Undergraduate Research: News and Opportunities

There are seven items in this announcement.

1.  SABUR – Student Advisory Board for Undergraduate Research
We are currently looking for additional undergraduate students who are interested in research (either new to research or experienced) to join us.  The group meets monthly to plan outreach activities publicizing undergraduate research and to provide advice to UROP.  Students from all majors are welcome!  Past events planned by the group include the annual Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony and Library Talks.  The group plans to expand their work as ambassadors for undergraduate research this year by participating in information sessions, student recruitment events, etc.  Speakers will also be invited to future meetings on various research-related topics of interest to the group.

Students interested in the group should email chair, Savannah Gowdy at gt.sabur@gmail.com or simply attend the group’s next  meeting.

SABUR Monthly Meeting
Monday, September 15, 2008
7pm  Student Center 332

Additional information and applications can be downloaded from: http://undergradresearch.gatech.edu/StudentAdvisoryGroup.php

2. The Tower – The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Georgia Institute of Technology
Call for Papers 2009
The Tower is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2009 Inaugural Volume! For more information, please refer to http://gttower.org/r/call_for_papers.pdf or e-mail us at editor@gttower.org. Submission deadline is October 1st!

Business Manager
The Tower is looking for a talented Business Manager to oversee publicity and marketing for the publication.  Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.  For additional detail visit: http://gttower.org/

3. President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)
Applications for salary awards during Spring 2009 semester are due October 20th.  If you are interested in learning more about the award and tips on how to create a strong application, join us for our information session, Tuesday, October 7th, 11am-12noon in SC 319.

4. Videos on UROP website, Profile Submissions Sought
Check out the new video blurbs on the UROP website ( http://www.urop.gatech.edu) in which GT students discuss their research projects and provide advice on how and when to become involved in research.  Students profiles can also be found on the site.  Know a student that we should profile?  Have them submit their information online. Check back often for updates on both videos and profiles.

5. UROP Facebook Page
Interested in hearing more about upcoming Undergraduate Research events, news, funding, etc?  Then join the GT Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Group on Facebook.

Join Georgia Tech’s Announcement Listserv for Undergraduate Research (UROP-news@lists.gatech.edu). The list will be a forum for announcements, upcoming opportunities, and basic information on Undergraduate Research. To sign up: Send an e-mail to sympa@lists.gatech.edu with a subject of “subscribe urop-news”

7. Conference Presentation Opportunities
Several popular conferences for undergraduate students are now accepting applications for oral or poster presentation.  Visit each conference’s website for additional details. Students selected for participation can apply for PURA travel funding.

Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference
November 20-23, 2008
Washington, DC
Applications due October 15, 2008.

2009 ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference
April 3-4, 2009
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Watch the UROP website for information on how to apply to represent Georgia Tech in January 2009.

2009 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
April 16-18, 2009
University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
Applications due December 1, 2008.

Council on Undergraduate Research – Posters on the Hill
Apply to present your work in Washington, DC, on Capital Hill.  The event is usually held in April of each year and application are due November 14, 2008 (but apply early since your advisor will need to submit an online application by the same day).  Watch the CUR website for details of the 2009 event: http://www.cur.org/pohcall.html


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