Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2017 Issue No.12
December 15th, 2017

Summer Research Program Highlight

The Undergraduate Research Program (URP) at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories ( CSHL)  provides an opportunity for undergraduate scientists from around the world to conduct first-rate research.  Students learn the scientific process, technical methods and theoretical principles, and communicate their discoveries to other scientists. 
Approximately 20 students come to CSHL each summer for the 10-week program, living and working in the exciting Laboratory environment.
URP participants work on an ongoing research project in one of CSHL's expert labs.  Research at CSHL focuses on:
  • Molecular Biology & Cancer
  • Genetics & Genomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Quantitative Biology
For more information, visit their website
Application Closes -  January 16, 2018
Off Campus Research Conferences 

Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research ( WCBSUR ) Conference  
Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA - April 2018

Sixteenth International Conference on
New Directions in the Humanities 
2018  Special Focus: "Reconsidering Freedom"
University of Pennsylvania, PA - July 5-7, 2018

Southern California Academy of Sciences'
2018 Annual Meeting
Cal Poly, Pomona -  May 4, 2018
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Travel Awards

OUR Travel Awards - The Office of Undergraduate Research is currently accepting travel award applications for single or group travel awards. As a reminder, the Travel Awards are on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, click here.

CUR Biology and Psychology Division Travel Awards The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)  is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting* during the fiscal year 2017 - 2018.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 pm ET January 12, 2018, for meetings held between February 16 through June 30, 2018.  

For more info, visit their  website

Office Information
Office of Undergraduate Research
Fall Office Hours

8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

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Congratulations to our OURMA Recipients!

We are excited to announce the 2017/2018 OURMA recipients
 Dr. Susannah Stern (Department of Communication Studies; Senior Award) and 
Dr. Divya Sitaraman (Department of Psychological Sciences; Junior Award). 

We received 16 nominations from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Shiley School of Engineering. We would like to recognize all the nominees and thank them for their commitment to fostering the next generation of researchers!

We will be recognizing the recipients at: 

 April 17th, 2018
12:30 - 1:30 pm
 Casa Maria Courtyard

Honors Convocation
May 1st, 2018
12:30- 1:30 pm
Shiley Theater -  Camino Hall

Save the Date!

For the 28th Annual 
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference!

April 19, 2018
12:00 -2:00 pm  
UC Forums


Abstract Submission is open from 
January 11 - March 2, 2018  

Poster Design Workshops for CCURC 18
March 19 & 21, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm, or 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Serra 156A
Poster Printing for CCURC 18
Multiple  Dates
Time:   8:00 am - 3:20 pm
Maher Hall 176C 

Research Scholars

Conducting Research?

Students engaged in undergraduate research/scholarship activities and creative works are eligible to become Research Scholars regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation.


  • 50% discount on on-campus housing during the summer (USD students only)
  • Participation in professional development workshops
  • Invitations to special networking events with other researchers