Center for Undergraduate Research

January 2013

The Center for Undergraduate Research would like to keep you informed about the opportunities and accomplishments surrounding undergraduate research here at KU. Please forward this message to students, faculty, and staff who might be interested and encourage them to sign up for our mailing list.

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Announcing UGRA Recipients
Earlier this month, the Center announced the names of 58 KU undergraduates who will receive Undergraduate Research Awards this semester.  While the award program has been around KU for over 20 years, this is the first group of recipients awarded through the Center for Undergraduate Research.  The Center received a strong pool of applicants this term, and would like to thank all of the students who applied and the research mentors who assisted them in developing a proposal.


Spring Student Programming
Visit our website to learn more about the Center's spring programming for undergraduate students.  We are continuing some longstanding KU programs, such as the Undergraduate Research Symposium, as well as providing some new opportunities for students to learn about and engage with undergraduate research.  Some highlights include:
  • Workshops on "Getting Started in Research"
  • A Research/Write-In to assist undergraduates working on large research and writing projects, such as a senior thesis.
  • Workshops to prepare students to write research proposals and give oral and poster presentations. 
  • The Undergraduate Research Symposium 
Welcome, Holly Storkel
The Center for Undergraduate Research has selected Professor Holly Storkel, Associate Professor in Speech-Language-Hearing, to serve as the initial Faculty Fellow. Storkel will serve a two-year term and will begin working on the promotion and development of undergraduate research across the campus, meet with faculty across the campus pertaining to  undergraduate research course construction, and will serve as the chair of the Center's Faculty Advisory Board.



Research Experience Program Updates

REP Included in KU Core:
This fall, the University Core Curriculum Committee approved the Research Experience Program to qualify for the new KU Core Curriculum that will go into effect in Fall, 2013.  This makes REP the first certification program to be approved as part of the core.  Completion of REP will satisfy the requirements for Goal 6, Integration and Creativity.
New Website

The Research Experience Program (REP) has a new look!  Visit our website to view an overview of the certification program, lists of qualifying courses, and guidelines about independent projects.  You'll also find some new content, including career resources for REP recipients.


KU is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

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