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FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium: March 26th, 2012, Strozier Library, 10am – 2pm
All Students Welcome!
Come join us for the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium! The Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual showcase for undergraduate student researchers to present their work to the university community. The symposium is an interdisciplinary event that showcases research and creative activities from across campus. 125 student researchers, including those from the FSU's new Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), will present their work as oral and poster presentations. Refreshments will be provided.
Undergrad students—come, get inspired, and learn how to create your own research or creative project!
Learn more about our presenters by downloading the symposium program at http://our.fsu.edu/pdf/flyer.pdf
The symposium will be held: March 26th, 2012, Strozier Library, 10am – 2pm
Nominate your faculty research mentor for new $2,000 award!
To celebrate and encourage faculty involvement in undergraduate research, we are giving research faculty mentors an "Undergraduate Research Mentor Award." The award comes with a $2,000 stipend and recognition at the FSU faculty awards night in late April.
The first stage of selection works through student nomination, so we'll need you to fill out the Faculty Research Mentor Nominee Information form and return it (along with the nomination letter outlined in the document) to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 4th at 4pm.
We believe this award will encourage faculty participation in
undergraduate research, so please take the time to nominate your
faculty mentor if you believe he or she is deserving.
Florida State University Spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Strozier Library, 10am – 2:00pm
The Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual showcase for undergraduate student researchers to present their work to the university community. The symposium is an interdisciplinary event that welcomes research and creative activities from across campus. Students are invited to present their honors thesis work, the results of their directed individual studies, UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) research, and any other research or creative endeavor that they have done under the direction of a faculty member. This symposium supports completed projects and research and/or creative works in progress. We encourage students who have not yet completed their research to submit an abstract as this is an excellent opportunity for feedback from faculty and peers. Some tips on writing an abstract can be found here.
Applications to present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium can be found here: http://our.undergrad.fsu.edu/our/our_symposium/
Applications are due by 4 p.m. on February 11, 2013
Apply for a Meeting of the Minds Research Conference Travel Award
Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research, this award covers all conference costs for selected students to present their research at the annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) undergraduate research conference, “Meeting of the Minds,” to be held this year at Wake Forest University from April 4-6, 2013.
Application Deadline: January 23, 2013
Click here for the application.
Apply for a Global Scholars Travel Award 2013
PURPOSE: The Global Scholars Travel Award is a need-based stipend designed to help students participate in FSU’s Global Scholars program who may not otherwise be able to take part due to financial obstacles. The Global Scholars program aims to dramatically increase the number of FSU students who volunteer, intern, and conduct research in the developing world. The program offers unique experiences that challenge students through immersive service opportunities in developing communities, and it offers pre- and post-program activities that are designed to maximize the students’ field work engagement. In the end, the Global Scholars Program hopes to cultivate active citizens of the world who can engage with different cultural perspectives, lead fulfilled lives, and make a positive difference for others.
AWARD DESCRIPTION: Selected recipients will receive a stipend of up to $2000 to cover expenses associated with participating in FSU’s Global Scholars Program. Funds may be used for general program costs, living expenses, and/or travel.
Applications are due to the Office of Undergraduate Research (UCA 3600) by 4 p.m. on January 14, 2013. For more information about the Global Scholars program: http://our.fsu.edu/globalscholars.html. For more information about the Global Scholars Travel Award and to apply: Click Here. For any questions about Global Scholars or the Travel Award, please contact Latika Young, Assistant Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, at email@example.com.
Gain a Unique Experience Teaching Research: Be a UROP Leader
The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) offers a rare opportunity for first- and second-year students to partner with our excellent faculty as research assistants. UROP Leaders facilitate this process by leading a UROP Colloquium—a one credit-hour course that introduces UROP students to research in their discipline. UROP Leaders commit to teaching this course for an entire academic year while working to facilitate relationships between students, faculty, and the Office of Undergraduate Research through UROP.
The UROP Leader is a highly competitive position, and students who serve as one gain unique experience in teaching, leadership, and research. Applications are due by October 15th, so apply to be a Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 UROP Leader today! If you have questions, please direct them to Jacob Gibbons, Assistant to the Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application can be found here: UROP Leader Application
Florida State University Undergraduate Research Symposium
March 27, 2012, Strozier Library, 10am – 2 pm
The Twelth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a showcase for undergraduate student researchers to present their work to the university community. Nearly 70 undergraduates from all disciplines will present current or recently completed academic projects showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at Florida State University. The Symposium serves as a resource for undergraduates not yet engaged in research and creative pursuits to learn how fellow students have developed their intellectual interests, current projects, and faculty connections.
Learn more about our presenters by downloading the symposium program at click here
Call for applications from first year students! FSU Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)
Call for applications from first year students!
The Office of Undergraduate Research is launching its new program: The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). UROP offers a rare opportunity for students to partner with our excellent faculty as research assistants. Students in UROP work closely with faculty and peers, receive mentorship and training in the UROP Colloquium class, and present their contributions in the Spring Research Symposium.
Starting in Fall 2012, UROP aims to enhance the academic culture of our student body, helping them to contribute to the world and achieve their academic, personal, and career goals.
Through UROP, students get research training, research experience as an assistant to a professor, and a conference presentation all in one year. The program is limited to 100 underclassmen. Go to http://our.fsu.edu/urop.html for more information and to apply.
Application Deadline for current first year students: Closed.
Application Deadline for incoming students: May 8th, 2012.
Want to do something different? Volunteer in Africa, Asia, or Latin America this summer or next year with FSU's new Global Scholars Program
Announcing FSU's new Global Scholars Program:
Do you want to do something different? Do you want to challenge yourself? Do you want an experience that will dramatically change your life for the better? Do you want to work to help others in the developing world?
FSU's new Global Scholars program offers immersive experiences volunteering, interning, and/or researching in a public service capacity in a developing country. Working for a minimum of 2 months, students will address direct human needs through roles in education, youth development, social care, healthcare, or other related projects.
We're looking for students to fill placements this summer: We have projects for FSU students in Bolivia, Peru, Ghana, Tanzania, Thailand, and India. We also have a partnership with an organization that can connect students with non-profits on the ground in dozens of countries.
But you don't have to go in the summer--in fact, you could spend the next 12 months in a developing country through the Global Scholars program (like a British Gap Year). Academic credit and financial aid may be available.
There's little time left for this summer, so go to http://our.fsu.edu/globalscholars.html for more information and to apply!
Call for Applications! Disasters and Community Research Fellowship (DCRF)
Call for applications from graduate and undergraduate students!
The FSU Office of Undergraduate Research, with funding from the Emergency Management & Homeland Security program at FSU, is excited to announce a new award for FSU students. The Disasters and Community Research Fellowship (DCRF) offers funding to graduate and undergraduate students to engage in research or creative endeavors addressing risks and disasters facing communities, in a domestic or international setting.
The DCRF program was created to empower students to use research or creative endeavors to shed light on disaster challenges facing communities. The program also serves to create research relationships between FSU students and communities. The outcome of the DCRF is a research presentation that specifically explores unique aspects of disasters and communities. Students may apply as individuals or groups. Individual applicants will receive up to a$3,000 stipend and groups will receive up to a $5,000 stipend to carry out their proposed research for eight to twelve weeks under the direction of a supervising professor. Funds may be used for living expenses, materials, and/or travel.
Go to http://our.fsu.edu/awards.html for more information and to apply.
Call for Applications! Student Council For Undergraduate Research & Creativity
The Office of Undergraduate Research is now calling for applications to join the Student Council for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (SCURC). This fantastic council serves to promote undergraduate research throughout Florida State University, mentor student researchers, and publish The Owl, FSU's Undergraduate Research Journal.
There are two branches of SCURC: the editorial board and the research ambassadors. The editorial board works together closely to market The Owl, obtain and edit manuscripts, design the journal, and market the journal upon release.
The research ambassadors work closely together to promote awareness of undergraduate research. By generating awareness we hope to increase the number of students engaged in research projects at FSU. We also want to convey to students that research is tangible and important. SCURC believes that participating in undergraduate research can add a particular depth to one’s education, allowing students to gain a greater appreciation of their field, insight into how knowledge is constructed, and experience with how research can be used for social change.
This is a rare opportunity to take a leadership role in the research publication process, an experience which would clearly benefit you when applying for graduate school and conducting your own work. The application can be found here. You can find out more about the council at http://our.fsu.edu/council.html.
Florida State University Undergraduate Research Symposium
March 29, 2011, Strozier Library, 10am – 2 pm
The Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium is a showcase for undergraduate student researchers to present their work to the university community. Undergraduates from all disciplines will present current or recently completed academic projects showcasing the diversity of topics, approaches, and interests at Florida State University. The Symposium serves as a resource for undergraduates not yet engaged in research and creative pursuits to learn how fellow students have developed their intellectual interests, current projects, and faculty connections. Learn more about our presenters here.
Koerner and Lubitz win the second annual ACC Fellowships
Two Florida State University students have been awarded the university’s second annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Fellowships for Undergraduate Research. Joshua Koerner, a junior biological science major, and Rachel Lubitz, a senior International Affairs and Anthropology major, were awarded $5,000 each to pursue research projects during the Spring and Summer of 2011. They join their counterparts at the other 11 ACC universities, all of which are showcasing and promoting cutting-edge research and innovative creative work by undergraduates. More...
2010 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award Symposium, Sept. 30, 2010
This is our biggest event of the year, showcasing the research projects of our most recent ACC, URCAA, and MRCE award winners.