Recent News from UR

Undergraduate Researcher Profiled in MSU Today

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An undergraduate researcher who overcame significant barriers on his journey to Michigan State has been profiled in a recent edition of MSU Today. The son of an Iranian father and an Egyptian mother, Raeuf Roushangar grew up in Cairo. A practitioner of the Baha'i faith, Raeuf faced chronic discrimination: “My classmates and their families shunned me. To survive the hate, I had to adapt. To live through the agony, I had to mature more quickly.” This persisted through university, where Raeuf was suspended from Cairo University because of his faith. Concluding that he would need to leave Egypt to complete his university education, Raeuf traveled to Grand Rapids, where some of his relatives lived. He completed taking classes at Grand Rapids Community College, transferring to Michigan State after two years. At MSU he found a position as an undergraduate research assistant with Dr. Brian Schutte (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics). Raeuf also works closely with graduate student Youssef Kousa, a fellow Egyptian who has helped mentor him. You can read the full story at MSU Today
Published: September 20 2013

Intro to UR Workshop Kicks Off Fall Program Series

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The Undergraduate Research office is sponsoring two workshops for students interested in learning more about undergraduate research (UR) opportunities on campus. These programs are the first in a yearlong series of workshops intended for both aspiring and current undergraduate researchers at Michigan State.
Published: September 18 2013

Over 260 Students Present at 2013 Mid-SURE

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More than 260 students from Michigan State University and around the nation presented their research at the annual Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE). The Breslin Center played host to this year's event, which provides students involved in summer undergraduate research an opportunity to share what they've learned.
Published: July 25 2013

262 students to present summer research

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The 2013 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE) is quickly approaching. More than 260 students will share their summer research at the Breslin Center on the afternoon of July 24. Students will present on a wide-range of topics, spanning 14 different categories. We are also pleased to incorporate a graduate school fair into Mid-SURE. Student presenters who are interested in pursuing graduate school are encouraged to connect with representatives from 20 different programs. More detailed event information, including information about parking at the Breslin, can be found on the Mid-SURE website.
Published: July 18 2013
Updated: July 19 2013

Mid-SURE Registration Open

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Registration is now open for the 2013 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE). Registration will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, June 28.
Published: June 10 2013

545 Students Present at 2013 UURAF

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Approximately 545 students from 14 of Michigan State's colleges presented nearly 400 oral and poster presentations at the 2013 Forum. Held in the MSU Union, UURAF provides students with an opportunity to showcase their scholarship and creative activity. Held each spring in the historic MSU Union, UURAF ("you-raf") brings together an intellectual community of highly motivated students to share their work with faculty, peers, and external audiences. UURAF provides a unique educational opportunity for aspiring researchers. MSU undergraduates gain experience in presenting their research, answer questions about their work from audience members and guests, and receive constructive feedback from judges. At the 2013 Forum, nearly 85 graduate student evaluators provided student presenters with additional opportunities to receive feedback. A complete list of award recipients is available on the bottom of the 2013 UURAF page
Published: April 12 2013
Updated: May 10 2013

UURAF Program Times Announced

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All programs (both oral and poster) submitted for UURAF 2013 have been assigned a time and room location.  You can look up your presentation time in the UURAF on-line directory by entering the last name of a presenter.  With over 550 students presentation, there is little flexibility regarding schedules. However, if you cannot present at your assigned time, please contact the Undergraduate Research Office at uuraf@msu.edu or 517-884-4384.   SCHEDULE CHANGES MUST BE REQUESTED BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20.
Published: March 12 2013

UURAF Program Times Emailed after Spring Break

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UURAF registration closed on Friday, Feburary 15.  The Undergraduate Research Office is reviewing all program submissions.   Presentation times will be emailed by Thursday, March 14 at noon.  If you do not receive your presentation time by then, please contact the Undergraduate Research Office at uuraf@msu.edu or 517-884-1559.
Published: February 19 2013

UURAF and Mentor Award Deadlines Approaching

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Friday February 15 is the deadline to register for UURAF and submit a nomination for the Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award. Entries for both must be received by 11:59 PM.
Published: February 15 2013

Deadline Extended for MSU Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards

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The deadline to submit nominations for the MSU Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Award has been extended to Friday 15 February 2013 by 11:59 pm. This award is presented annually in recognition of those faculty members who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. Two awards will be presented: one for a faculty member in sciences and engineering and one for a faculty member in humanities, social sciences, and communication arts. Finalists will receive a $1000 honorarium that will be awarded at the beginning of the next fiscal year. Any tenure-system faculty member at MSU currently mentoring an MSU undergraduate student researcher is eligible to be nominated. Candidates must be nominated by an undergraduate student researcher currently enrolled at MSU.
Published: February 04 2013