Call for Abstracts! VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity!

Organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and part of VCU Research Week, the annual Undergraduate Poster Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for students to present their research endeavors to their academic peers, members of the VCU faculty, community members, and friends and family.  All undergrads from every discipline are encouraged to present and attend.  Presentations may be for completed research projects, completed papers, or research in progress.

Projects involving creative work such as prose or poetry, performances, and artwork will be considered for acceptance if they are part of a scholarly project undertaken by the student.  We are currently accepting poster abstracts up until the deadline of March 14th, 2013.  All abstracts should be submitted to

After students are notified of their acceptance, we will accept electronic file submission of their posters until the deadline of April 5th.   Note: We hold poster workshops Dec. – Mar. and we are now able to print research posters free of cost to our students!

Abstracts should include: Name/Major of student, Name/Dept. of Faculty Mentor, Title of research Project, Brief description of research project.  All inquiries to

VCU Student Research Organization will host MD/Ph.D Panel on Tuesday

The Student Research Organization is hosting a MD/PhD panel event on Tuesday, November 27th from 4-6 pm in the Commons Theater. Several current VCU MD/PhD students, as well as Dr. Gordon Archer, the Director of VCU’s MD/PhD Program will be there to discuss their personal experiences, the process, the structure of the program and more.

After the panelists speak, the audience can ask questions. This a great opportunity for those of you who are interested in applying for this program or just want to gain first-hand information. Be dressed to impress (business casual)! Do not miss out!

For more information, contact

The Student Research Organization (SRO) exists to raise awareness in undergraduate research through educational programs, workshops, and by providing avenues to become more involved in research.

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Join VCU Society for Engineering and Entrepreneurial Design (SEED) and founders of Cyclestay on Thursday!

SEED will be having its final meeting of the semester on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH at 6:30 in room 101 of ENGINEERING WEST.

SEED will host a presentation by two alumni who developed their company while studying as undergraduates at VCU. Austin Callwood Jr and Justin Andrew developed CycleStay while at VCU to address the problem of bikes being stolen.  Cyclestay was awarded second place in the first VCU Venture Creation Competition.  Read more about CycleStay here.

We will also be talking about future projects for interested students as well as many amazing entrepreneurial opportunities for the coming semester.

The Society for Engineering and Entrepreneurial Design (SEED) is a student organization that serves to network students of different majors and disciplines (Art, Business, Engineering) who have design project ideas. We work on these projects starting very early on in undergrad, so that by the time students have to submit Senior Design or Capstone project proposals, the groundwork for their project is already laid.

SEED works with these project teams to build prototypes with the eventual goal of launching start-up companies comprised of students immediately after graduating.  The final vision of SEED is to have these companies stay in Richmond and give back to the community.

If you have any questions about SEED, contact Elliot Roth at:

Call for Proposals: UROP Summer Fellowship 2013

Announcing the VCU 2013 Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship.  We are pleased to once again offer this wonderful opportunity for faculty and students to partner together on a funded research project of their choice.  The fellowship is designed to offer outstanding undergraduates the chance to make substantial and significant progress on a formal, structured research endeavor over the summer in collaboration with a faculty mentor.  

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and we actively foster interdisciplinary collaboration through our program.

Application Deadline is March 1st, 2013.

Full application details can be found here:

Questions about submission can be directed to Herb Hill at


‘Preparing for Undergraduate Research’ Info Sessions

The VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will host the next info session for undergraduate students entitled, “Preparing for Undergraduate Research” on November 14, 2012.  The session is scheduled for 11-11:50am in Hibbs Hall, room 430.

The info session will provide information about upcoming opportunities for research at VCU, and will help interested undergraduates prepare themselves for a research experience.   In order to participate, students must register first by contacting Herb Hill at at least 24 hours before each session.

VCU World Studies Student Research Conference is this Friday November 9th!

Student Research Conference

 Co-Sponsored by the VCU Global Education Office and the Department of History

Friday, November 9, 2012 10am-3pm

Richmond Salons, VCU Student Commons

 Emancipation, Freedom, and Independence

 Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, graduate and undergraduate students will conduct 15-minute presentations on topics related to the concepts of Freedom and Independence in both their local and global manifestations. Presentations will be for completed research papers/projects, or roundtable discussions. The Conference is open to the public, and there is no cost or registration fee to attend or present research.

For more information, please contact or call the School of World Studies at 804-827-1111.