Students hoping to present their research at the annual College of Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium have until Monday, March 28 to send in their applications.
The symposium, an on-campus showcase of undergraduate research, will take place on Tuesday, April 19 in the Johnson Center. Students who are selected for the event will present posters or discuss their work for faculty panelists, who will give out awards at the end of the symposium.
Jamie Cooper, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs in the College, believes this is a golden opportunity for students seeking to widen their research experiences. Participants discuss their work with faculty and other students, which is good practice for conferences and professional meetings, Cooper said.
“Gaining research experience as an undergraduate is excellent preparation for whatever career students pursue after graduation,” he added.
Students eligible to sign up for the project must be working on a research project under a faculty mentor, but the work must be the students’ own.
“Having experience working one-on-one with faculty on a research project gives students an advantage when applying to graduate school,” Cooper said. “They can show they already have research experience and they will be able to get a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has worked with them both inside and outside of the classroom.”
Students should submit their proposals through the Proposal Submission Website.
Questions about the symposium or application process may be directed to Associate Dean Jamie Cooper.
March 08, 2011