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Undergraduate Research Week

Undergraduate Research Week 2012 is April 16-20. To view the homepage for this week, please visit https://www.cur.org/urw.html

Undergraduate Research Week 2013 will be April 15-19, 2013.

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.

Bradley University

California State University - San Marcos

Gannon University

Iona College

Kalamazoo College

Lebanon Valley College

Loyola University Chicago

Manhattanville College

Montana State University

Mount Aloysius College

New College of Florida

Radford University

Saint Joseph's College

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Springfield College

University of Missouri

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Zayed University

 

Bradley University

We are currently planning the 2012 Student Scholarship Exposition (the Expo): a week's worth of events across the University to promote undergraduate research and scholarly activity. Two offices (Office of Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development and the Office of Sponsored Programs) are working together to provide a full schedule of speakers, a student poster competition hosted in our Renaissance Coliseum, and an end-of-week awards ceremony with the Bradley University President, Provost, and academic College Deans handing out research awards to students and their faculty mentors. 

For more information, please visit: http://www.bradley.edu/otefd/Expo/index2012.html

 

California State University San Marcos

Long before undergraduate research gained popularity on college campuses, CSUSM has been a leader in engaging students each year in nationally recognized, cutting-edge research. This week, CSUSM joins the U.S. House of Representatives in celebrating National Undergraduate Research Week, April 16-20.

“We have been a leader in advancing undergraduate research regionally and nationally,” said Gerardo González, dean of Graduate Studies and associate vice president for Research at CSUSM. “Under the guidance of our faculty, students learn hands-on skills and apply them to innovative research projects. As a result of excellent faculty mentoring, CSUSM students are well prepared and highly competitive for prestigious professions and graduate schools.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.csusm.edu/news/topstories/articles/2012/04/ts_research.html

 

Gannon University

Celebrate Gannon is an annual event showcasing the achievements of our students in the areas of graduate research, undergraduate research, creativity, and engagement.  It will be held this year on April 19.  This year we expect approximately 50 undergraduate submissions including research in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, environmental science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and psychology.

 

Iona College

On Friday April 20, 2012, Iona College will host its 3rd annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD). URD is a program that allows students to present their research, collaborative or independent, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Participating in URD allows students in all disciplines to recognize and appreciate each other's work. It provides opportunities for students and faculty to interact and share ideas, encouraging new research projects for both faculty and students. This year all presentations will be in the format of a poster presentation. There are over 120 student participants and over 70 posters to be presented.
 

 

Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo College has several events to highlight and celebrate the research work done by our math and natural sciences students, especially those who have finished a Senior Individualized Projects (SIP). Seniors will present their work at the Robert C. Kelly SIP Symposium (Chemistry, April 13-14), the SIP Fest (Physics, Math, Computer Science, and Complex Systems, April 18), and the Diebold Symposium (Biology, April 26-28). A poster session for science students who have presented their research results at national scientific meetings will occur on Thursday, April 19. Kalamazoo students have participated in national meetings of the American Chemical Society, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry, the Western Spectroscopy Association, and The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

 

Lebanon Valley College

Throughout the week of April 15 – 20, we will host honor society inductions, music recitals, readings of poetry & prose, and a dramatic production.  The Spring Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, April 19.  At this event, students chosen by their faculty will be publicly recognized for their academic accomplishments and contributions to the College.  Following the awards ceremony is Inquiry 2012:  A Symposium of Student Research and Original Work.  Students from all disciplines will showcase their work in an open forum.  Presentations range from paper presentations, poster displays, and digital displays.  Participating students have been invited by their faculty.  Throughout the week, student publications also will be displayed in the College library.   

This year, over one hundred undergraduate students will participate in Inquiry 2012.

 

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago is pleased to hold their annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 21, at the culmination of National Undergraduate Research Week. Participation in the symposium continues to grow, up more than 25% from last year, as students across the university embrace the opportunity to present their research. The symposium is held during Loyola's Weekend of Excellence, which celebrates curricular and co-curricular transformative education experiences.

 

Manhattanville College

On Wednesday afternoon, April 18, 2012, Manhattanville College will host its second annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Fair.  Inspired by the Council on Undergraduate Research’s designation of the week of April 16 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 20 students presenting papers or giving short performances, with topics ranging from biology to art history and music.  In addition, 16 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.

 

Montana State University

Over 250 undergraduate and graduate students will present their research, scholarly and creative projects at the 20th Montana State University Research Celebration on Thursday 19 April 2012. This event, organized by the Undergraduate Scholars Program and The Graduate School, is the highlight of a month long celebration of student research and creative achievements that includes departmental and disciplinary symposia, the Engineering Design Fair and statewide conferences organized by Montana Space Grant Consortium and Montana INBRE.  

For more information visit: http://www.montana.edu/usp/pages/conference.html

 

 Mount Aloysius College

MAC_logoDuring Undergraduate Research Week, Mount Aloysius College will hold its Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. This annual event showcases student research projects in different fields including Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Education, History, and Humanities. One hundred and thirty-six posters representing the work of two hundred and twenty students will be displayed.  

 

New College of Florida

Now in our seventh year, New College of Florida is proud to host [New Scholars] New College (formerly the Thesis Showcase) an all day event on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Strategically organized to be the day before Commencement, [New Scholars] New College (NSNC) welcomes everyone -- graduating, current and prospective students, family, friends and our local and regional community. This celebration of scholarship and research is the result of years of rigorous academic preparation and independently-devised curriculum -- a hallmark of our academic structure -- that our students undertake at New College. Each student is required to complete a thesis project and defend it in a Baccalaureate examination prior to the event. Structured like a professional academic conference, students present their capstone work in oral and/or poster format and engage in lively discourse normally reserved for graduates or professionals. Thesis abstracts are published in a conference proceedings journal that also highlights the future goals and activities of the graduates. The NSNC is widely regarded as one of the most interactive events on campus and continues to grow and evolve into a defining event for all students. Please visit www.ncf.edu.

 

Radford University 

The annual Undergraduate and Graduate Student Engagement Forum is Radford University’s celebration of student and faculty collaborative scholarship. The Forum is a testimony to the hard work of our students and the dedication of our faculty to an educational experience grounded in collaborative scholarship. This year’s event includes over 100 oral presentations and over 175 poster presentations (from over 300 students as author or co-author). Rest assured that these presentations are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg in terms of hours of hard work. Indeed, many of these presentations are the culmination of years of collaborative work with their professors both in and outside of their majors. The professional and personal friendships that resulted from these collaborations will remain with both parties for many years to come.  
 

 

Saint Joseph's College

sjclogoSaint Joseph's College invites undergraduates to present their research at the annual Undergraduate Research Colloquium. In 2012, the conference took place on April 17. The purpose is for undergraduates to discuss their work--completed studies or works in progress--with students and faculty; students make either an oral or a poster session presentation.
 
Link to press 2012 release: http://www.saintjoe.edu/news/?id=6063
Link to press 2011 release: http://www.saintjoe.edu/news/?id=5961

 

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The 11th annual Undergraduate Research Forum at Southern Illinois University will be held April 16, 2012 in conjunction with National Undergraduate Research Week.  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. 

SIU will participate in a regional UGR symposium on April 21, the St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium.  This year, it’s being hosted by Washington University St. Louis and the following universities typically attend: SIUC, SIU Edwardsville, Washington University St. Louis, University of Missouri St. Louis and St. Louis University.  SIUC hosted the previous two years.  For more information, please visit: http://stlaurs.weebly.com/.

 

Springfield College 

springfieldScholars in Action gives Springfield College undergraduate students an opportunity to showcase their achievements and share their research, scholarship, and creative activities with the College community. The event is open to juniors and seniors who are engaged in research or scholarly and creative activities that are worthy of presentation. Presentations, in the form of posters, papers, works of art, literature readings, or music, enable students to see that their work is valued, appreciated, and supported by a community comprised of their peers and members of the faculty and administration.

Presentations may include:

 

University of Missouri

MU Chancellor to host Open House in recognition of Undergraduate Research Week.

In celebration of National Undergraduate Research Week, the University of Missouri has events scheduled on campus highlighting Undergraduate Research and the accomplishments of Mizzou’s undergraduate researchers.

Chancellor Brady Deaton will host an open house on Thursday at the Residence on Francis Quadrangle for undergraduate researchers. The event provides the students an opportunity to visit with Chancellor Deaton and his wife, Anne.

Later this month, MU will host the annual Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum on Tuesday, April 24 in McQuinn Atrium of the Bond Life Science Center.

This week, MU is celebrating Missouri Life Sciences Week in which several undergraduate researchers are taking part in the week’s events.

In March, 20 undergraduate researchers from Mizzou traveled to the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City to participate in Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. The students were introduced in both the House of Representatives and Senate chambers. They also displayed posters with information on their research projects in the Capitol Rotunda and visited with legislators throughout the day.

In 2002, the University of Missouri Office of Undergraduate Research was created to provide an infrastructure for undergraduate research promotion and initiatives. The Office of Undergraduate Research is located in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center; however, it serves the entire MU campus.

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

ourThe Office for Undergraduate Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosts our 13th Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research on Monday, April 16.  This is our largest celebration ever with almost 200 students presenting platform talks and poster sessions; participation has increased 40% over last year.  uncThis year we debut Research Bingo, an exciting new way for attendees to experience the Celebration and engage with their peers.  Our Chancellor, Holden Thorp, issued a statement commemorating National Undergraduate Research Week and speaking to the strength and importance of undergraduate research on the UNC-CH campus.

 

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

University of Texas of the Permian Basin will be holding our Undergraduate Research Day on April 21, 2012 from 8:00am-1:30pm. Two meals will be served, and twelve undergraduates will give presentations, while at least ten others will present posters. Researchers will be paid $500, with $150 for expenses. Faculty mentors will be paid $200. Disciplines represented are English, Sociology, Chemistry, Psychology, Political Science, and Mechanical Engineering.

For a listing of the 2011 events, please visit https://www.cur.org/urwevents2011.html.

 

Zayed University

Zayed University

Zayed UniversityZayed University launches its Undergraduate Research Week with a keynote speech of Dr Michael Allen, Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs and Research, at the 4th International Undergraduate Research Conference on Applied Computing.  The conference is organized by ZU’s College of Technological Innovation, and Dr Allen talks about “Why Undergraduate Research Matters”
The following week will be a week to present and celebrate the achievements of the first two cohorts of the University’s Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP)on both campuses, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  Cohort One presents their posters to the ZU community, and Cohort Two presents their international conference experience at the NCUR 2012 in Ogden, Utah.  Sharing research discoveries is aimed at encouraging young students to register for the Summer Research Institute 2012. 

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