Recent News from UR

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

590 Students Registered for UURAF

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Approximately 590 MSU undergraduates registered to participate in UURAF 2012.  The Undergraduate Research Office is reviewing abstracts and will email registered students their presentation times after Spring Break.  Contact the undergradaute research office with questions at or 517-884-1559.
Published: February 23 2012

UURAF Registration Extended

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UURAF REGISTRATION EXTENDED! Registration for the 2012 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) will close on Sunday, February 19 at 11:59 PM. Any student wishing to present their research or creative project needs to submit their registration on-line by the deadline.  Email or call 517-884-1559 with questions.
Published: February 17 2012

MSU Undergrad Researcher and Faculty Mentor win American Chemical Society Award

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Professor Robert LaDuca (Lyman Briggs College) and his undergraduate student researcher, Greg Farnum, have won the 2012 American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Award for Undergraduate Research. The award recognizes the collaborative research of an outstanding North American undergraduate student and her or his preceptor(s) in the field of inorganic chemistry. Congratulations to Dr. LaDuca and Greg Farnum.
Published: February 10 2012

National Science Foundation Day at Michigan State is Monday 6 February 2012

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Monday 6 February 2012 is National Science Foundation (NSF) Day at Michigan State. Undergraduate researchers will want to check out the morning session on graduate fellowship opportunities at the NSF. Registration starts at 9:30 am in the Ballroom at the MSU Union. Visit the event website at to register.
Published: February 01 2012

Nomination Deadline Passes for the 2012 Featherstone Prize

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The nomination deadline for the 2012 Featherstone Prize has passed. Finalists will be notified by 24 February 2012, and finalists’ interviews will be held on Friday 30 March 2012. The award recipient will be notified by 2 April 2012. A luncheon for the nominees and nominators will be held on 25 April 2012, and the Featherstone Prize will be presented to the recipient at the appropriate commencement/ awards ceremony. For further information, contact the Office of the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at (517) 353-5380 (e-mail: or the Featherstone Society representative, Dr. Jackie Taylor (
Published: January 10 2012
Updated: February 01 2012