Posters on the Hill 2014--Call for Abstracts
Submission Period: September 2-November 4, 2013
Students are asked to submission abstracts of their research, scholarship, or creative activity and discuss its significance to society.
As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant's words, work, and stories. Undergraduate research must be among those programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported.
In the spring of 2014, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 18th Annual Posters on the Hill. There will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to member of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.
Event Date: TBD. The exact dates for Posters on the Hill will be set once the Congressional calendar for spring 2014 is finalized.
Students: The Council on Undergraduate Research invites you to submit an abstract for the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill. Your research should represent one of CUR’s Divisions (Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/Astronomy, Psychology, and Social Sciences). Abstract submissions should describe your research, scholarship, or creative activity and discuss its significance to society (i.e. what larger issues or problems were you trying address or understand?; how does your work relate to current policy issues?).
Advisors: You will receive an email confirmation when your student submits an application. This email will include directions on how to upload an electronic letter of recommendation. Please note that the letter must be submitted no later than the deadline of November 4, 2013 and must be on institution letterhead. Without a letter of recommendation, an application will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. Only one letter of recommendation should be sent, and the signature on the letter must match the name of the advisor listed in the application. Multiple advisors may sign the single letter.
Questions? For questions about the submission process, please contact Mary Pat Twomey, Manager for Student Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the event, please contact MeLisa Zackery, Director of Conferences and Meeting Services, at email@example.com.
Call for Submissions
Have you written a research paper or conducted lab research? Present your findings at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research! Register by Friday, October 25th!
The Council on Undergraduate Research is offering two exciting grant workshops for faculty members interested in student scholarship. Check out this great opportunity!
Workshop # 1: Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities:
California State University, Sacramento November 8-10, 2013
Applications are open through September 20, 2013. Last year’s institute filled to capacity! Click here, or see the link below to apply early to this event:
Workshop # 2: Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California
November 22-24, 2013.The deadline to apply is October 11, 2013. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, click here or see link below:
Disclaimer: Participation support is subject to approval from Dean or Chair and not available from SRI.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will co-host a one-day workshop with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on October 22, 2013. The one-day workshop will be held in Long Island, NY and will focus on understanding the NSF grant proposal and merit review process. The NSF will assist new faculty as well as other research scientists and educators from the New York and the northeast region to learn more about the full scope of NSF supported research, education programs and priorities. Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has been secured by CSHL to help defray participant costs so that registration fees can be held to a minimum. Register early to secure your spot!
The Association of American Colleges & Universities, AAC&U, will be holding a conference entitled, Transforming STEM Education: Inquiry, Innovation, Inclusion, and Evidence. The conference will emphasize practices involving student engagement in integrative STEM learning, across the curriculum, with problem-based inquiry, and cross-disciplinary analysis.
Name: A Network for Academic Renewal Conference
Date: October 31–November 2, 2013
Location: San Diego, California
Register by September 26 for best conference rates.