Center for Undergraduate Research

October 16, 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.

Upcoming Deadlines

Graduate Research Consultants:
November 8

Undergraduate Research Awards:
November 13

Upcoming Events

October 16 & 17, 4:00:
NSF Research Fellowship Workshops for Undergraduates

October 23, 2:00:
UGRA Information Session

October 25, 2:00:  Graduate Research Consultant Information Session

October 25, 3:30:  Meet a Researcher Mixer

November 7, 4:00:
UGRA Proposal Workshop

November 11, 11:00:
UGRA Proposal Workshop

Drop-In Office Hours: 11:00-1:00 every Friday, 151 Strong Hall

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Hawk Days: Meet a Researcher Mixer

Are you a student interested in learning about what research is and how to get involved at KU? Join us during Hawk Days on October 25th from 3:30-5:00pm in the Learning Studio located on the 3rd floor of Anschutz Library.  We'll be having an informal mixer for students to enjoy free sweet treats while meeting researchers at KU, including faculty, research staff, graduate students, and our undergraduate KU Research Leaders.  Learn more about research going on at KU and get to know someone new!

October Spotlights  

Visit the Center's website to view our October spotlights!



Enroll Today!: "Communicating
Science" Class

Science and Engineering undergrads: are you interested in learning how to better communicate your research?  Enroll in "Communicating Science" (cross-listed as BIOL 420, EVRN 420, CHEM 680, and GEOG 531), offered by Professor Val Smith, for the spring semester.  In this course, you will join a group of students from different departments to:
  • learn strategies for conveying scientific content clearly, concisely and/or persuasively to diverse audiences.
  • discuss globally-relevant scientific issues while learning how to analyze validity of data and credibility of sources.
  • educate and inspire others using hands-on activities.

This class offers a unique and valuable professional development opportunity for students, and has the option of earning service learning credit. 

Call for Applications: McNair Scholars Program

The McNair Scholars Program is seeking to admit new students to join the program.  The program helps undergraduate students become competitive candidates for graduate school and assists students with applications for graduate school and fellowship applications. Students also receive various financial assistance for their research engagements and application costs for graduate school.  The McNair Program serves students that are either from underrepresented minority groups or are first generation college students and come from low-income backgrounds.


Priority Deadline for applications: November 7  

Schedule your pre-application appointment by emailing
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