Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2016 Issue No. 17
September 6, 2016
In this Issue
Register as a Research Scholar
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.
27th Annual 
Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference
Save the dates!
Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on
April 18 & April 20, 2017
UC Forums

October 13 - 15 
in Long Beach, CA.

Feel free to contact 
SACNAS with any 
questions you might have at ,  or call 1-877-SACNAS1. 

Learning Through Digital Humanities
a Showcase 
Free and Open to the public!
Digital Humanities learners of all levels at all institutions in San Diego, join us to share best practices and projects. This event builds upon the NEH-sponsored Digital Humanities Pedagogy workshops and continues that project's mission: to build and strengthen Digital Humanities through a regional Network!

When: October 21, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: USD Humanities Center 

Virtual Poster Showcase
The Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is a low-cost and high-value online poster presentation opportunity that allows students to share their research without having to travel to a conference. Students are guided through the essential peer-review process, during which they learn to evaluate each other's research.

For more information visit their website.

Office Information
Want More Information?
Stop By to Meet the OUR Staff

Sonia Zarate, Ph.D
(619) 260-8823

Maritza Castellanos
Administrative Assistant
(619) 260-4600 ext. 4441

Julie Bennett
Program Coordinator
(619) 260-7840

Fiorella Morales
Program Coordinator
(619) 260-7840

Joylene Aguirre
Student Assistant
(619) 260-7840

POSITION: Student Assistant
FWS ONLY, please apply online with Resume and CV attached. Please visit the FWS job Board for details. 

Fall Office Hours
Monday- Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

Office of Undergraduate Research
Maher Hall 280
San Diego, California 92110

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Upcoming Events

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Please select the day or days that  you can attend; we will be selecting the day that the majority of people sign up for. 
Deadline to RSVP is TODAY: September 6 at midnight.

Hologic Campus Tour:
Hologic has agreed to host USD on either: 

from 1-4pm 
Applying to Graduate School?

Attend a Free GRE Sample Class
USD Main Campus
Wednesday, September 14th
(7:00pm - 8:00pm)

For more information about GRE Prep Courses, contact:
or visit their  website
Nominate Your Research Mentor!

The goal of the Outstanding Undergraduate Research  Mentor Award is to increase awareness about the importance of  mentoring undergraduates in research, scholarly activities and creative works and to recognize USD  faculty that bring respect and excellence to these activities. We are currently soliciting  nominations for the OURMA award. 

Undergraduate researchers, 
the deadline to  nominate your  faculty research mentor is 10/28/16. More information can be found on the  OUR profile page.
Travel Awards to Present Research
Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR)  Travel Award

USD's Office of Undergraduate Research 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. Visit our website for more information.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Travel Awards

Psychology Division 
Deadline to sign up is soon! CUR  is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original psychological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting. For more information and eligibility requirements  please visit their website.

Biology Division 
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 2016 - 2017. Visit their website for more information.

Fall Workshops 
for Students

AS Research Supply Fund Information Session

Research 101:  What is Research and How Do I Get Started?
Thursday, November 3rd  @12:30-1:30pm
Serra Hall 204  

Proposal Writing: Applying for Summer Research Scholarships
Thursday, November 10th  @ 12:30-1:30pm
Serra Hall 209 

Graduate Student Panel: Learn about Graduate Programs and What it Takes to be a Competitive Applicant
Thursday, December 1st  @ 12:30-1:30pm
UC Forum A 

Off-Campus Opportunities
The 21st Carpenter-Cohn Lecture in Comparative Biology
"The Music of Evolution"
September 19, 2016 at 4 PM
Aztec Student Union Theatre
(2nd floor, east end)
Presented By:  Dr. Wayne Maddison 
University of British Columbia

The Carpenter/Cohn Lectureship was established to support an annual lecture by a distinguished biologist  whose research perspective is integrative and highlights major patterns and unifying themes in  comparative biology.

Dr. Maddison is Professor and Canada Research Chair at U.B.C. He studies how to use phylogeny to interpret evolutionary change, and builds computer programs widely used in evolutionary biology. He also studies the systematics of jumping spiders, using structural and molecular data to determine their relationships, and doing field work around the world to find undiscovered species. He is a recipient of a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship and of the Bruce Naylor Award (for exceptional contributions to the museum-based study of natural history in Canada), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Please join us for an exciting and informative talk on Dr. Maddison's research.

All are invited to a reception following the lecture at the Faculty-Staff Club


Science Education Assistant Instructor

Ocean Science Explorers Program
Ocean Science Explorers (OSE) is a school and field-based educational initiative that provides early continues exposure to ocean science. Students and teachers participate in Ocean Science Explorers from the 3rd through 6th grades.
Assist with hands-on science lessons in City Heights classrooms &  Lead outdoor field experiences in Mission Bay!  

One day a week (Approx 5 hrs) from Sept 19th -Dec 9th

Gain a rewarding experience working with underserved youth, and i mprove your ability to communicate science education experience.

To apply contact:  
Janani Sivasankaran, School Programs Coordinator
Office: (858)488-3849