Recent News from UR

Venture Website Running

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Venture, the Undergraduate Research Database, is back up and running.  When you type in, you will be immediately directed to a log-in page.  Use your MSU net id, and you will be able to access the site. Contact the Undergraduate Research Office with questions at 884-1559.
Published: October 05 2012

Venture Website Down

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The Venture Undergraduate Research database is experiencing technical issues. It will be down through October 7, 2013.  We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check back for updates.
Published: October 04 2012

Two MSU Undergraduate Researchers Win ASM Fellowships

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WASHINGTON, D.C. –9/11/2012--The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has
selected Jessica Hunter and Joshua Smith from Michigan State University as 2012 award recipients of the ASM Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Published: September 21 2012

MSU UR on Social Media

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UR at MSU is represented on various social media sites and we want to connect with you! Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress. We share a lot of information through these sites, including new opportunities in Venture, workshop reminders, and student spotlights. Be sure to connect with us to stay up to date on all the latest MSU UR news.
Published: September 04 2012

236 Students Present at SURF 2012

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The second annual Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) nearly doubled in size from last year’s inaugural summer research forum. A total of 236 students participated in SURF, including 76 visiting summer students from 58 different institutions. Approximately 219 faculty members from 58 departments in 12 different colleges mentored these students on their projects.
Published: August 02 2012

Summer Undergraduate Research Forum

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MSU's Summer Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) provides an opportunity for students involved in research and creative activities at Michigan State to share their work with their peers, faculty, and external audiences. SURF is open to non-MSU students who are currently participating in research on campus. SURF will take place on Tuesday 24 July 2012 in the Engineering Building. Visit the UURAF page for more information.
Published: June 05 2012
Updated: July 13 2012

Undergraduate Research Ambassador Named to Homecoming Court

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MSU announced the 2012-12 Homecoming Court and Amy Pochodylo, one of our undergraduate research ambassadors and student advisory board members, was appointed to the court.  Students are chosen based on their leadership, community involvement, and academic excellence and will represent MSU at various event throughout the next year. Amy is a chemistry major, member of the Honors College, and a 2011 Goldwater Scholarship recipient.  Congratulations!
Published: May 01 2012

2012 UURAF Award Recipients Named

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Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients for the 14th Annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). There were 57 awards presented to 81 students at this year's forum.  Congratulations. Visit the UURAF Awards Page for a complete listing.
Published: April 16 2012

560 Students Present at 2012 UURAF

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560 Michigan State students registered to present approximately 400 oral and poster presentations at the annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, or UURAF. 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. A complete list of award recipients is available on the bottom of the 2012 UURAF page:
Published: April 13 2012

Poster/Oral Presentation Reviews for UURAF Presenters

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Presenting a poster or doing an oral presentation at UURAF? Want to practice, get feedback, and catch errors before presenting to a room full of people? Participate in one of the events below to have your poster or oral presentation reviewed by graduate students who know the in’s and out’s of conference presentations. Click this news story for the details and how to register.
Published: March 30 2012