Undergraduate Research Week Announcement! CUR Invites you to a Special NIH Presentation Are you an Undergraduate Student with a passion for research, and interested in pathways to an exciting career in biomedical research? CUR invites you to follow the career journey of Dr. Blake Weidenheft, and his use of the CRISPR gene-editing tool (for more information about CRISPR, see http://www.aaas.org/news/science-selects-crispr-genome-editing-tool-2015-breakthrough-year ). The Council on Undergraduate Research is excited to announce this special invitation to undergraduate researchers, from the prestigious National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Faculty mentors and undergraduate research program directors are also encouraged to attend, and share this information widely on their campuses. Please see the following announcement from the NIGMS for specific details: SUBJECT: April 13 – CRISPR Researcher Blake Wiedenheft to Talk to Undergraduates About His Research and Career Path Blake Wiedenheft, Ph.D., will give the first annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. This free event is geared toward undergraduate students but open to all. Sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, the lecture will take place at NIH and be videocast for viewing live or later. Wiedenheft is an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Montana State University who does research on the CRISPR gene-editing tool. This exceptionally promising new method was Science magazine’s “breakthrough of the year” for 2015. Following a 30-minute talk about his research, titled “Bacteria, Their Viruses, and How They Taught Us to Perform Genome Surgery,” Wiedenheft will answer questions related to his career path. Please tell your students about this exciting opportunity to hear from a researcher working on the cutting edge of science, and let them know that they can send their questions for Wiedenheft to Jilliene Drayton by Friday, April 8, 2016.
East Fork, a national undergraduate literary magazine edited by students at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College, is open for submissions by current students from two-year colleges. We’re looking for poetry, nonfiction, fiction, visual art, and multimedia entries. To see previous issues and guidelines for submission or to submit, visit eastfork.us or eastfork.submittable.com. The deadline for this issue is March 1. If you have any questions, email eastforkATliveDOTcom or see the Clermont College Eastfork Student Journal page on Facebook.
Undergraduate Research Community (URC)
Call for Undergraduate Student Research Papers
for presentation at ScholarCon
Hilton Orlando, Florida
June 9-12, 2016
Undergraduate students are eligible to submit research manuscripts, papers, and reports for presentation at the 2016 Research Session at ScholarCon, sponsored by Kappa Omicron Nu.
Research not only bridges the gap between knowledge and experience but has the benefit of laying the groundwork for career exploration and development. The opportunity for undergraduates to participate in a national conference is an added value to the overall educational experience and to the process of self-discovery.
- Integrative, cross specialization research
- Service-learning research
- Traditional research in the specializations (research manuscripts, research papers, research reports.) See Guidelines for Submissions: http://www.kon.org/urc/urc_authorguidelines.html.
Criteria For Selection – The following five criteria will be used in selecting the papers and reports to be presented:
- Scholarly presentation
- Justification for the study
- Logical organization
- Mastery of the subject
- Appropriate documentation
Specifications – Manuscripts, papers, and reports must meet the following specifications:
- Manuscripts, papers, and reports submitted for consideration may describe student projects or research from seminars, independent studies, research assistantships, or class projects in the student’s major, and must be completed between January 1, 2015 and April 15, 2016.
- Manuscripts, papers, and reports should be from four to six pages in length and the text must be double-spaced.
- List keywords (5-8) on the cover page. The main purpose of keywords is to enable successful searching in a database for the main message of your paper. When selecting keywords always think about how any reader might interrogate the database.
- Only manuscripts, papers, and reports from completed research projects will be considered for the award. Manuscripts, papers, and reports may be submitted once.
- Students who completed their degrees in August 2015 and December 2015 and have graduated are still eligible to be considered for this opportunity.
- APA guidelines (other style manuals may be used)
Application and Review Procedures – The manuscript, paper, or report must be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
For further information, contact Lisa W. Booth at
(T) 517.351.8335 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications and submissions will be accepted until slots are filled.
- A cover page must be submitted to identify the author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, name of college/university, name of faculty mentor, name of faculty member who served as the writing adviser, student status (e.g., junior), and parent’s address and telephone for emergency contact. No identification of the author or institution should appear on the pages of the application.
- In the case of multiple authors—student authors are preferred; a professor as a last author is acceptable.
- A committee composed of faculty mentors of undergraduate research will review submitted applications. Selection of 8-12 papers for presentation will be completed and authors notified by May 15, 2016.
- Applicants should understand that selection carries the obligation of presenting the manuscript, paper, or report.
Presentation at URC Research Conference – The students whose manuscripts, papers, and reports are selected will present at ScholarCon. Oral presentations will be 8-10 minutes in length with some time for questions and answers. Presentations may include 4 – 8 transparencies or PowerPoint slides for visual support of major concepts and findings. Presenters are responsible for expenses incurred in attending the research conference. The top two presenters will be awarded a plaque and monetary gift.
The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is proud to host the annual Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, which is the only award of its kind that recognizes Black college writers. The award is the foundation’s first program. It was initiated to support emerging Black artists in fiction and poetry enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate school program anywhere in the United States.
Submissions for the award open January 2nd and close March 1st of the same year. Submissions will be judged by distinguished published authors in fiction and poetry.
Black writers who are full-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs at any American university are eligible to submit a work of fiction or poetry for consideration. Writers are ineligible if they have published books, including poetry chapbooks or fiction narratives, through any publishing platform. Full-time student includes low-residency MFA programs. At this time, students in only online courses of university programs are not considered eligible for the award. Writers must be enrolled full-time in a college or university at the time of their submission.
All work submitted must be original and unpublished at the time of submission. No identifying information such as name of the author should appear on the works of fiction and poetry. Author name and contact details should be on a separate page.
Hurston/Wright does not accept simultaneous submissions of a work for this award. Therefore, we make every effort to notify writers by the end of April whether their submissions were accepted or not accepted. Awards will be announced in May. Award winners and honorable mentions will be invited to attend the Legacy Award ceremony that is hosted in October in Washington, DC.
Works submitted to the competition may be published in whole or in part by Hurston/Wright online or print. In submitting for the competition, all writers agree to give the Hurston/Wright foundation permission to publish an excerpt of their work or the work in its entirety. The author retains all rights for their works.
Hurston/Wright maintains the right to decline any submission not deemed eligible.
The foundation makes every effort to fundraise to make this award a cash prize to support an emerging artist.
All award winners receive a souvenir award and promotion of the artists along with the Legacy Awards.
The Legacy Awards are hosted on the third Friday in October in Washington, DC. The 2016 Legacy Awards will be hosted on October 21st.
Complete online application and submission along with the $25 submission fee paid via PayPal at www.hurstonwright.org.
The original creative work submitted should be formatted as follows:
No more than 20 pages of fiction, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, and within 1 inch margins. Title of work should appear on each page. Do not include the author’s name on the pages of the work of fiction. Include a separate page with the title of the work, name and contact information of author, school and year of study.
Minimum of 3 poems. Total poetry submission should have a minimum line count of 120.
Do not include the author’s name on the pages of poetry. Include a separate page with the title of the work, name and contact information of author, school and year of study.
Reminder: Please be sure that no identifying information is noted on the submitted works of fiction and poetry. Author name and contact details should be on a separate page.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com or mailed to our foundation headquarters at:
Hurston/Wright College Writers Award
840 First Street, NE, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Gandy Dancer, a SUNY-wide literary magazine founded and housed at SUNY Geneseo, is currently open for submissions for our spring issue, Volume 4 Issue 2, and we need your magnificent work! We’re looking for poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and artwork from either current SUNY students or recent SUNY graduates. We want to hear your diverse and unique voices, and we’re always just as excited to see work that pushes boundaries as we are about work that bolsters and illuminates the time-honored traditions upon which our artistic community stands. Check out our previous issues (available both online and in print) and submission guidelines to get a better sense of what we’re all about.
We look forward to seeing your brilliant words, images, ideas, confessions, stories, sonnets, photographs, and everything in between, and sharing them with and beyond our SUNY community. The deadline for this issue — February 24 — is sneaking up, don’t miss it!
GD Editorial Staff
Registration is now open for the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative Spring 2016 Student Colloquium! This colloquium provides an opportunity for community college students to give poster and oral presentations on scientific research they have conducted in STEM fields.
Registration Link: https://www.etouches.com/s2016colloquium
Registration will remain open until February 22nd or until space is full.
Please feel free contact me with any questions!
Project Director, CCURI
Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Dr
Canandaigua, NY 14424
MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS)
The MU-Alcohol Research Training Summer School (MU-ARTSS) is designed undergraduate students interested in alcohol research and possible careers as alcohol researchers. The Department of Psychological Science at the University of Missouri (MU) hosts a diverse cadre of psychologists dedicated to research into the etiology and course of alcoholism and related disorders. The MU-ARTSS is structured into a week-long didactic program providing an intensive introduction to alcohol research followed by an 8-week research internship in the lab of a MU-ARTSS professor.
Dates: June 1 – July 29 (Travel Days May 31 and July 30)
- The program seeks applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in science and medicine. Applicants ideally must have completed 2 years of undergraduate work (exceptions may be made), with a B average or better in all coursework.
- The internship is a full-time experience with a stipend of $3,600. Interns will receive 1 hour of academic credit (course title: Special Problems in Psychology, Psych 2950) from the University of Missouri which is paid for by the program.
- February 15, 2016
For more information visit our website http://alcoholresearch.missouri.edu/relatedtraining.html or contact project coordinator, Carol Waudby at firstname.lastname@example.org, (573-882-1682).
This program is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH/NIAAA, R25AA023687, PI: Kenneth J. Sher, email@example.com)