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Featured Resource: Science article


Interested in learning what the research says about the impact of undergraduate research experiences?  Check out this recent review article from Science.  While it primarily focuses on the impact of undergraduate research experiences in the natural sciences, there are many parallels with mentoring in other disciplines.  Be sure to check it out!  

Students: Recommend your
Mentor for an Award!  
Would you like to see your research mentors recognized for all of the great work they do?  The Center is currently taking student recommendations for our two mentor awards (one is for faculty, the other is for graduate students, postdocs, and staff).  Winners of both awards will receive a cash award and be recognized at KU's Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 25. 

Recommendations are due March 13th, and will then be forwarded to departments and supervisors for consideration in putting together full nomination packets.

Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall UGRAs  

The Center is currently accepting applications for Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) for the Summer and Fall 2015 semesters.  Each award provides a $1,000 stipend to support original, independent research, scholarship, or creative work. Get started on your proposal soon so you have time to get feedback: talk to your mentor, attend some of the upcoming Info Sessions and Proposal Workshops offered through our Center, and/or take your proposal to KU's Writing Center for feedback.  Be sure to stop by our office hours on Fridays (10 am-noon, in 151 Strong) if you have any questions along the way!    


Thinking like Scientists & Humanists: Upcoming CTE Sessions  
Instructors: check out these two upcoming lunch sessions at the Center for Teaching Excellence.  Both sessions focus on getting students to think like scholars in the field, and should be of interest to anyone who is wanting to incorporate research into their classes. 
  • Feb 26: Helping Students think like Scientists
    • With Rob Ward, Molecular Biosciences, who will discuss KU's implementation of the HHMI-funded SEA-PHAGES program, which engages students in a two-semester long open-ended laboratory course.
  • March 3: Thinking like a Humanist: What are the Benefits to Students?
    • With Emma Scioli, Classics, who will discuss the skills and dispositions humanities students learn by engaging in their disciplines.
Both sessions are from noon-1:00 in the Center for Teaching Excellence, 135 Budig Hall. Please RSVP at least two days prior to the workshop; space is limited! 

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

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