The RISE program is designed to provide undergraduate training in research in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Applications are being accepted now! Interested students should contact Isabel Aguilera, the RISE Program Coordinator at email@example.com, by phone at 956-665-3133, or visit the office in SCNE 3.104.
Feb 28th, 2013 by danika
Undergraduate Research Initiative – Academic Year 2012-2013
Students and Faculty Discovering Together
The Undergraduate Research Scholars Initiative (URI) at The University of Texas-Pan American is a program where undergraduate students share in the excitement of research discoveries, work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students who are creating new knowledge, and learn valuable research techniques. The initiative allows undergraduate students to obtain real-world research experience in a field of interest related to their majors.
Benefits for Students
- A chance for in-depth learning and experience with academic research.
The URI allows students to concentrate in specific academic areas with rigor beyond what they may encounter in a classroom setting alone.
- One-on-one faculty interaction.
Students work directly with a faculty member in his or her research program.
The Student/Faculty research team will receive an award of up to $2,000 for their research activities (typically used to employ students as direct wage Student Assistants to work on research projects or support student travel to present the research findings).
Faculty also benefit from the collaboration
In addition to having help with research endeavors, up to $500 of the total $2,000 award may be used by the faculty mentor for travel to present the student-assisted research at an academic forum. Faculty receiving more than one URI award in an academic year are only eligible for one $500 faculty travel award.
The deadline for the 2012-2013 Award was October. We had over 90 applications and were able to leverage funding to support 59 awards. The faculty-student teams and their research projects come from across the university and we are proud list them here. Congratulations and we look forward to next year’s projects.
Alvarez Stephanie, Vasquez, Iliana , COAH, Women in Conjunto: A Visual and Oral History of Women in a Working-Class Music Genre
Azarbayejani, Mohammad, Galvan L, Valadez H, COECS,
Balci Tamer, Rodriguez, Matthew, COAH, US-Turkey Relations after WWI: Beginning of Diplomatic Relations and Obsacles
Banu, Jameela, Navarro, Jorge F, COHSHS/COSM, Effects of Nutritional Supplements on Bone Loss and Bone Mestastisis
Benham Grant, Arevalo, Israel , COSBS, Emotion Suppression and Health 2012
Bhatta, Dambaru, Gamas, Brian, COSM, Mathematical Modeling and a Numerical Technique to Compute Heat Transfer in a Cylindrical Metal Bar
Boudreau James, Uhthoff, Hanz, COBA, Using a Game-Theoretic Contest Model to Predict UFC Matches: A Research Proposal
Bullard James, Aidunuthula, Likhitha R, COSM, Expression Optimization and Characterization of Protein Synthesis Elongation Factor G (EF-G) from Bacillus Subtilis
Caruntu Dumitru, Martinez, Thania A, COECS, Inverse Dynamics Modeling of Human Leg for Rehabilitation and Knee Replacements Applications
Caruntu Dumitru, Montalvo, Joseph, COECS, Reduced Order Model of Electrostatically Actuated NEMS Sensors to Inlcude Casimir Effect
Caruntu Dumitru, Requenez, Jaime, COECS, Electrostatically Actuated Nonuniform NEMS/MEMS Sensors
Chen, Roy, Gonzalez, Itzel E. , COHSHS , Emotional Eating in Hispanic College Students
Cisneros Angel Saavedra, Gonzalez I, Lopez S, COSBS, Issues, campaign messages and the ‘Mexican Spring’: Social Media and Political Advertisements in the 2012 Mexican Federal Election.
Cisneros Angel Saavedra, Gonzalez M, Diaz J, COSBS, Campaigns after the 2007 Electoral Reform in Mexico: The Messages of Mass Media and Social Media
Corpuz Edgar, Marquez, Abril, COSM, Transfer of Learning in the Context of an Introductory Physics Lab: Is it Rare or Ubiquitous?
Crown Stephen, DeLaRosa, Aaron, COECS, Railroad Bearing Extracting and Mounting Mechanism for a Single Bearing Tester
Crown Stephen, Diedrich, Thomas M, COECS, Optimization of a Load Sensor in a Railroad Bearing Adapter under a Suspension Elastomer Element
Crutchfield, Ruth, Jeske, Alice, COHSHS, The Effectiveness of Melodic Intonation Therapy on English Speaking Adults with Expressive Aphasia
Escobari Diego, Navarro, Carlos I, COBA, Economic Variations and Human Capital across Regions
Fuentes Arturo, Gonzalez, Amy, COECS, Railroad Bearing Defect Detection
Fuentes Arturo, Reyes, Oscar, COECS, Service Life of Ultrasonically Scanned Railroad Bearing Cups
Galstyan Anahit, Saldana, Cristina, COSM, HyperbolicEquations of Mathematical Cosmology
Gonzalez, Juan, Chapa P, Eizember S, Suarez J, COE, The Effects of Lower Body Positive Pressure on Resting Systolic, Diastolic Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in College Age Students
Graham, Margaret, Morin, Thalia , COSBS, Feeding Babies in the LRGV: Perspectives of Lactation Peer Counselors
Haider, Waseem, Hernandez, Maria , COECS, Surface Analysis of Titanium-Based Alloys used in Orthopedic Devices
Hinthorne James, Gomez, Maria, COSM, Radiometric Age of the Catahoula Tuff near Rio Grande City
Ho, Jungseok, Vento, Melissa , COECS, Arroyo Colorado Hydraulic Channel Routing Study
Ho, Jungseok, Bautista, Oziel , COECS, Bioswale Hydraulic and Water Quality Performance Modeling Study
Huber, Tim, Lara, Danny, COSM, A Fourier Analytic Approach to Eisenstein Series Identities in Ramanujan’s Notebooks
Jones Robert, Leal, Aurelio, COECS, Development of Conductive Elastomer Materials for High Dynamic Load Environments
Jones Robert, Mealer, Arthur, COECS, Embedded Load Sensing System for a Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer Suspension Element
Kypuros, Javier, Salas, Jesus, COECS, Implementation of Wireless Temperature Nodes for Continuous Rail Bearing Monitoring and Service Optimization
Lavariega Monfori, Jessica, Huron, Veronica , COSBS, The Poverty Draft? An Initial Examination of the Role of Economic Status in U.S. Military Recruitment of Hispanic Students
Lawton, Sean, Salinas, Carlos , COSM, The Fundamental Group of Singular Characters
Lawton, Sean, Cavazos, Sam , COSM, Counting General Linear and Orthogonal Characters of Free Groups
Lee, Hyun-chul, Guzman, Juan M. , COSM, Comparison of NASA Hubble Space Telescope WFC/31R
Liu, Lai, Ramirez, Evelyn, COBA, A Study of Internship Opportunities on USAJOBS.gov
Mao, Yuanbing, Bravo, Jennifer , COSM, Heterogeneous Core/Shell Nanostructured Photocatalysts for High Efficient Waste Water Treatment
Martinez Glenn, Vasquez, Anna , COAH, Medical Assistants as Interpreters in the Health Delivery System in the Rio Grande Valley: Linquistic Proficiency and Interpreting Performance
Martinez Glenn, Villegas, Jose , COAH, Medical Assistants as Interpreters in the Health Delivery System in the Rio Grande Valley: Knowledge of Interpreting Protocol and Ethical Practice
Montgomery, Gary, Passons, Marissa , COSBS, Technological Advances Leading Children to Live a More Sedentary Lifestyle
Murillo, Luz, Ortega, Cinthia E, COE, Learning from Bilingual Family Literacies in Texas Border Colonias
Plas, Daniel, Sepulveda, Eduardo, COE, Screening Primary Antibodies Against Neural Proteins in Lymnaea Stagnalis
Popan, Jason, Delgado, Cynthia , COSBS, Predictors of Voter Participation among Hispanic Young Adults in the Rio Grande Valley
Pozorksi, Thomas, Robledo, Christina , COSBS, Archaeological Excavation at the Early Site of Huerequeque, Casma Valley, Peru
Pozorski, Shelia, Gutierrez, Miguel , COSBS, Archaeological Investigation at the Early Site of Huerequeque, Casma Valley, Peru
Rampersand, Joanne, Martinez, Marcelo , COSM, Determination of the Toxicity of Cloned Parasporin 1 Protein in an Animal Model
Roy, Ranadhir & Riahi, Daniel, Guerrero, Adrian, COSM, Modeling and Computation of Fluid Flow in Solid Tumor
Skowronek, Russell, Flores, Lupe A. , COAH, Revisiting South Texas History: Multi-Ethnic Settler Ranchero Families of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1851-Present
Stehn Alexander, Rodriguez, Jose , COAH, Antonio Caso’s Mexican Philosophy in Translation
Tarawneh, Constantine, Owens, Allen, COECS, Railroad Bearing Cone-Assembly Evaluation Station
Tarawneh, Constantine, Navarro, Brenda, COECS, Vibration Analyses for Railroad Bearing Condition Monitoring
Terry, Matthew, Rana, Huanid, COSM, Buliding a CDNA Library Resource for Comprehensive Study of the Evolution and Development of the Insect Body Plan
Wang, Xiaohui, Fernandez, Luis, COSM, Exmaning Mathematic Anxiety among Hispanic Students
Wang, Xiaohui, Guajardo, Raul M, COSM, Is Algebra Necessary to Students in an Introductory Statistics Course?
Watt, Karen, Martinez, Jorge, COE, Examining the College Preparation and Readiness of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) High School Graduates
Wiley, Eric, Lerma, Randy, COAH, Mexican American Dance -Theatre Project
Zeng, Liang, Martinez, Linda, COSM, Schlieren Imaging of Sound Standing Waves of Air Columns in a Pipe
Zeng, Liang, Rodriguez, Jennifer, COSM, Computer Simulation of Sound Standing Waves of Air Columns in a Pipe
Feb 1st, 2013 by danika
If your submission was accepted to the Explore & Engage 2012 Undergraduate Research Conference, you have the opportunity to submit your academic paper for consideration for the Explore & Engage Selected Conference Proceedings.
Only the highest quality submissions will be selected for inclusion in the conference proceedings. If you would like the Undergraduate Research Conference Committee to review and consider your submission, please follow the instructions below.
Papers should be approximately 15 – 18 pages in length.
Citations should be in MLA or APA format as appropriate to the disciplinary content. Only MLA or APA formatted citations will be accepted.
Submission should include Student Name, Title of Paper, and Faculty Sponsor.
Documents should be saved as word documents and uploaded on the submission form. File names should be student’s last name and ID (Example: Doe100555555.doc).
Submission form is available online at: https://utpa.collegiatelink.net/form/start/16596
(link is also available at the utpa.edu/URSL website)
Deadline has been extended: February 11, 2013
Be sure to check out the updated opportunities for summer undergraduate research internships on our resources page. Check often because application deadlines are rapidly approaching. If you need assistance with applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact our office (956-665-3170) or email Dr. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you set up.
Some of the new opportunities posted include:
The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergraduates interested in exploring the field of health services research. Deadline, Feb. 1, 2013.
The American Physiological Society has five programs that allow undergraduate students world-wide to participate in research during the summer.
APS Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships (UGSRF)
APS Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowships (UGREF)
APS Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Fellowships
APS Short-Term Research Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STRIDE) Fellowships
APS Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) Fellowships
Deadlines are Feb 1 (unless otherwise noted).
The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH). “The FPHLP is a 10-week residential summer program at UM-SPH that encourages underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. FPHLP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) and is part of the National Undergraduate Summer Public Health Program (NUSPHP). The program is designed for college students in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. Participants will receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real-world public health experience.
Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (SMA 1063091).The goal of this program is to provide 12 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the biological basis of animal and human behavior. Students will be trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, design and conduct research studies involving either animal or human subjects. Students will also be trained in the responsible conduct of research. Students will be mentored by full-time, Ph.D.-level faculty members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty with strong programs of research. Students selected for the program will be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week for research; thus, it is not possible to be enrolled in courses or other activities during the program.
Program dates: June 1, 2013-July 27, 2013
Application deadline: February 15, 2013
Faculty, if you are planning to have your students do any community-based projects or activities, we would like to invite them to exhibit their projects at the end of the semester in the Service Learning Showcase.
Students, if you are planning to do a community-based project (or would like to find out how), you are welcome to work with URSL to receive service credit and to showcase your work.
The purpose of the Showcase is to allow students to celebrate and show off their work that involved and impacted our community. Students can create any type of exhibit that they think best conveys the project. The Showcase event will be promoted and invitees will include other students, faculty, staff, and, importantly, community members. Students will receive certificates of completion for their service learning activities, and will be publicly recognized for their engagement with the community.
If you have incorporated service learning or community-based activities into your courses already, please let me know so we can invite your students. If you are interested in having students log their service hours, we also have the capability to track their community hours through our organization page on Bronc Link. If your students register with us, we are happy to have them log their hours, and we would appreciate being able to identify and keep track of the community groups with which your students are working. We can also ensure that students have signed waivers and feel like they have support if they have questions or concerns about the community service they are doing.
If you aren’t currently including such activities, but would like to explore how to incorporate or encourage students in service learning and community-based projects, please contact me to schedule a meeting. I am happy to provide simple ways to offer this option, or to help facilitate the potential partnerships with the community.
We are here to work with you to engage students in meaningful experiential learning opportunities and to promote your excellence in teaching!
The Center for Excellence in Stem (http://www.utpa.edu/cstem) is offering workshops on summer research programs.
If you are interested in a STEM research opportunity, here are some workshops for summer research programs:
· what is a summer research program?
· What expenses are covered by a Summer Research Program?
· the application packet
· what are the benefits of attending
Thursday, Nov. 29th at noon:
Engineering and Computer Science ENGR 1.272 — Laura Grabowski and Arturo Fuentes
Mathematics MAGC 1.302 — Cristina Villalobos
Biology/Chemistry MAGC 1.318 — Zen Faulkes and Patricia Feria
Tuesday, Oct 16 2:30-3:30pm and Thursday, Oct 18 4-5pm.
Dr. Zen Faulkes will give expert advice, strategies and feedback on creating effective poster presentations. This workshop is open to all students, but priority will be given to those who are submitting a poster for the upcoming Undergraduate Research Conference (Nov 19 and 20, 2012). For more information on the conference and workshops visit, http://www.utpa.edu/URC. For special accommodations or additional information, call (956)665-3170, or email email@example.com.
(Event details available on bronc link: https://utpa.collegiatelink.net/organization/URSL/calendar/details/180531)
Undergraduate students in Philosophy, here is an excellent opportunity to gain experience as a reviewer for an academic journal.
CALL FOR REVIEWERS
Stance seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as external
reviewers. This is an exciting pre-professional learning opportunity.
Reviewers hone their writing, researching, and reviewing skills by
serving on a groundbreaking journal. Reviewers must have advanced
undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and
editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given
deadlines. As such, in addition to this application form, one letter
of recommendation is required.
Chosen reviewers will be given one of two opportunities. Most will be
External Reviewers and will be responsible for reviewing one or two
papers in late January. A few will be invited to serve as Assistant
Editorial Board Members on our review teams. Assistant Editorial Board
Members will consider approximately twenty papers over winter break.
All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected
in the formal review. Reviewers will also be credited in both the
print and electronic versions of the journal.
Interested undergraduates, please provide us with the following information:
Name of School:
Year in School:
Philosophy Courses Taken:
What is your specialty or concentration?
What experience do you have that would qualify you for this project?
What goals do you have that working on Stance will support?
What, in your opinion, are the makings of a good philosophy paper?
The undergraduate applicants should:
(1) return an application providing the information requested above
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org (include “External Reviewer
Application” as the subject heading) and
(2) arrange for a philosophy professor to send a letter of
recommendation to email@example.com (include “LOR” as the
subject heading for recommendation letter).
For more information see http://stance.iweb.bsu.edu.
Sep 27th, 2012 by danika
New Tutoring Services in Critical Thinking and Critical Reading
at the University Writing Center
Beginning on Monday, October 8, the University Writing Center will expand its services to include one-on-one and small group tutoring in critical thinking and critical reading. Thanks to funding provided by a TG Benefit grant, eight new tutors trained in reading and critical thinking strategies will be available to tutor students in any subject, any level, including graduate students.
Hours for the new tutoring services will be:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays – 9:00-5:00
Thursdays – 9:00-12:00; 1:00-5:00 (closed at noon for one hour)
Fridays – 9:00-1:00
For additional information, please email Dr. Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 665-7974.
For faculty or students working in Undergraduate Research, here is an opportunity to publish (see below). Also, be sure to check our website often for journals and conferences in undergraduate research and service learning. Please email any suggested resources in those areas.
Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research
The Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research is an annual, online, peer reviewed, international journal dedicated to the publication of student research (undergraduate and graduate) within all disciplines and of pedagogically based professional work that explores the intersection of student research with teaching and faculty research. Our mission is to provide a forum for exceptional student research and to promote collaboration between students and teachers in the classroom, laboratory, and field.
Who Can Submit?
The Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research encourages undergraduate and graduate students to submit papers for consideration. Submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. The author must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited institution of higher education when the submission was created. To be considered, articles must be submitted within a year after the author’s graduation. Submissions are accepted from students worldwide.
The Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research encourages pedagogically based submissions that explore the intersection of student research with teaching and faculty research and that promote collaboration between students and teachers. Submissions are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Submissions are accepted from faculty worldwide.
Submissions should range between 2500-3750 words. Student submissions should follow stylistic guidelines current in the discipline represented. Faculty submissions should follow APA guidelines. All submissions should be original work and not under consideration, in part or in whole, by any other publication. Submission of a manuscript implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that any experimental research reported has been performed with the approval of an appropriate ethics committee. A copy of the protocol approval letter from the institutional IRB or IACUC must be submitted with the paper, if relevant. Authors must ensure that no submitted material infringes existing copyrights or the rights of a third party. Submissions should be sent as Microsoft Word attachments to editor_ALJ@fhsu.edu