Undergraduate research can jump start careers

Once each semester the Clark Student Center Atrium becomes the setting for undergraduate research presentations. People presenting, people listening, people looking around. Dozens of posters fill every foot of the room, organized in a path that all students can walk through to explore what their … [Read more...]

Students, faculty show off research at Celebration of Scholarship

BY THE NUMBERS Faculty and graduate student podium presentations | 19 Faculty and graduate student poster presentations | 6 Undergraduate podium presentations | 37 Undergraduate poster presentations | 33 FROM PARTICIPANTS Kenneth Shanks, senior photography and presenter | “I … [Read more...]

What I’ve learned through undergrad research

A typical week of research begins by meeting with James Masuoka, associate professor of biology, to discuss the preparations that need to be made for our experiment. Preparations include calculations to determine proper dosages, creating stock cultures of Candida albicans, which is a fungus that … [Read more...]

Students take part in undergraduate and creativity forum

By the time they got to Clark, the $10 presentation posters looked pretty polished. The two-by-three feet posters looked professional and the students donned in formal attire had rehearsed their presentations dozens of times. But when it came right down to it, neither the presentations nor the work … [Read more...]

Award recipients announced for fall undergrad research forum

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities ForumWhen: Nov. 17Where: Clark Student CenterPoster presentations: 39Oral presentations: 39Student perspectivesHow did you get the data for your presentation together? “Every year at the end of clinical teaching we have a wrap up meeting and they do the … [Read more...]

Undergraduate research office uses Cards Against Humanity for mock proposals

Apryl Webb, secretary of the office of undergraduate research, hosted a workshop titled "Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities" to help students become acclimated to the undergraduate research experience.Getting started in undergraduate research and creative activities … [Read more...]

Researchers debate value of poster vs. oral presentations

About five minutes before 9 a.m., Clark Student Center was buzzing. The tension had set in for some of the students at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum doing either poster or oral presentations.A few were still putting the finishing touches on their PowerPoint presentations, … [Read more...]

Students spend months preparing for forum

A plastic heart is handed around Comanche, students and faculty sit in awe over the complexity and precision made by 3-D printers and the information gathered in this presentation.Michael Olaya, mechanical engineering and physics junior, presented his independent study, which brought in more than 70 … [Read more...]

Winning becomes ‘an amazing feeling’ for first-time analysts

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum concluded April 28 with Wind Ensemble concert at Akin Auditorium — "Rhythm and Blue" — that included an approximately 20-minute awards intermission. During that intermission, undergraduates as well as graduates were awarded for either best … [Read more...]

Speaker: Challenge common wisdom through research

Pushing students to attack common wisdom through their research, the keynote speaker at the April 28 kickoff dinner also expressed the importance of undergraduate research.“If you address and attack the common wisdom it makes people uncomfortable, and research is one of the ways to do that,” … [Read more...]