Center for Undergraduate Research

June 3, 2014

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19 Summer Undergraduate Research Award Recipients Announced 

The recipients receive $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and explore a wide range of topics.  Students apply for the award by writing a four-page research proposal under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Proposals are evaluated on the merit of the applicant's proposal, the applicant's academic record, and a recommendation letter from the faculty mentor. Increased interest in the UGRAs this academic year resulted in a highly competitive selection process, with around 50 percent of proposals receiving funding.


  Read more about the Undergraduate Research Awards...

June Spotlights 

Alumnus spotlight:
Stephen Floor, Postdoctoral Fellow
Major: Physics & Computer Science, Class of 2005
View this spotlight.


Mentor spotlight: Kapila Silva
Department: Architecture
View this spotlight.




Student spotlight: Yichi Zhang
Major: Psychology
View this spotlight.



We're still looking for more alumni to feature on our website, so please forward this to anyone you know who might be interested in being featured.  They can fill out the alumni spotlight form here.
Upcoming Summer Research Events 

Students taking part in summer research programs at KU and their mentors enjoyed the Summer Research Kickoff event on May 30 including dinner and a scavenger hunt.

Our Center will host two workshops leading up to the summer research poster session for all students doing summer research at KU:


Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop
Wednesday June 11, 4-5pm, Relays Room, Burge Union

Everyone is welcome, no RSVP required. This interactive session will focus on contemporary issues facing researchers and serve as a follow up to the CITI Program Tutorials that we recommend all students complete: Poster Presentation Basics Workshop
Monday July 14, 4-5pm, Gridiron Room, Burge Union
All undergraduate researchers are welcome, no RSVP required. Join us for an interactive session about the nuts and bolts of putting together a poster presentation.  



Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session

July 25, 2014 10am-12pm

Ballroom, Kansas Union 

All undergraduate researchers are welcome to present. 



View our calendar listing even more summer research events...  


Want to share your summer research experience with the KU community?   #ExploreKU is the hashtag for you! 

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

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