Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2016 Issue No. 21
October 3, 2016
In this Issue
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.
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.
Off-Campus Opportunities


All application materials must be submitted through the  RISE Grad Prep Academy  portal no later than  11:59 p.m. (EST)  on  Monday, October 3, 2016
Please direct all questions to

For more information, eligibility requirements and to apply. 
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
Joylene Aguirre
Student Assistant
(619) 260-7840

Sidney Smyer
Student Assistant
(619) 260-7840
Fall Office Hours
Monday- Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

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Maher Hall 280
San Diego, California 92110

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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
UC Forums

Mark your Calendars!
Poster Printing Appointment Registration
coming January 9, 2017 at noon!
Upcoming Events
A Garden Compendium 
New Paintings from Emily Mueller, 2016 SURE Scholar
October 10th - 20th

Artist's Talk and  Reception
 October 13th from 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Sacred Heart Gallery 

Learning Through Digital Humanities
a Showcase 
When: October 21, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: USD Humanities Center

Lawrence Hinman Research Grant Application

Deadline: Monday, October 24

The USD Honors Program invites all Honors students in their Junior or Senior year to apply for the Hinman Grant. Award winners receive up to $500, which can be spent on thesis research, a presentation for a conference, or travel to present at a conference. Applications will be due by  3 p.m. on  Monday, Oct. 24.

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program is available for the citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America who are enrolled in  applied physical, biological and engineering sciences or mathematics field of study.

The Fellowship Deadline is October 28, 2016.
 To apply visit their website
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.

Fall Workshops 
for Students

Research 101: 
What is Research and How Do I Get Started?
(Choice of three days/times; attend one) 

Thursday, October 27th @1:00-2:00 pm
Serra Hall 204
Thursday, November 3rd @12:30-1:30 pm
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