Student Research and Scholarly Activities Opportunities

OSU Research Week

During the week of February 19-21, 2014, 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 deadline to register for OSU Research Week is December 15, 2013. To learn more information about this event and to submit an abstract, go to https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/ResearchSymposium.

Internship Opportunity for STEM Students

The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) is now taking applications for a summer research internship 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. For further details, interested applicants should visit the NREIP website at http://nreip.asee.org to research other eligibility requirements and helpful information. The deadline to submit an application is January 6, 2014.

The Women of Color STEM Conference

The Women of Color STEM Conference will take place this year in the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. This Conference hosts influential STEM leaders in the country for a weekend of networking, collaboration, and professional development. Oklahoma State University invites all interested students to attend the event. The OSU group plans to leave on Friday, October 18 and return on Sunday, October 20. More information about the event is listed below.

  • This conference costs $175 per student.
  • Attendees do NOT have to be LSAMP Scholars in order to attend – they just have to pay their own way or find alternative funding.
  • Once they have a list of attendees, OSU will receive a discount code from the conference for a reduced registration cost.
  • The group registration deadline is September 27, 2013.

Anyone interested in the event should contact Fara Wilson at fara@okstate.edu or Kay Porter at kay.porter@okstate.edu.

Fall Internship Opportunity: Strategic Analyst Intern Project Plan

During the autumn of 2013, ISS (Integrated Service Solutions) will be offering an internship position for any junior or senior level students who may be interested. ISS is a facility management company providing integrated facility services to all size customers.  This opportunity in particular is for one of their largest clients, Hewlett Packard.  The work location is in Tulsa. For more information about this opportunity, please see the Strategic Analyst Intern Project Plan, or contact Donna Brawley, Training Program Manager at ISS Facility Services, at donna.brawley@hp.com.

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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