Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2016 Issue No. 24
October 24, 2016
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Don't Forget!
Voting Registration Deadline is 
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
Travel Awards to Present Research
For Psychology Majors: Student Travel Award for Research (STAR)
The Department of Psychological Sciences is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 call for Student Travel Awards for Research (STAR) grants. All of the information (including eligibility requirements) needed to apply can be found on the STAR website. The deadline for applying is October 31st.
Direct any inquiries to Dr. Ichiyama.
 Visit STAR website for more info

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.
NOAA Graduate Student Funding

AAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program 

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. Fellows have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic Society, and Scientific American.

The AAAS Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today's headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the fellow's career path while increasing the public's understanding of science and technology. For additional information about the program visit

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: 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