mentors last semester on their research projects which range from regional to national in scope. Three students worked individually on regional projects researching "The Real Stories of One-Room School Teachers in Westmoreland County," "Italian Women of Westmoreland County" and "How Modes of Communication Modify Interpretation of Traditional Blackfoot Stories." Groups of medical administration and psychology students researched "Some Pros and Cons of the Affordable Health Care Act" and "The Effect of Gender Marked Language During Reading Comprehension."
On April 18th
, 2013, York College, a senior college in Jamaica, NY, and part of the City University of New York consortium, will host its 4th
Annual Student Research Day. Over 500 participants are expected, and the festivities will include a keynote lecture from Dr. Partha Mitra, Professor at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on "Mouse Brain Architecture." Please contact Dr. Rishi Nath, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, at email@example.com
for more information.