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Aug 09, 2018 PDF Document 2015 Posters on the Hill Program - General Documents
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Jul 25, 2018 PDF Document Vignette: Undergraduate Research--Changing the Culture at Community Colleges - SPUR
Community colleges serve a diverse population of students, many of whom identify as one of a minority group, are the first generation to attend college, and come from low-income households. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI) supports the development, implementation, and assessment of undergraduate research in STEM fields at more than 40 partner community colleges across the nation.
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Jul 25, 2018 PDF Document Vignette: Public Intellectuals--A Better Model for Scholars of Color - SPUR
To make undergraduate student research in the humanities more equitable, incorporating a culture of public intellectualism even in the courses that separate society from texts (e.g., surveys of literature or philosophy) can introduce students to the public intellectuals who have engaged with the same or similar texts of study. Students become acquainted with scholars, setting the stage for their continued conversation with the scholars’ work and a better understanding of complex theories.
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Jul 25, 2018 PDF Document Book Review: Undergraduate Research for Student Engagement and Learning - SPUR
Undergraduate Research for Student Engagement and Learning by Joseph L. Murray thoroughly examines the literature surrounding the rising interest in undergraduate research across the United States and around the world. Murray moves readers from the theories and broader contexts that surround this “high-impact practice” within higher education to the incentives and benefits to students, faculty, and institutions, addressing the crucial issues that can affect the experiences for all stakeholders.
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Jul 24, 2018 PDF Document Vignette: Building Faculty-Student Research Teams via a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Framework - SPUR
Howard University has experimented with a framework called a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), which fosters long-term research-based team projects for undergraduate and graduate students in any discipline. The team project experience particularly for first-and second-year students provides them with a sense of belonging to their discipline. The long-term participation provides the students with enough time to master technical and “soft” skill sets as well as the research environment.
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Jul 24, 2018 PDF Document Vignette: Intentional Efforts Toward an Inclusive Undergraduate Research Environment for Underrepresented Students - SPUR
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), which is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, has actively engaged in enhancing the educational experience of underrepresented students, including those who are deaf/hard-of-hearing, through involvement in unique undergraduate research experiences. These experiences focus on translating information learned in the classroom to systems that could be encountered in the real world.
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Jul 24, 2018 PDF Document Vignette: Undergraduate Research and the Difference It Makes for LGBTQ+ Students - SPUR
Consider the example of a student research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a private STEM institution with a strong liberal arts core. In 2017, three undergraduates pursued a research project to discover the best way to support transgender students at WPI. They did so as part of a general education requirement to research a topic at the intersection of technology and human need.
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Jul 24, 2018 PDF Document How Science Plays Are Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in the Classroom and Inspiring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity - SPUR
This article presents how science-themed plays build interdisciplinary bridges in the classroom, create collaborative inquiry-based learning models, and launch creative research pathways for undergraduates. It explores the use of these plays as an interdisciplinary springboard by sharing exercises and writing assignments that engage various learners.
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Jul 24, 2018 PDF Document Partnerships, Participation, and Equity in Undergraduate Research - SPUR
Northern Arizona University (NAU) has been operating a National Science Foundation–funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program for 18 years. The program works with tribal and community college faculty to recruit students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences for a 10-week summer research experience at NAU. A total of 53 students from two-year tribal or community colleges participated, and at least 30 students (57 percent) transferred to a four-year institution.
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Jul 24, 2018 PDF Document Expanding Undergraduate Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students: The Arnold L. Mitchem Fellowship Program at DePaul University - SPUR
In 2011, DePaul University established the Arnold L. Mitchem Fellowship Program to support graduate school preparation for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented second-year students. The program aims to advance students’ academic and career paths through an early research experience where students create literature reviews that reflect their lived experiences, are critical of society, and motivate them to pursue avenues of inquiry within their fields.
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Jul 24, 2018 PDF Document Alliance for Change: Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research at California State University - SPUR
The California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU–LSAMP) program provides wide-ranging scaffolding and support to underrepresented students, seeking to increase the participation of individuals who face or have faced social, educational, or economic barriers to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The authors describe the undergraduate research and supplementary programs supported by the CSU–LSAMP program and present outcomes data.
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Jul 22, 2018 PDF Document Assessing IUPUI’s Diversity Scholars Research Program: Lessons Learned - SPUR
Launched in 1997, the Diversity Scholars Research Program is an undergraduate performance-based scholarship program that aims to attract academically talented, underrepresented minority students to the IUPUI campus. The program provides financial assistance (tuition, academic stipend, conference travel, and some housing), mentoring, professional development, and research support for up to four years. As of summer 2017, 65 percent of scholars in good standing have graduated from IUPUI.
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Jul 22, 2018 PDF Document Unspoken Criticality: Developing Scholarly Voices for Minoritized Students through UREs - SPUR
The authors reflect on their work in designing, executing, and evaluating undergraduate research experiences (UREs) that serve students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. They assert that additional support is needed to prepare students as their cultures and identities intersect with their disciplinary learning and the historical context of the academy. The authors discuss the meaning of scholarly voice, and the influence of minoritized cultures on that voice.
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Jul 22, 2018 PDF Document Mentoring Pacific Island Students for Conservation Careers - SPUR
The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) link undergraduates to environmental careers and mentor the next generation of scientists, educators, and managers for Hawai'i and the Pacific. PIPES uses formal and informal educational frameworks to deepen a sense of kuleana (responsibility) and provide opportunities for engagement in research and conservation practices in a higher education setting.
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Jul 20, 2018 PDF Document Summer 2018 SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research - SPUR
Full issue of summer 2018 issue of SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research on leveraging undergraduate research to foster diversity and achieve equity
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Jul 20, 2018 PDF Document Sum2018 Undergraduate Research Highlights - SPUR
Undergraduate Research Highlights from the summer 2018 issue of SPUR: Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research
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Jul 20, 2018 PDF Document Introduction: Leveraging Undergraduate Research to Foster Diversity and Achieve Equity - SPUR
SPUR Issue Editor Janice DeCosmo describes the contents of the summer 2018 issue of SPUR on "Leveraging Undergraduate Research to Foster Diversity and Achieve Equity."
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Jul 20, 2018 PDF Document Summer 2018 SPUR Table of Contents - SPUR
Table of Contents for Summer 2018 Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, "Leveraging Undergraduate Research to Foster Diversity and Achieve Equity"
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May 10, 2018 PDF Document REU Symposium 2017 Program - General Documents
Program book of the 2017 REU Symposium.
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Apr 26, 2018 PDF Document Book Review-Undergraduate Research in Music: A Guide for Students - SPUR
Gregory Young and Jenny Olin Shanahan’s _Undergraduate Research in Music: A Guide for Students_ provides an easy-to-read primer for conducting undergraduate research in music. The volume is directed to faculty and administrators with clear examples of the types of research possible for music students but also assists students by providing clear steps for how to begin a research project and carry it through to completion.
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