Recent News from UR

UURAF In Less Than Two Weeks

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The Undergraduate Research office is busily preparing for UURAF. All programs submitted for UURAF 2014 have been assigned a presentation time and room location. Presenters should have received this information via email before spring break. If you did not receive this notification, please contact us. Students and research mentors can look up presentation times in the UURAF online directory by entering the last name of a presenter.  With nearly 700 students registered to present, there is little flexibility regarding schedules. Please note that we can no longer accommodate schedule change requests. For more information, please contact the Undergraduate Research Office at or 517-884-1559. 
Published: March 10 2014
Updated: March 26 2014

UURAF Registration Closed

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Registration for the 2014 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) closed on Sunday, February 16.  The Undergraduate Research Office is currently reviewing submissions and scheduling presentations.  Presenters will receive their presentation times after spring break.  If you have a question about your presentation, contact us at or 517-884-1559.
Published: February 17 2014

UURAF Registration Closes 2/16

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UURAF registration will close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 16. Visit the registration page to submit your presentation information.  You should immediately receive an email confirmation. If you have questions regarding registration, email
Published: February 14 2014

UURAF Registration Open

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Registration for the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum is now open. Visit the registration page to submit your presentation information. Registration will close at 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 16. UURAF 2014 will be held on Friday, April 4 in the MSU Union.
Published: January 13 2014

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