Starting September 1, ACU undergraduate researchers and mentors will have access to the Student Opportunities Center (S.O.C.).
The S.O.C. is a platform which connects students to over 10,000 student conferences, journals, new and prestigious experiential learning opportunities (scholarship, fellowship, community/civic engagement), and undergraduate research opportunities.
Undergraduate Research Fall Travel Grant Applications are due Tuesday, September 13th at 5 p.m. These grants are for conferences and showcases from August 2016 – December 2016.
New this year, the Office of Undergraduate Research is awarding travel funding for both undergraduate research students and faculty mentors to travel to a conference to present and showcase scholarship.
Faculty mentor travel grants are for those who mentor undergraduate researchers. Mentors may apply for up to $1000 to either 1) accompany undergraduate students presenting scholarship at a conference or showcase; OR 2) present scholarship in which undergraduate students assisted in the work.
Faculty may apply for up to $1000 on behalf of their undergraduate students. These grants are for up to $1000 per project. Faculty are allowed to apply for travel grants for more than one project. For any one project, a group can decide whether to send one representative student or divide the award and send more than one presenter.
Abstract submission for the 2016 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival is now open.
Undergraduate students who have performed research between April 2015 and April 2016 may submit their abstracts through the Abstract Submission form. Abstract submission will close Jan 29.
For tips on abstract writing and to learn how the abstracts will be evaluated go to the Research Festival Blog at blogs.acu.edu/researchfest. For questions contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Panel on Undergraduate Research (SPUR) is soliciting an original design to print on the Research Festival t-shirt to be sold at the 2016 Undergraduate Research Festival. Profits from the t-shirt sales will go toward funding student travel to external conferences. If your design is chosen by SPUR you will receive a prize of $50 and, of course, a free t-shirt. You must be an ACU undergraduate student to participate.
We suggest that the design represent more than one area of research. You may if you wish incorporate the Undergraduate Research Crest on the t-shirt. Please email email@example.com if you would like copy of the crest.
The design must include the elements:
1. The text “ACU Undergraduate Research Festival”
2. The current year, 2016
3. One color for the printed design
You retain ownership, but grant the ACU Office of Undergraduate Research rights to use your art. Please submit your design electronically to the Office of Undergraduate Research at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office may also be contacted with questions regarding designs and this contest, in general. Submissions are due by 5 PMFriday, February 5. We look forward to seeing your work!
“Assessment for the Masses: A Historical Critique of High-Stakes Testing in Reading” – Elizabeth Rockwell (With lead author, Dr. Andrew Huddleston)Texas Journal of Literacy Education (Summer 2015)
“Di- and tetraosmium carbonyl complexes with dicarboxylato ligands serving as intramolecular rings and intermolecular bridges” A. G. Fikes, N. Gwini, S. H. Yoon, V. N. Nesterov, and G. L. Powell, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry.
“Blogging Ferguson in Black and White” The Journal of New Media and Culture. Doug Mendenhall and 47 undergraduate that were enrolled in Media Issues, the introductory course within the ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The students were supervised by Jessica Clark.
Nine articles published with ACU undergraduates published by faculty and students from the Nuclear Physics Group in Physical Review C and D in the last year. Current and former undergraduates include A. T. Basye, K. Gainey, K. R. Andrews, T. Jones, A. J. Miller, R. Pinson, D. Thomas, M. Towell, R. Towell, R. M. Wright, D. S. Jumper, R. M. Wright, K. Gainey, N. A. Sparks, and J. P. Wood.