Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2017 Issue No. 2
September 15th, 2017

OUR Spotlight

Patrick Carroll, a 2016 SURE Scholar and USD alumnus, won the Best Undergraduate Presentation award at the 2017 Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting.

Congratulations and great work!
Dr. Kate Boersma of the Biology department (left) and Patrick Carroll (right)
Off- Campus Research Conferences 

Washington, DC - Date TBD
  • Application opens: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
  • Application closes: Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  Portal closes at 11:59PM EST.
  • Date of Event TBD
32nd Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
University of Central Oklahoma - April 4-7, 2018

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

Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
Cal Poly Pomona -  November 18th 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Abstract Submission Period: September 15th - October 5th 2017

USD Resources for Undocumented/DACA
 Students

As the current administration threatens the livelihood of individuals with undocumented or DACA status, we would kindly like to highlight campus resources at USD. 

Please click here for advice for DACA recipients and applicants.

Please click here for additional information, guidance, and support for undocumented students. 

Office Information

Stop By to Meet the OUR Staff!

Elisa Maldonado, Ph.D.
Director
(619)260-7840


Maritza Castellanos
Administrative Assistant
(619) 260-8823 

Rachelle Martinez
Administrative Assistant
(619) 260-7840

Visit Our New Office!
 
Over the summer, the Office of Undergraduate Research relocated to a new space. 

Please visit us at Founders Hall 146!
 (Our office is located in the back area of Founders Hall, around the corner from Founders Chapel in the space known as Casa Maria.)
Fall Office Hours
Monday Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
 
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

Office of Undergraduate Research
 
Save the Dates: OUR Workshops 

Registration is mandatory! Please click on each event title to register and be sure to mark your calendars!

September
Hosted by OUR & McNair
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Serra Hall 204
October
Hosted by OUR, McNair, & BSRC
Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: BSRC (University Center 113)

Hosted by OUR, McNair, & BSRC
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: BSRC (University Center 113)
November
Hosted by OUR & McNair
Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Serra Hall 212

Hosted by OUR, McNair, & SSS
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Serra Hall 204

Nominate your Research Mentor!

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (OURMA) recognizes research mentors that bring respect and excellence to the practice of mentoring undergraduates in research and scholarly activities. These individuals have a longstanding commitment to the development of research scholars.

The nomination deadline is Friday, October 27th, 2017.

 For more information please visit our website

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 Biology Division of 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.


The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel awards (up to $200 each) for undergraduate students presenting original psychological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting.


Deadline: Applications must be received by 5:00 pm ET September 1, 2017, for meetings held between September 15, 2017, through February 15, 2018, or by 5:00 pm ET January 12, 2018, for meetings held between February 16 through June 30, 2018.  

For more info, visit their website

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.

Benefits:

  • 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

Off Campus Opportunity
 
Volunteer middle school tutors needed for non-profit in the South Bay. Give back to the community and get experience working with students! Contact Brandi Paniagua at bpaniagua@csbcs.org


*If you have other off campus opportunities for students, please email us at ugresearch@sandiego.edu
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