Center for Undergraduate Research

March 24, 2014

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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Instructors: Encourage your students to attend the Symposium!     
KU's Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 26th) features some of the best undergraduate scholars on campus, and we want to make sure that their fellow students are there to hear about the amazing research being done by their peers.  Regardless of whether they are doing research themselves, going to the Symposium will open up students' eyes to their own capabilities and the opportunities available to them on campus. 

To encourage students to attend the Symposium, we'd like to assist instructors who offer class credit for attending the Symposium by providing documentation of student attendance. We'll email you a list of your students who attended--all you have to do is let us know that you're offering extra credit and tell your students about it!

Beginning students can participate in the Symposium by:
  • Hearing about their fellow students' research and creative projects
  • Attending a "Getting Started in Research" panel discussion
  • Entering to win a $25 giveaway  


Instructors: Learn more about giving class credit for attendance...

Students: Learn more about the Symposium...


Research Experience Program

Students--help make your undergraduate research experience stand out on resumes and grad school applications: apply for the Research Experience Program!  Students complete the certificate by taking coursework, doing research, and sharing that research through such venues as the Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Getting certified will earn you an official designation on your KU transcript.  If you're graduating this spring, be sure to turn in your application by May 9.  


Learn more and apply...  



Undergraduate research featured in Kansas Alumni magazine

Don't miss the feature story on undergraduate research in the latest edition of Kansas Alumni magazine!  The story features current Undergraduate Research Award applicants and winners, instructors, Graduate Research Consultants, and, of course, the friendly faces of the staff here at the Center.   


 Read the Kansas Alumni magazine article...   



Is your department celebrating undergraduate research this spring?  Let us know!

Does your department have a departmental symposium or exhibition for undergraduate researchers?  Is your class doing a poster session to share the results of their capstone research projects?  If you're involved in planning a celebration of undergraduate research this spring, we'd love to know about it so we can help publicize your event.  Just send us an email at to let us know the details.   


Email us the details about your spring event... 



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

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