Center for Undergraduate Research

June 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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KU Teaching Summit 

Teachers and mentors: are you interested in incorporating research into your course plans for the fall, or would you like to refine your mentoring skills?  Join your colleagues at the KU Center for Teaching Excellence's annual Teaching Summit on August 22 and be sure to attend these sessions related to undergraduate research to spark some ideas:
  • "Flipped Classes: Using Class Time to Teach Introductory Research Skills," with Mike Vitevitch, Psychology, and Mark Mort, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • "Best Practices in Undergraduate Research Mentoring: Comparing Models across the Disciplines," with Robert Fiorentino, Linguistics, Jennifer Gleason, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Cima Katz, Visual Art.
  • "Measuring Undergraduate Learner Outcomes in Research-related Courses and Experiences: Implications for KU Core Goal 6," with Holly Storkel and Nancy Brady, Speech, Language, Hearing: Sciences and Disorders  
If you'd like to consult individually with Center staff about how to incorporate undergraduate research into your courses, just send us an email at  We'd love to meet with you!
For more information about the CTE's KU Teaching Summit, visit

Call for Applications:
KU Research Leaders 

The Center for Undergraduate Research is looking for students to serve as KU Research Leaders. These students will:
        • Provide feedback and guidance for our Center's programs
        • Represent undergraduate research at events  
        • Become better leaders, presenters, and peer mentors
        • Receive the first ever KU Research Leaders shirt

Interested? Fill out the application on our website by 5pm CST on August 27th. 




August Student Spotlight: Holly Lafferty 

Check out our new website feature, the student spotlight.  Learn all about Holly Lafferty's undergraduate research this month.

To nominate a student for the spotlight, email us at

Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium

Successful Summer Symposia

Over 90 students presented research at a variety of symposia this summer.  A list of these students and their mentors is posted on our website.

To view more photos, explore our Facebook page.

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

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