Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Spring 2017 Issue No. 5
February 28, 2017
In this Issue

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*
Off-Campus Opportunities 

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
Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS)


Attention all mathematics, statistics, and science students seeking a summer opportunity!

The Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) offers a comprehensive six to seven week summer training course on biostatistics with relevant examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. 

The NHLBI supports six SIBS programs f or the upcoming session of 2017

Click here for more information
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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
Spring Office Hours
Monday Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
 Tuesday and Thursday
11:30am -12:30pm

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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!

D EADLINE TO SUBMIT: March 3rd, 2017 at 12:00 pm

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
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
Did you Miss the Deadline for our Summer Research Programs?

Please be sure to check out these other funding opportunities from Associated Students! 
APPLICATION DEADLINES: March 3rd, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Research Grant
This grant offers funding to student research projects that include a well-developed hypothesis, experiment or method, and proposed impact on community. Projects from all fields of study will be judged equally; this grant often funds research projects in the fields of science, engineering, psychology, and communications.
Creative Exploration Grant
This grant offers funding to student projects that display innovation and creativity while furthering the student's technique and knowledge in the field of study.  All students are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to students studying the arts such as projects on art, humanities, architecture, or history.
Please visit website for more details
Student Travel Awards for Research (STAR)
Department of Psychological Sciences


 STAR grants are designed to support student travel to professional conferences to present original research findings. These travel awards are intended to supplement  rather than replace other sources of student travel support at USD.

Click herefor eligibility , guidelines, and application 

Society of Women Engineers Presents:
Evening with Industry 
March 2nd, 2017 Forums A-C 
4:00 - 6:00 pm  - Career Fair
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Dinner and Keynote Speaker