Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2016 Issue No. 22
October 10, 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
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.

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.
Office Information
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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

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

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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.
Upcoming Events
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 


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

Fall Workshops 
for Students

Research 101: 
What is Research and How Do I Get Started?
(Choice of two 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 101
Thursday, October 20th @ 1:00-2:00pm
Serra Hall 209 

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