Have you started making plans for the coming summer? Would you like to be involved in transformative, cutting edge research and get paid to do it? If your answer is ‘Yes,” then continue reading!
Undergraduate students are invited to apply to LU-PRISM (Longwood University Perspectives on Research In Science and Mathematics), our residential summer research program. This program combines practical training in specific research techniques with activities designed to put the research into the context of larger goals of modern science, technology, and mathematics. The titles and areas of the research projects are summarized in the Call for Student Applications below. Completed applications, including unofficial transcripts and one page narrative statement, are due no later than 5pm on Monday, November 7, 2016. Information on how to submit these materials and what is expected of students in this program is detailed in the student application.
LU-PRISM (Perspectives on Research In Science & Mathematics) is Longwood’s summer STEM research program. The program runs for 8 weeks (May 29 – July 21) and seeks tenured or tenure-track faculty members in Biological and Environmental Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science and Psychology to apply. Each faculty member may sponsor one student. Please direct any questions to Dr. Amorette Barber, Director of LU-PRISM, (email@example.com). Deadline: September 28, 2016.
The Office of Student Research will be hosting a series of open houses. We invite faculty and students to stop by to hear about student research initiatives. We also encourage students to bring drafts of applications for OSR initiatives to receive help from OSR staff.
Students want to know about the things faculty research. Faculty want to find students with similar research interests. To meet this need, the Office of Student Research (OSR) is sponsoring a membership drive for ScholarBridge, an online platform that facilitates student-mentor matching, from August 29 to September 9, 2016. Profiles are free for both faculty and students.
Faculty can create their own profiles with their research interests, research opportunities and members of their lab or research team, or they can opt to have their profiles pre-populated by ScholarBridge. Even if faculty have no current research opportunities available, a ScholarBridge profile allows them to promote their scholarly expertise and indicate their promotion of undergraduate research to those at Longwood University and beyond.
Students can create their own “scholar cards” as well as take advantage of other resources on the ScholarBridge site, including how to find professors with similar interests, how to inquire about research positions and how to build a resume.
Every faculty member and student who creates a ScholarBridge profile will receive a small token of appreciation and will be entered in a drawing for Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) swag! Faculty will enter a drawing for a SPUR tablet holder (three to be giving away) and students will enter a drawing for a SPUR power bank charger and coordinating aluminum water bottle (five pairs to be given away).
How to enter: Between August 29, 2016 and September 9, 2016, create a profile on ScholarBridge. Email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once OSR confirms your profile, you will be entered into the drawing and receive a confirmation email asking you to come by OSR to pick up your small token of appreciation. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research.
Help OSR to promote student research at Longwood University!
The Office of Student Research will provide grants up to $500 to undergraduate students to defray costs associated with conducting research, such as laboratory equipment; media equipment; equipment for work in the field; art supplies; software; photocopying, printing and film processing; communication costs (postage, phone, etc.) and travel to support the investigative phase of the student’s work, such as travel to field sites, museums, archives, or libraries.
The Office of Student Research will provide grants up to $500 to undergraduate students to support student travel to professional conferences or meetings to share the results of their scholarship. The grants can be used to cover applicable travel expenses, including airfare and mileage, lodging, conference registration, food and materials for posters or other displays.
Spring Presentations of Undergraduate Research has been rescheduled for April 26, 2017. Watch this space for updates!
The Office of Student Research (OSR) is pleased to invite undergraduate students from all disciplines to submit proposals for Spring Presentation of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) at Longwood University. SPUR is a multi-disciplinary event that gives students the opportunity to publicly share inquiry-based work-in-progress as well as completed research projects. SPUR will be held April 7, 2016. Proposals are due February 29, 2016 March 14, 2016. Notifications will be made by March 28, 2016.
SPUR is open to undergraduate students at all levels from Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and College of Education & Human Services. Students may submit individual proposals for oral presentations (including papers and demonstrations), visual arts presentations, traditional poster presentations or virtual posters (screencast poster presentations; this option can be used for performances). OSR will give awards to the presenters with presentations that garner the most interest. We will track participants through Twitter, and the participants who garner the most tweets related to their presentation will receive an award. OSR will also use Twitter to track attendees who engage with the most presentations. These attendees who produce the highest number of substantial tweets about the presentations will receive a prize. Details about participating in SPUR’s social media campaign will be released once the schedule is finalized.
Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a Professional Development Consultant in the Office of Student Research prior to submitting their applications. Students can schedule a consultation at Inquiry, the OSR website (http://blogs.longwood.edu/studentresearch/). Completed proposals should be emailed as a WORD document to: email@example.com. Submissions will be reviewed by OSR staff and are subject to a revise-and-resubmit policy. Once the schedule is determined, participants and attendees will be invited to register. Registration is free.
If you have any questions, please email Dr. Crystal S. Anderson, Director, Office of Student Research (firstname.lastname@example.org) and check the Inquiry website for answers to the most frequently asked questions.
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