Tag: undergraduate research

A Model Mentor

From the October 2015 Desktop News | Few people would look for a “family feeling” in a scientific laboratory, but that is what most students immediately notice in the lab of Dr. Ryan Earley. For his work in mentoring student researchers, Earley, an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been awarded the Chenault Research Fund Award for undergraduate research support through UA’s Honors College. This fund, created by Dr. Alice Chenault, a retired psychiatrist from Huntsville, Alabama, […]

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Presenting Undergraduate Research

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Five undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their research findings April 16-18 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. The annual event, held this year at Eastern Washington University, is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study. Arts and Sciences students who presented are: Christine Kim, psychology of Auburn; Taylor Sheeran, English and communication studies, San Antonio, Texas; Erin Hein, biochemistry and art history, […]

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Former Students Co-author Large Study

From the June 2015 Desktop News | Four former students and their faculty mentor, Dr. Laura Reed, are among 1,014 co-authors of a paper published in the journal G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. The paper represents a huge coordinated effort called the Genome Education Partnership that involves feeding data from undergraduate research projects on bioinformatics into a larger scientific data set. Of the authors, 940 are students at various universities around the country. All undergraduates represented in the study are conducting […]

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2015 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

Posters filled the Bryant Conference Center on Tuesday as students across campus presented their research at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference. More than 700 students participated in the eighth annual conference. Oral and poster presentations were held throughout the day. Judges reviewed the posters and awards were given to the top presentations in each department. “I think it’s a valuable opportunity for students to present research to others and learn how to present to those not in their field,” said M.K. […]

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UCRA Accepting Applications

The Undergraduate Creativity and Research Academy (UCRA), a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks applications for its new undergraduate research funding. Established in 2014, UCRA aims to fund undergraduate research and creative activity and to highlight the exceptional work of College students and their faculty mentors. Students selected for funding will present their work at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, held in the spring semester. They are also encouraged to present their work […]

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Unexpected Discoveries

Undergraduate Students Who Do Research with Faculty Reap Tangible, Intangible Rewards Shelby Cloer did not know what she wanted to do with her future. She was a business major who happened to take a geology class one semester. As the lessons intrigued her and inspired her curiosity, Cloer decided to approach her professor about research opportunities. Now, she’s a senior getting her bachelor of science in geology. “Research can lead you in the right direction and get your foot in the […]

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