Center for Undergraduate Research

August 4, 2014

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100 students present at Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session    

Students attending 48 colleges and universities from 27 states and abroad presented work as part of the University of Kansas Summer Research Poster Session, which took place on July 25 at the Kansas Union.


The Center would like to thank all of the student presenters who shared their summer projects, as well as the many mentors who came to the poster session to show their support! 

View photos from the event on our Facebook page...

Read the press release listing student presenters and their mentors...

Call for 2014-2015
Student Research Ambassadors  

Is research an important part of your KU experience?  Do you want to share that experience with others and help them get involved?


KU's Research Ambassadors help their peers and potential KU students understand: 

What is research?

How do I get involved?

How can the Center for Undergraduate Research help?


Each KU Research Ambassador is expected to attend a session at the start of the fall and spring semesters to meet the other Research Ambassadors, learn more about undergraduate research at KU, and prepare to represent the Center for Undergraduate Research at events and during class visits.  Each Research Ambassador is expected to visit 3 classes per semester and take part in one Center-sponsored event per semester.  Finally, all Research Ambassadors are expected to help out at the Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on April 25, 2015. Preference will be given to students who have completed two or more semesters of research and are familiar with the Center's current programs, including the Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) and the Undergraduate Research Symposium.  Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply!   


Apply online by August 7th, 2014


Learn more and apply...

August Spotlights 

Alumnus spotlight:
Chris Waters, Associate Professor at Michigan State University
Major: Genetics, Class of 1997
View this spotlight.


Mentor spotlight: Kostas Kokkinakis

View this spotlight.



Student spotlight: Maggie Boyles

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

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