The Office of Undergraduate Research is conducting a survey of all undergraduate students at the University of Illinois about their undergraduate research experiences. Survey participation is voluntary and confidentiality will be strictly maintained. Participants will be eligible for a drawing for ten $50 Amazon gift cards. The survey is available at https://illinois.edu/sb/sec/3450733 and will close at 11:59 PM on February 6th. Thank you for your assistance .
LAS 199 PPD ‘Rethinking Education: An Action Research Project on what Liberal Education Means for a 21st Century Student’
Spring 2015 — 3 Credit Hours
Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm to 4:50 pm
Course Instructor: Dr. Nicole Lamers
This research-based experience will focus on student exploration of the purpose and meaning of a Liberal Arts Education — where we have been — where we are now – and to better inform the directions we should consider taking into the future.
We will explore multiple related topics, including: learning styles, professional development, intercultural and interpersonal development, living in a world of BIG data, general education and its goals and beyond.
Students will work in groups on a self-defined, but guided research project that will result in specific policy recommendations which will be presented to a group of administrators and faculty members at the end of the semester.
This course will be a part of the Ethnography of the University Initiative, which means all students will be eligible to apply to present at the EUI Research Conference. Students will also be encouraged to submit to the campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Due to limited spaces, this course is by application only, please follow this link to apply: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/5469191.
Please direct any questions to Nicole Lamers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your school has been invited to participate in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students majoring in science, engineering, and mathematics. This letter contains information about the program that operates at NISTs Boulder, Colorado, campus and NIST’s Gaithersburg, Maryland, campus.
Applications for participation in the SURF program are accepted only from colleges or universities and not from individual students or faculty. We invite your Office of Sponsored Programs or Grants Office, to prepare a single proposal to the SURF program. (A separate proposal is required for SURF Boulder and SURF Gaithersburg.) This proposal will include a portion completed by an institutional representative and a set of materials provided by each student applicant. An administrative announcement of this Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) has been posted on both Grants.gov and our program Web site.
Students applying to the SURF Boulder program will be matched to opportunities in the Boulder divisions:
Applied Chemicals and Materials Division
Further information and application materials may be found at these Web sites:
SURF NIST Boulder http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/