Center for Undergraduate Research

June 2013

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Summer Undergraduate Research Award winners announced     


This summer, 33 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects.  UGRA recipients receive $1,000 to support their research projects. KU students will use the funds this summer to help finance research trips to such destinations as Peru and England, as well as to support research taking place on the Lawrence campus. These undergraduate researchers join others on KU's campus, such as those in REU programs or the McNair Scholars Program, who are utilizing their summer breaks to pursue research opportunities.


Students and mentors can find more information about the Undergraduate Research Awards on our website.  The Center will accept the next round of proposals in the fall semester for research to be conducted in the spring of 2014.  

REU program kickoff event 

On May 19th the Center for Undergraduate Research hosted a kickoff dinner for students participating in one of KU's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs.  Around 90 students, faculty, and graduate students gathered in the Kansas Union for dinner and bowling to start off their summer of research.  These students' research experiences are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded to faculty in the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular Biosciences, as well as the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets.


Read more about the NSF's REU Programs...  


Share your research via social media

Are you doing or mentoring undergraduate research this summer? Great - you are part of a strong KU summer tradition!  Now you can post a picture of your research experience on our facebook page or tweet about it using the hashtag #ugresearchKU. Let's share this tradition with others!

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