The VAS Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting will be held on October 15th at the Parham Road Campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. At the conclusion of this meeting, five $500 research grants will be awarded to undergraduate students to support their research during the 2011-12 academic year. In order to be eligible for a research award, the student(s) must submit an application electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 3, 2011. The application for the Undergraduate Research Grant and additional meeting information is attached and is also available on the Virginia Academy of Science web site www.vacadsci.org
The faculty mentor for the project must be a member of the Virginia Academy of Science by the October 3rd deadline for submission of the grant application. All applicants are required to attend the VAS Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting and present a poster outlining their proposed research. Both the research proposal and the poster presentation will be evaluated to determine the recipients of the research grants. The grant recipients will be awarded student membership in the Virginia Academy of Science for 2012 and will be expected to present the results of their research at the VAS Annual Meeting in May 2012.
As indicated above, the 2011 Fall Meeting will be held on October 15th at the Parham Road Campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College located at 1651 Parham Road in Richmond. The morning poster session will be followed by lunch and a guest speaker and will conclude with the announcement of the research grant recipients.
We are very excited about this program and hope that you will encourage your undergraduate research students to participate. Please share this information with faculty colleagues at your institution who mentor research students and encourage them to become members of the Academy and to participate in this program. Help us continue and expand this successful VAS program.
VAS President-Elect and Chairman of Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting Committee
Natural Sciences Division
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA 22003