Undergraduate Student Research
2016 Conference Information
The seventh annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference and will be held Sept. 30, 2016, at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Executive Conference Center in Oklahoma City.
Registration fee is $50 for faculty members, $75 for administrators and free for student panelists. All presenters except student panelists are expected to register. Registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.
2015 Conference Resources and Presentations
The sixth annual Promoting Undergraduate Research Conference and Workshop was held in September 2015 at the Presbyterian Health Foundation Conference Center in Oklahoma City.
Valarie A. O'Brien – Classroom-Based Research Experience in a Non-Majors Core Course: A Successful Strategy (PDF, 961k)
Mick Healey – Strategies for Developing a Research Active Curriculum (PPT, 2.7m)
Mick Healey – How to Develop Inquiry Based Learning Activities (PPT, 696k)
Co-op Internships and Summer Research Opportunities (external link)
Linda Mason – Finding Funding for Undergraduate Research (PPTX, 961k)
2013 DataOne Summer Internship, New Mexico (PDF, 72k)
2013 Research Experience for Undergraduates, George E. Brown Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) (PDF, 182k)
Rutgers University, Summer 2013 (PDF, 188k)
Long Island University, Summer 2013 (PDF, 184k)
Research Day at the Capitol (PDF, 11k)
Student Research Competition RFP (PDF, 160k)
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Summer Program (PDF, 61k)
ECU SIFE Team National Finalist in Contest (external link)
Math Paper Wins Award for Student (external link)
Students to Receive Awards for High-Quality Undergraduate Research
Seven Oklahoma Students Named Brad Henry International Scholars
Undergraduate Student Research News, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (external link)
Undergraduate Student Research News, Vol. 1, Issue 2 (external link)
Undergraduate Student Research News, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (external link)
XSEDE Scholars Program (PDF, 176k)
Oklahoma Institutional Programs: East Central University (PDF, 19k)
Oklahoma Institutional Programs: Northeastern State University (PDF, 17k)
Oklahoma Institutional Programs: Southeastern OK State University (PDF, 47k)
Mainstreaming Undergraduate Research and Inquiry: Web-Based Resources and a Request for Examples (PDF, 26k)
Undergraduate Student Research Grant Opportunities (PDF, 114k)
Program Grant Opportunities for Colleges and Universities (PDF, 23k)
Oklahoma College and University Undergraduate Programs (PDF, 35k)
Journals Accepting Undergraduate Research Papers (PDF, 20k)
Biennial Report for the Council on Undergraduate Research (external link)
Developing Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (external link)
Hispanic Student Awards (external link)
- Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research: Fostering Excellence and Enhancing the Impact (external link) – Edited by Mary K. Boyd and Jodi L. Wesemann.
- Developing and Sustaining a Research-Supportive Curriculum: A Compendium of Successful Practices (external link) – Edited by Kerry K. Karukstis and Timothy E. Elgren.
- Undergraduate Research at Community Colleges (external link) – Publication is available in full-text online by clicking the above link. Edited by Brent D. Cejda and Nancy Hensel (Dr. Penny Coggins, Redlands Community College, contributed to this monograph.).
- How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers – By Carolyn Ash Merkel, California Institute of Technology, and Shenda M. Baker, Harvey Mudd College.
- How To Develop and Administer Institutional Undergraduate Research Programs
- How To Get Started in Research
- Reinvigorating the Undergraduate Experience: Successful Models Supported by NSF’s AIRE/RAIRE Program – Edited by Linda Kauffman and Janet Stocks, Carnegie Mellon University.
Eloquent Science: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Writer, Speaker, & Atmospheric Scientist (external link)
This book – written by David M. Schultz and published by the American Meteorlogical Society – is a direct outgrowth of Daphne LaDue’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Oklahoma. Schultz started teaching the scientific communication to students, and it evolved eventually into this book. Chapter 8 is online in full and is written using examples from what Schultz knows best – meteorology – but is general information applicable to anyone. Schultz is a professor of experimental meteorology in the Division of Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, and the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki, Finland, and a reader at the Centre for Atmospheric Science, School of Earth, Atmospheric, and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester. He was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., received his bachelor's degree from MIT. in 1987, his master's degree from the University of Washington in 1990, and his doctorate from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 1996.
National Science Foundation (NSF) REU Programs (external link)
In annual and final project reports, PIs of REU awards are required provide data on REU student participants. For details, see the publication REU Site Awards: Guidelines for Use of NSF FastLane Project Reports System (NSF 01-124).
NSF REU Office of Cyberinfrastructure of REU, Dr. Robert Pennington, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.292.7025.
Oklahoma Study Abroad (opens in new window)
Oklahoma Study Abroad is a clearinghouse of information for students looking for study-abroad programs offered at Oklahoma public colleges and universities.
Registry of Undergraduate Researchers (external link)
Please encourage your students to sign up for the Registry of Undergraduate Researchers. The purpose of this registry is to facilitate connections between undergraduates and graduate schools seeking high-quality students who are well prepared for research. More information and the submission form are available at www.cur.org/ugreg. Graduate schools that are interested in purchasing a subscription to the registry should contact Robin Howard at email@example.com. Read letter to students from Robin Howard, senior director of membership services for CUR (PDF, 50k).
Student Assessment of Their Learning Gains SALG / URSSA - Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (external link)
SALG helps faculty assess learning in science courses. A specific version, "URSSA – Second Version," of the SALG can be used to assess undergraduate student research experiences. Both instruments were developed at the University of Colorado for programs and departments to use in assessing the student outcomes of undergraduate research. URSSA focuses on what students learn from their UR experience, rather than whether they liked it. If you have questions or comments about URSSA and its use, contact Anne-Barrie Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Research Student Self-Assessment (URSSA) (external link)
URSSA is an online survey instrument developed at the University of Colorado for programs and departments to use in assessing the student outcomes of undergraduate research (UR). URSSA focuses on what students learn from the UR experience, rather than whether they liked it. Direct questions or comments about URSSA and its use to Anne-Barrie Hunter at email@example.com.
Understanding Science (external link)
Understanding Science is a free website resource sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of California Museum of Paleontology of UC at Berkeley, in collaboration with a diverse group of scientists and teachers, and was funded by the NSF.
Council on Undergraduate Student Research (external link)
National Conference for Undergraduate Research (external link)
Summer Internships (provides information on internships, in particular, paid summer research internships) (external link)