Center for Undergraduate Research

April 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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It's Symposium Time!   

The biggest KU undergraduate research event of the year is here--KU's 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is this Saturday, April 26, starting at 1 pm.

The event will feature over 100 student presenters from 25 departments across campus.  Six competitively selected students will be presenting ACE Research Talks, which are designed to showcase students that can present their research in an (A)ccessible, (C)reative, and (E)ngaging way.  Students new to research can attend one of the "Getting Started in Research" panels to learn how to get involved in research in their discipline.

Nominees for the two undergraduate research mentor awards, one for faculty and one for graduate students/staff, will be recognized at the Symposium Banquet dinner. 

The 2014 mentor award winners are:

  • Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (graduate student/staff):
    • 2014 Award Winner: Rachel Bowes, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Honorable Mention: Jacob Carter, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday! 


Read more about the Symposium...

View the full Symposium program (pdf)...

Faculty Involvement Opportunities

 The Center for Undergraduate Research has two upcoming opportunities for faculty interested in being involved with our Center for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years:
  • Faculty Advisory Board: We are currently seeking faculty interested in serving on our Faculty Advisory Board from Fall 2014 through the Spring 2016 semester.  Advisory Board members are expected to attend four meetings per academic year.  If interested, fill out the Faculty Advisory Board Interest Form by May 9, 2014.
  • Faculty Fellow: The Center is also seeking applications for the Faculty Fellow position for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.  The primary focus of the Fellow's position will be to develop and implement a project that promotes undergraduate research at KU. Though the time commitment will vary somewhat during a given semester, it is expected that a Faculty Fellow's commitment to the Center will include an average of four hours per week.  As compensation, Faculty Fellows will receive a $7,500 stipend paid in the summer session.  If interested, please read the full call for applications and email your application to John Augusto by
    May 9, 2014.

Find out more about faculty involvement opportunities...



Spring Research Events
Departments across campus are featuring their students' research and creative projects this spring.  We encourage you to visit some of these upcoming events to see the great work KU students are doing!
  • April 29, 4:00 pm: "SUPER: Symposium for Undergraduate Psychology Engagement and Research;" Big XII Room, Kansas Union. Learn more (doc)... 
  • May 6th & May 8th, 9:30 am-11:00 am: Cultural Anthropology poster presentations; projects from Prof. Akiko Takeyama's ANTH 108/308 class.  Snacks provided. Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union. 
  • May 6-18: "Works in Progress: Student Collaborations Addressing the Environment"; a series of photo essays resulting from the collaboration between Prof. Paul Stock's SOC/EVRN 385 class and Prof. Bryon Darby's PHMD 500 class; Spencer Museum of Art Learning Gallery. 
  • May 16-20: Visual Art Senior Show; Art & Design Gallery; Learn more...   

Featured Video
Check out this video of Bryne Gonzalez talking about his research in Speech-Language-Hearing:
KU undergrad conducts research in electrical hearing lab
KU undergrad conducts research in electrical hearing lab



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

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