Center for Undergraduate Research

September 3, 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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This shirt could be yours!
What does your research look like?  
Show us! 

We're giving out a free t-shirt to the first 75 undergraduate students that post a photo of themselves doing their research on one of our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Post your photo with the tag #ugresearchKU and then stop by our office to pick up your shirt.  The goal of this contest is help out all of the new Jayhawks on campus right now.  Many students have heard about research but are not sure what that means in their field.  So we hope to see photos representing all departments on campus! 


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Jeff Hall
Faculty Fellow for 2014-2016 

We are pleased to announce that Jeffrey Hall, Communication Studies, will join our Center as the Faculty Fellow from 2014-2016.  Jeff plans to interview and survey faculty on their practices in mentoring undergraduate research with the goals of gathering best practices and providing tips for how our Center can best support faculty mentors

Faculty Advisory Board for 2014-2016

We also recently selected our 2014-2016 Faculty Advisory Board.  This group meets several times each year to provide feedback about new ideas as well as ongoing programs.

Nancy BradySpeech Language Hearing
Nathaniel BrunsellGeography and Atmospheric Sciences
Ruthann AtchleyPsychology
Yvonnes ChenSchool of Journalism & Mass Communications
Stevin GehrkeChemical and Petroleum Engineering
Jennifer GleasonEcology and Evolutionary Biology
Sheyda JahanbaniHistory
Scott HeftyMolecular Biosciences
Joshua RosenbloomEconomics, History
Jason MatejkowskiSchool of Social Welfare
Catherine SchwoererManagement, School of Business
Bryon DarbyPhoto Media
Peter ZazzaliTheatre
Jeff HallCommunications Studies

September Spotlights 

Alumnus: Joseph Rendall, Peace Corps Volunteer
Major: Architectural Engineering

Learn more about Joseph...

Mentor: Megan Kaminski
Department: English

Learn more about Megan...

Student: Jenny Stern
Major: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Learn more about Jenny...
Featured Video     
Sukhindervir Sandhu's research with Dr. Lena Hileman, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, was recently featured by KU. Watch the video by clicking the image below:

Stop and learn from the flowers.

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

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