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Spring Conference Travel

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Arts, Conferences, Feature, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM | Comments Off on Spring Conference Travel

This spring more than 30 ACU Undergraduate Researchers and 16 Faculty Mentors traveled to conferences across the country to present their research and creative works. These conferences include:

  • 4th Annual Cultural Inclusion Conference
  • Alpha Chi National Conference
  • American Advertising Awards & DSVC National Student Show and Conference
  • American Chemical Society National Conference
  • American Educational Research Association
  • College Band Directors National Association Conference
  • National Conference of Chemical Education
  • NYC Senior Showcase
  • South-Central Renaissance Conference
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting
  • Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology Spring Meeting
  • Texas Music Educators Association Conference
  • Texas Society of Mammalogists
  • Western Social Science Association Annual Conference

Here are some photos from the conferences:






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Abstract Submission for Research Festival Now Open

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Activities, Conferences, Student Researcher | Comments Off on Abstract Submission for Research Festival Now Open

Abstract submission for the 2017 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival is now open.

Undergraduate students who have performed research between April 2016 and April 2017 may submit their abstracts through the Abstract Submission form.  Abstract submission will close Feb 3.

The Research Festival will be April 4.

For tips on abstract writing and to learn how the abstracts will be evaluated go to the Research Festival Blog at For questions contact the Office of Undergraduate Research at

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Fall Conferences 2016

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Activities, Arts, Conferences, Feature, Grants, Social Sciences, STEM | Comments Off on Fall Conferences 2016

ACU undergraduate students and their mentors presented their work at conferences this fall across the US and in Canada. Conferences at which students presented include:

  • Texoma region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference
  • Quadrennial Physics Conference
  • North American Christians in Social Work Annual convention
  • Evolution 2016
  • University of New Mexico McNair Research Conference
  • 2016 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
  • 2016 Developing Excellence Forum: WASH Summit
  • Literacy Research Association
  • National McNair Research Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  • Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education
  • Optical Society of America Frontiers in Optics:The 100th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science XXXII
  • Association for the Sociology of Religion


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Fall 2016 OUR Travel Grants Due Sept 13

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Activities, Announcement, Arts, Conferences, Faculty Mentor, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM, Student Researcher | Comments Off on Fall 2016 OUR Travel Grants Due Sept 13

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.
To apply for Faculty travel use the OUR Faculty Travel Grant Application.
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.
To apply for Undergraduate student travel use the OUR Student Travel Grant Application.
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Spring Conferences 2016

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Conferences, Feature | Comments Off on Spring Conferences 2016

ACU students have been traveling all over the United States presenting their research. Some of the conferences include:

American Chemical Society National Conference, Alpha Chi National Convention, Eastern Communication Association Conference, Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, National Association of Social Work Baccalaureate Program Directors Annual Conference, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Pacific Sociological Association Meeting, Texas Academy of Science.

We are so proud of all of these students, but some items of note include:

The School of Social Work taking 31 students to their conference.

At the Alpha Chi National Conference, Kristen Brehm won 1st place for her presentation in the chemistry division. Jeffrey Wooliscroft won a regional Alpha Chi scholarship, and Tina Johnson and Hailey Yamada both received chapter scholarships.

Jamie Thompson and James Nix placed 2nd overall among over 75 undergraduate posters at the Texas Academy of Science meeting.

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2016 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Activities, Conferences, Feature | Comments Off on 2016 ACU Undergraduate Research Festival

The ACU Undergraduate Research Festival is an annual conference at which ACU undergraduate students present research they have done in the last year. The 8th Research Festival was April 5, 2016. Read more about the Festival and award winners at

The 9th Research Festival will be April 4, 2017.

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