Student Research and Scholarly Activities Opportunities

OSU Research Week

During the week of February 16-20, 2015, Oklahoma State University will be hosting OSU Research Week. College students—not only OSU students—are welcome to participate. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to present their research.            

The 2015 Research Week schedule is still in the planning stages. Information will be updated at http://researchweek.okstate.edu/content/contact-us.

Internship Opportunity for STEM Students

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) offers summer research internships at a Department of Navy laboratory. NREIP offers a great opportunity for those interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics field to receive a hands-on research experience with a mentor and to receive a generous stipend, as well.

The primary eligibility requirement is that the student be currently enrolled in an accredited four-year university. Application information will be announced during Fall 2014.

The Women of Color STEM Conference

The 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference will take place October 23-25, 2014, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. This conference hosts influential STEM leaders in the country for a weekend of networking, collaboration, and professional development. More information is available at http://intouch.ccgmag.com/page/woc_conference

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

The mission of the Council on Undergraduate Research is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.  More information is available at http://www.cur.org/ncur_2015/

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: December 2, 2014
  • Registration Deadline: March 12, 2015
  • Event Date: April 16-18, 2015
  • Location: Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.

Registry of Undergraduate Researchers (Council on Undergraduate Research)

The Council on Undergraduate Research hosts a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers.  The purpose of this registry is to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates who have research experience and a desire to pursue an advanced degree, with graduate schools seeking high quality students who are well prepared for research.  The Registry is open to students and graduate schools in the fields of Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

Any undergraduate may go to http://www.cur.org/projects_and_services/registry/student_register/ to fill out a simple curriculum vitae form.  There is no charge to the student and records will be made available to bona fide Graduate Schools or research programs that contract with CUR for this service.  Organizations or companies seeking the students’ information for other marketing purposes will not be granted access.  Graduate School representatives may contact students to invite applications or visits to the campus and laboratory, or to share information about their research programs and financial support opportunities.

Graduate schools may provide a link to their websites, and may provide a short description of opportunities, such as research fields and fellowships. It will also be possible for institutions to place an ad on the database website if the content is related to the mission of CUR and the Undergraduate Registry.

For graduate schools that wish to review the student information, there is an access fee of $1,500 for the entire database, or $300 for one specific discipline.  Again, there is no cost to you as a student to create a profile.

We hope that students who are currently in their junior year will register now, but anyone with undergraduate research experience may register at any time.  You will be able to update your listing as appropriate, to include any summer research experience or information about Senior Theses and test scores.  We also welcome submissions by students who are engaged in Masters' Degree programs now but who plan on going on to a PhD program. Just fill out the information as if you are an undergraduate on the form including the date you intend to enter a PhD program and your date of completion of your undergraduate degree.  Upload a link to your CV that contains complete information about your MS/MA degree activity (school, subject, thesis topic (if applicable), and advisor).

CUR believes that this service will be a great benefit for both students and graduate schools by narrowing the search for the right match.  So if you are interested in graduate school, please take a moment to register now.  Be sure to include a statement of your research interests, as this will be important for making the match.

If you have any questions, please contact Robin Howard, Senior Director for Membership Services, Operations and Information Technology, at the Council of Undergraduate Research at robin@cur.org.

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