Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Spring 2017 Issue No. 1
January 26th, 2017
In this Issue
Off-Campus Opportunities
UCF NSF REU Site in Belize
Study in Central Florida and Belize
June 19 - August 4th
DEADLINE: February 17th, 2017

Welcome: U.S. undergraduates join us for a paid summer research experience that will change your entire perspective on what it means to be an international community scholar! Welcome to the website for the University of Central Florida's Community GIS and Citizen Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site 

For more info, please visit Website 
Ohio State University's Stone Lab Seeks Undergraduates for REU 
DEADLINE: February 6th, 2017

Over five weeks, participants use scientific equipment, explore the Lake Erie islands, and collect important data to help solve the most pressing issues for the Great Lakes region.

For more info, please visit Website 
University of Pennsylvania - The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP)

The SUIP program dates for 2017 will be from June 5 through August 11. Each intern receives a competitive stipend, on-campus housing, and transportation costs for one round trip to the University of Pennsylvania.

More information about the program here
Gateway students participate in a 5 week summer program.  Students receive a $500/summer week stipend and typically all travel and living expenses are provided for.  This year we have an exciting range of projects in many different sub-disciplines (climate change, petrology, geomorphology, volcanology, geochemistry, structure, geochronology, paleontology and more)....see our project descriptions HERE

Click HERE for more info.
University of Arizona - The Summer Undergraduate Internship Program (SUIP)

The Biosphere 2 REU provides 10 undergraduates an opportunity to conduct guided research in environmental and Earth systems science at a leading and unique research institution. Students will receive stipends of $5,000 for the 10-week research internship, housing on the Biosphere 2 campus, $500 to cover travel costs to and from Tucson, AZ and a food allowance.  Program runs from June 5 to August 11. 

More information about the program here

University of Nebraska- Lincoln Summer Research Program 

The University of Nebraska's summer program offers research opportunities in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in addition to an interdisciplinary  Minority Health Disparities  program aimed at converting cutting edge social and behavioral research into an understanding and reduction of health disparities among minorities.

More information about the program here

SOARS is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by  top scientists and engineers,  a nd a supportive learning community. 
For more information, please visit their website


This program places minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing at Science Magazine for 10 weeks over the summer. Interns experience what it's like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community.

For more information about 
this program visit their w ebsite

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1st, 2017

Students interested in biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, and/or microbiology are encouraged to apply to the M.S. program at Ball State University.

More information about the program
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Closed for Lunch 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
 Tuesday and Thursday
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Greetings from the OUR!
Dear Research Community, 

The Office of Undergraduate Research welcomes you back to campus!  Please be sure to look over the various offerings listed on the this newsletter and on our  webpage.  We look forward to another productive term.  As always, feel free to call, email or stop by the Office.


The Office of Undergraduate Research
Want to Get Paid to do Summer Research?
Summer Research Program
are now OPEN!
Application Deadline
February 24th, 2017

For  more information on guidelines, eligibility and the application process please visit our  
27th Annual 
Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference
Save the dates!
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on 

April 18 
& April 20, 2017
12:00 -2:00 pm  
UC Forums

Click Here Submit Your Abstract!


Writing an Abstract Workshop: How to Prepare your Abstract for the Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference

January 31st, 2017
Time:  12:15-1:15pm
Location:  Serra Hall 204

Research Scholarships Information Session and Proposal Writing Tips Workshop (SURE, McNair and Off-Campus Research Internships) Hosted by SSS, McNair, AS, OUR

February 2nd, 2017
Time: 12:15-2:15pm
Location: Hahn School of Nursing 106

Poster Design Workshops for CCURC 17
Dates: Mulitple
Time: 1-2:00 pm, or 2-3:00 pm
Location: Serra 156A

Poster Printing for CCURC 17
Dates: Mulitple
Time:  8am - 3:30pm
Location: Maher Hall 176C 
On Campus Events & Opportunities

Acción Diferida DACA
Screening in
The Center for Inclusion and Diversity
Maher Hall 253
Friday, January 27th, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Research Assistant Needed!

Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research is housed in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) here at USD designs, implements, analyzes, and reports on many applied research projects and is looking for a Research Assistant! 

Please email us for more information:
University of San Diego and the Career Development Center's 
Summer Internship Award
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1st, and April 1st, 2017
The Summer Internship Award supports current University of San Diego undergraduate students as they pursue internships that advance their interest in exploring career options.    Students granted this award are eligible to receive up to $3000 that will be dispersed in three payments.
Please visit website for more details

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; see housing section below)
  • Participation in professional development workshops*
  • Invitations to special networking events with other researchers*
Travel Awards

Are you presenting your research at a conference soon? 

You may qualify for the OUR Travel Award!

The OUR may award up to $500 per student (or up to $1,000 per group) to present original research, scholarly, or creative projects at a regional or national conference. All travel must be completed by June 30, 2017.

Please visit our website
for more information
Office Information
Want More Information?
Stop By to Meet the OUR Staff

Barbara Gatti
Interim Director
(619) 260-8823

Maritza Castellanos
Administrative Assistant
(619) 260-4600 ext. 4441
Joylene Aguirre
Student Assistant
(619) 260-7840

Sidney Smyer
Student Assistant
(619) 260-7840