February 28, 2013

National Collegiate Honors Council, November 6 to 10, 2013 – New Orleans

One of the signature features of the NCHC annual conference is a series of Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels. Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels give students who have engaged in high-level research opportunities to present their papers for discussion in a format that differs markedly from student poster sessions. Papers may focus on any academic discipline and will be reviewed and grouped into interdisciplinary panels of 3-4 papers by a selection committee. A 50 word description of the project and a 150-200 word abstract is due by March 4th. For more information, visit http://nchchonors.org/annual-conference/student-interdisciplinary-research-panels/. Students should inform Dr. Smith-Mason of their interest in participating at ugresearch@vcu.edu.

February 26, 2013

Dossier Workshop for August Grads!

If you are planning to graduate in August 2013, your dossier is due April 1, 2013!  This workshop is designed to help ensure that graduating students understand what is expected in their dossier and to improve the likelihood that their dossiers will be accepted. STUDENTS MUST ATTEND A DOSSIER WORKSHOP BEFORE SUBMITTING THEIR DOSSIERS. This is one of the last workshops available for students planning to graduate in Summer 2013.  See the Honors College Website for the dates and times of other dossier workshops this semester.  Contact Ms Homer with questions.

  • When: Thursday, February 28 at noon
  • Where: Honors College, Room 1303

“Spit for Science” Seeks Research Assistants!

In the fall of 2011, VCU launched Spit for Science: the VCU Student Survey (www.spit4science.vcu.edu). This project is following the 2011-2013 VCU freshman classes across their college years, and will also enroll new VCU freshman classes over the next few years. The goal of the project is to understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population. A big focus is on substance use and emotional health problems, such as depression, since the life stage that college students are entering is a high risk period for the onset of these problems.

We’re currently looking for students to be a part of the research team for Fall Semester 2013. Research assistants will be involved in recruitment, marketing, data collection and analysis, and other research activities. Students will work in teams to develop research questions and analyze Spit for Science data. Meetings will be held with different faculty involved in the project where students will review research papers and learn about topics related to the goals of the research. Required class meetings will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:50-5:20 PM in the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics conference room (located in Biotech 1, 800 E. Leigh Street on the MCV campus), which can be easily reached from the Monroe Park campus via the free Campus Connector. Students at all class levels are welcome to apply. Enrollment will be for three credits (A-F). To apply, please complete our online application here:

  • Inquiries or questions can be directed to Dr. Amy Adkins <adkinsae@vcu.edu>.
  • The application deadline is Monday, March 25 at 5:00 PM.


Global Playground Teaching Fellowships

Global Playground is an international non-profit organization with the mission of funding the education of children in underdeveloped and developing countries and promoting cross-cultural understanding in the developing world. Global Playground’s Teaching Fellowships for 2013-2014 are offered in Cambodia, Thailand, and Uganda. Applications and detailed descriptions of each position are available at the “Get Involved” section of their website, www.globalplayground.org. Application deadline is March 1, 2013, and then volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis.

Summer Clinical Internship Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The Office of Admissions at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School invites you to apply for the Summer Clinical Internship Program for undergraduates interested in careers in medicine. Participants will have the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty members in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Students will be paired with faculty in specialties representing students’ interests. Students will make brief presentations to their peers on topics selected and researched with the guidance of the faculty preceptors. Applicant must be at least a junior undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student. Program runs June 3, 2013 to June 19, 2013. The application deadline is March 29, 2013 – students will be notified of acceptance by April 12. There is no application fee, but there is a $300 fee to participate.

Please send a college transcipt AND one (1) academic letter of recommendation AND completed application to:

Ms. Catherine Porter, c/o Summer Clinical Internship Program Coordinator
Office of Admissions UMDNJ-RWJMS, TC 118
675 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854.