Category Archives: STEM

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Greetings CCURI colleagues,

I am VERY excited to announce a partnership that we have just finalized with the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology. This program is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, storms, forest harvest, wildlife dynamics, biodiversity and invasive species. Program dates are May 22 – August 4, 2017

I have been working with Edythe Ellin, Director of Administration for Harvard Forest on this partnership. We are going to be moving forward with a co-sponsored program that will be used to identify qualified community college students for their summer 2017 program. This is where we need your help. If you have students who would be interested in this amazing opportunity, then CCURI and Harvard Forest would like to bring them into the program. The application process is contained entirely online.

http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/other-tags/reu

NOTE: Before beginning the application process, CCURI would like to identify 10 candidates for consideration in the 2017 program. While we will be giving priority to candidates identified from the current CCURI partner schools, we will consider candidates from any of our Nation’s Community Colleges. We would like to do that as soon as possible so that we can begin mentoring those students through the application process. Harvard Forest WILL be interviewing our candidates for the program as part of our commitment to conduct the pre-screening and mentoring prior to submitting the application.

Time is sensitive. Applications are due February 3rd. I would like to have a conference call with the candidates in January. As you can see below, the benefits package we have assembled is extensive and represents an amazing opportunity for your students. We hope that you can help us by identifying the students that you would like to put forward for the program. For this current year, we can commit to the following benefits for up to 6 accepted candidates, so it is important that you move fast.

Harvard Forest / CCURI Program – Student Benefit Package Provided by Harvard Forest

· Stipend of $5775 for the 11-week session.
· Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House.
· Free full meal plan.
· Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Forest.

Benefits provided by CCURI

· CCURI faculty mentors to help with developing the application, including essay drafts and interview coaching.
· CCURI Website feature highlighting students and their summer 2016 Harvard Forest projects.
· Financial support to attend a discipline-specific conference with a faculty mentor to showcase their project upon completion of the Harvard Forest program.
· Invitation to attend the CCURI National Undergraduate Research Showcase in Washington D.C. in 2019. Full travel expenses covered for the student researcher and faculty mentor.

For now, we ask that you forward the following information to me directly (at hewletja@flcc.edu )

Faculty sponsor name:
Institution Name:
Candidate Name:
Address: Phone#:
Email:
Name and email of two (2) faculty who will be willing to provide a reference letter (one of these can be the faculty sponsor):

Once I have this information from you, I will be sending out some information regarding the prescreening and mentoring that will be provided through CCURI, along with some information from Harvard Forest on how to put together the application. As previously mentioned, I would like to identify 10 strong candidates for the pilot program and have a conference call with the group in January. I am confident that this opportunity will open up many more doors for our student candidates, faculty mentors, partnering institutions, and CCURI as a whole. I am looking forward to working with you on this and hope that you can work within the time constraints that we are under.

Sincerely,
Professor James A. Hewlett
Executive Director Community College Undergraduate Research Institute

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Opps

 

 

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Training Opportunities

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a Department of Energy facility managed and operated by Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Its diverse array of complementary, and often unique, programs include the following:

  • Science education programs
  • Research and training in workforce health, safety, and security
  • Emergency preparedness and response
  • Radiological site characterization and cleanup verification
  • Technical training systems
  • Integrated scientific and technical expertise

ORISE Fellowship Program

The Research Participation Program for CDC, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) provides opportunities for members of the academic community (i.e., postgraduates, students, and faculty) to participate in DLS programs, projects, and activities. The program is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The goal of the ORISE Fellowship program is to enhance the educational programs offered by academic institutions, strengthen the scientific and technical manpower base, transfer knowledge and technology to the academic community, and support a growing national commitment to science education.

College and university faculty, students, and post-graduates are provided opportunities for hands-on participation in research and development activities at federal laboratories. To be eligible for the program,

  1. Postgraduate participants must have received a college degree within five years of the date of appointment,
  2. Student participants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university, and
  3. Faculty participants must be a full-time faculty member at an accredited U.S. college or university.

These requirements help ensure that participants are still engaged in formal education and that the experience will enhance their personal education and skills. As a result of these appointments, technology is introduced (or reintroduced) into the universities and colleges and integrated into campus-based instruction and research programs. The ORISE program provides opportunities for participants to

  • Enhance their professional development in science, mathematics, and engineering areas
  • Become familiar with the research areas of the Division of Laboratory Sciences
  • Develop as scientists and engineers for future employment in fields related to the DLS mission.

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/training_opportunities.html

Register for SURC 2016 at Cobleskill

Registration

We are pleased to announce that on-line registration for SURC 2016 is now open: http://blog.cobleskill.edu/SURC/surc.html. Registration is $25 per attendee. Payments can be made for a single attendee or for a group of attendees from the same institution. Payment options include credit card, billing of institution, and onsite payments.

Keynote Speaker

We are also pleased to announce that renowned cancer researcher, Jill Bargonetti, will be the keynote speaker at SURC 2016. Dr Bargonetti  is Professor of Biological Sciences at Hunter College. She earned her B.A. at SUNY College at Purchase and her Ph.D. at New York University. She also did postdoctorate work at Columbia University. More information about her address will be forthcoming.

Students can still submit proposals on-line to present at SURC 2016 through 5 February 2016. If you have any questions concerning the research application, please contactsurc@cobleskill.edu.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in April!

Jeff

J. M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUNY Cobleskill

111 Schenectady Avenue

Wheeler Hall, Room 216

Cobleskill, New York 12043

Tel: 518.255.5413

Fax: 518.255.5113

Welcome to the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence

Welcome to the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence

JUR is a peer-reviewed, undergraduate journal registered with the Library of Congress that accepts submissions of any subject, from any undergraduate institution. We receive hundreds of submissions for publication every year, from institutions ranging from small liberal arts colleges to international institutions. The review process for publication includes peer, graduate, and faculty referees, ensuring that the Journal publishes competitive material that follows the Journal’s standards for academic, creative, and passionate work.http://jur.colostate.edu/

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“Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics”

With funding from the National Security Agency (NSA), the AMS organized the “Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics” (PURM) conference, by bringing together a diverse group of people who are actively involving undergraduates in research programs of all types, in order that they might share their experiences and explore ways of creating more such opportunities, with the goal of bringing the most talented students into research level mathematics.

The proceedings volume for the PURM conference was published in June, 2007 and is available as a PDF document: Proceedings of the Conference on Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.  Pending availability, a free printed copy can be requested by sending name and complete college/university mailing address to the AMS (see link, below).

– See more at: http://www.ams.org/programs/edu-support/undergrad-research/undergrad-research#sthash.KvTGzhOJ.dpuf