VCU Student Research Organization-General Body Meeting is Feb. 5th at 5:30pm

VCU Student Research Organization Meeting

Where: VCU Student Commons – Forum Room

When: Tuesday February 5th, 2013 5:30pm

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

The first general body meeting of the semester will be next Tuesday, February 5th from 5:30 – 7 pm in the Forum Room. Come out to hear more information about research opportunities here at VCU and also at other institutions. We’ll also be giving tips on making your application competitive when applying to these research programs. Also, we’ll discuss Relay for Life at VCU and how you can get involved with our team. Relay For Life at VCU is a yearlong fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that culminates in an all-day event on April 20th at Cary St Field from 11 am-11 pm. The event will include lots of fundraising, fun games, activities, music, and food! Join The Student Research Organization team HERE and help us spread the word and fundraise as much as we can!

If you have been accepted into a research program, graduate school, professional school, or have any other major accomplishment you would like to share with us, we’d love to hear it! We’ll be recognizing the awesome things you guys do at our meetings this semester.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email us. And Like us on Facebook!

Staff positions open for Auctus: The Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creativity at VCU!

Auctus : The Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creativity at VCU is currently recruiting undergraduate students to fill a variety of staff positions for our online publication!  Open positions include:

Editors                            Assistant Editors                       Article Reviewers

We are seeking freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors from all academic disciplines to assist in the review and publication process.  Staff will evaluate and review article submissions from the Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Arts and Creative Scholarship.  With the assistance of faculty advisers, students will work together in section teams to evaluate submissions for publication in the annual journal.

Interested students are invited to our general information meeting on Sunday, February 3rd at 2pm in the Honors College Multi-Purpose Room.  Make sure to bring your VCU ID to gain entry.  Food will be provided!

For more information, contact Herb Hill at

VCU Society for Engineering and Entrepreneurial Design (SEED) Meeting Thursday at 6pm!

Message from Elliot Roth, founder and President of SEED:

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 first meeting this semester will take place on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6pm in room 103 of Engineering West.

SEED hosts events three days a week:

Tuesday (6-7pm)- <Code & Design> – Learn how to make your own website!

Wednesday (9-10pm)- Innovation Challenges – Compete in teams of three to build fast-paced solutions to win prizes

Thursday (6-7pm) – Entrepreneurial Speakers from the community come in to talk about their successes and failures in starting companies.

If you have any more questions about SEED, or if you have an awesome idea, don’t hesitate to email Elliot Roth at

VCU Travel Grant Program

The Office of Undergraduate Research Opportunities provides support for undergraduates who present their research at regional, national and international scientific meetings. Participation at these conferences is an important opportunity for you to communicate your research to others in your field, network with undergraduate researchers and faculty, and expand your understanding of your field of research.

To be eligible for a travel grant, you must present your research in either a poster or oral presentation, your name must appear in the conference abstract or proceedings, and VCU and the Office of Undergraduate Research Opportunities must be acknowledged.

**There is a limited number of travel grants available each semester, so it is highly recommended that students check to make sure that funds are available prior to submitting a travel grant.  Currently, we offer an award of up to $300 per student.

Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to apply!