College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program
Dean John Pascarella has launched a new program to support undergraduate research among the seven departmental units in the College of Sciences. This innovative program provides awards to successful student applicants that will help defray the expenses associated with conducting scholarly research as well as presenting research at professional conferences. Students will gain valuable experience throughout the research process – from developing an idea with a faculty mentor to preparing an academic proposal and budget, conducting research, and presenting the outcomes to members of the academic community.
Full-time students with strong academic records and who are currently enrolled as majors in the College of Sciences are encouraged to work with a faculty mentor in their program to prepare and submit an application for review. Applications in this program are being accepted now through October 17, 2014. A separate application review will also occur for travel and research projects in spring 2015.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
A nine-week summer mathematics REU program, supported by the National Science Foundation, will provide an opportunity for 12 undergraduate students, working in four teams of three students each, to study under a professor in an area of specific interest. The dates of the 2014 program are June 2–August 1, 2014. The participants will work with their professors to produce research results. Students participating in the REU program will also receive a stipend and provisions for housing for the duration of the program.
Deadline for receipt of all materials (including faculty references) is 5 p.m., March 5, 2014.
Special Graduate Scholarship
The Special Graduate Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship from the College of Sciences. It is awarded each fall and spring semester to select graduate students whose academic accomplishments and university or community citizenship are excellent in every respect.
For more information about scholarship eligibility, please see the application form. Applications for the fall scholarship are due April 1st, and applications for the spring scholarship are due November 1st.