Center for Undergraduate Research

October 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.

Upcoming Events & Deadlines
Drop in office hours (151 Strong Hall):
10 am-noon,
every Friday

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Undergraduate Research Awards:
Workshops & Deadlines

Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) provide undergraduate students with $1,000 to fund faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and explore a wide range of topics.


Proposals for spring 2015 UGRAs are due Nov. 6. Interested students are encouraged to attend the upcoming information sessions and proposal workshops.   


Info Session: 10/8, 12-1pm, Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union  


Info Session: 10/23, 4-5pm, Big 12 Rm, Kansas Union  


Proposal Workshop: 11/4, 4-5pm, Jayhawk Rm, Kansas Union  


Proposal Workshop: 11/5, 12-1pm, Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union   



Learn more about the UGRAs... 

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  Tea @ 3  

Thursday, October 23rd
4th floor Lobby of Kansas Union

Tea @ 3 and undergraduate research are both longstanding KU traditions. It was only a matter of time before they got together.  Enjoy
free tea and snacks while you meet undergraduate students doing research as well as more seasoned researchers on campus.  This event is great for students wanting to learn about how to get involved in research.  And if you're already involved, it's a great way to meet other undergraduate researchers.  While you're there, check in with us for a chance to win a free t-shirt. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Student Union Activities (SUA).

 Mentoring 101:  
Tips and Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers
Wednesday, October 22nd 
Centennial Rm, Kansas Union 
In this interactive workshop, graduate students will learn tips and strategies for mentoring undergraduate researchers. We will share strategies for preparing students to get started in research, troubleshooting problems as they arise, and managing the time demands of mentoring undergraduate researchers. The workshop is open to any KU graduate student, including those who have not yet started mentoring students and those who already have several years experience.

Register for this event...

October Spotlights 

Alumna: Jamie Branch, Fulbright Scholar & Researcher
Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Mentor:  Leslie Bennett
Department:  Theatre 

Student: Bryce Tappan
Major:  Chemistry

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

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