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Featured Resource: Fall Class Visits


Are you teaching a class this fall? We would love to visit your class for 5-10 minutes to tell your students about undergraduate research at KU. Sign up for a visit from one of our student Research Ambassadors using our online form or email us at 

Apply now to be a KU
Research Ambassador  

Is research an important part of your KU experience?  Do you want to share that experience and help others 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. These sessions include tips and practice with public speaking and communicating your research to a broad audience.
  • Visit 3 classes per semester and take part in one Center-sponsored event per semester. 
  • Help out at the Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on April 23, 2016.

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 28th, 2015. Email any questions to  

Faculty to share experiences at Teaching Summit     
Join us at the Center for Teaching Excellence's annual Teaching Summit on August 20th. Faculty from across campus will share their tips and lead discussion about balancing research projects and content in classes, mentoring students as research assistants, and adding experiential learning as part of a course. 
84 students presented
at Summer Poster Session  

Summer is an active time for undergraduate research on KU's campus.  84 students from around the world took part in research with KU faculty this summer and presented their research at our poster session held on July 31 in the The Commons. 


August Spotlights  

Alumna: Tanya Stoyanova 
KU Major: Biology, Class of 2003



Mentor: Andreas Moller 

Department: Geology

Student: Cameron Arnold
Majors: Petroleum Engineering


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

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