Reminder: CUR Posters on the Hill – Deadline is Nov. 4th!

CUR POH LogoIn the spring of 2014, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 18th Annual Posters on the Hill.  There will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to member of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

Event Date: TBD.  The exact dates for Posters on the Hill will be set once the Congressional calendar for spring 2014 is finalized.

Submission Process

Students: The Council on Undergraduate Research invites you to submit an abstract for the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill. Your research should represent one of CUR’s Divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). Abstract submissions should describe your research, scholarship, or creative activity and discuss its significance to society (i.e. what larger issues or problems were you trying address or understand?; how does your work relate to current policy issues?).

Advisors: You will receive an email confirmation when your student submits an application.  This email will include directions on how to upload an electronic letter of recommendation.  Please note that the letter must be submitted no later than the deadline of November 4, 2013 and must be on institution letterhead.  Without a letter of recommendation, an application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.  Only one letter of recommendation should be sent, and the signature on the letter must match the name of the advisor listed in the application. Multiple advisors may sign the single letter.

Questions? For questions about the submission process, please contact Mary Pat Twomey, Manager for Student Programs, at mptwomey@cur.org. For questions regarding the event, please contact MeLisa Zackery, Director of Conferences and Meeting Services, at mzackery@cur.org.

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“Preparing for Undergraduate Research” Info Session Tuesday Oct. 29

vcu-uropThe VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will host the next info session for undergraduate students entitled, “Preparing for Undergraduate Research” on October 29, 2013.  The session is scheduled for 3pm in Hibbs Hall, room 429.

The 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 hhill@vcu.edu at least 24 hours before each session.

For more information about undergraduate research at VCU, visit us at:

http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/index.htm

A showcase of undergraduate discovery and creativity…

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University Public Affairs, VCU Across the Spectrum (www.spectrum.vcu.edu)

 

Undergraduate research spanning Virginia Commonwealth University takes center stage in Auctus, The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship at VCU, which debuts its new format this month.

The online publication was developed by undergraduate students at VCU, together with a team of faculty advisers, to showcase the diverse offerings and excellence in undergraduate research, creativity and scholarship at VCU.

The journal, geared to students, features articles and multimedia submissions of undergraduate research, scholarly work and literature reviews from the humanities, science, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts.

“Many times when students think about research, they think about the students in STEM-related fields – the lab coats, the microscopes and all of that,” said Jacqueline Smith-Mason, Ph.D., assistant dean for the Honors College at VCU, who serves as a faculty adviser to the student team. “But we really want students to think about the research that they’re doing in the humanities and the social sciences and the arts, and begin to look at how different disciplines can begin to work together as one research team.”

Read the full article by Sathya Achia Abraham: http://news.vcu.edu/article/A_showcase_of_undergraduate_discovery_and_creativity

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“Preparing for Undergraduate Research” Info Session Thursday Oct. 10

vcu-uropThe VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) will host the next info session for undergraduate students entitled, “Preparing for Undergraduate Research” on October 10, 2013.  The session is scheduled for 4pm in Hibbs Hall, room 328.

The 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 hhill@vcu.edu at least 24 hours before each session.

For more information about undergraduate research at VCU, visit us at:

http://www.research.vcu.edu/vpr/ugresources/index.htm

Spit for Science seeking research assistants for Spring 2014

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SPRING SEMESTER 2014
CLASS MEETINGS TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 3:50-5:20 PM

Spit for Science: the VCU Student Survey (www.spit4science.vcu.edu) is a university-wide research opportunity for VCU students. 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 Spring Semester 2014. 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 grading system). If interested, please contact Dr. Amy Adkins, adkinsae@vcu.edu, for further details. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 30 at 5:00 PM.