Recent News from UR

Featherstone Prize Nominations Accepted

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The Richard Lee Featherstone Endowed Prize seeks to identify the most outstanding graduating senior, based on the criteria below, and to grant an award to be used for "future growth and development, travel, graduate study, or meditation," to quote one of the Prize founders, Gerald Faverman. In 2014, the amount awarded will be $4,000.
Published: December 03 2013

Summer Research Opportunities Posted on VENTURE

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New summer research opportunities have been posted on VENTURE. Find internships in all disciplines through the National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and various institutions around the country.
You can also visit the URCA Opportunities page to see a list of summer research experiences. 
Published: November 19 2013

Undergraduate Researcher is Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

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Undergraduate researcher Craig Pearson '14 has been selected to interview for the Rhodes Scholarship. If awarded, the Honors College senior would become the seventeenth Rhodes Scholar from MSU. Craig is currently a research assistant in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences and an undergraduate lab manager and lead undergraduate researcher for the Digital Humanities and Literary Cognition Lab. Craig also currently serves as an Undergraduate Research Ambassador. As Ambassador, Craig facilitates UR workshops for aspiring and current undergraduate researchers and assists with UURAF, MSU's forum for undergraduate research and creative arts. You can read more about Craig on the MSU Today site. 
Published: October 22 2013

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