Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2016 Issue No. 28
November 30, 2016
In this Issue
Off-campus Opportunities

SOARS is an undergraduate to graduate program built around a summer research internship, mentoring by  top scientists and engineers,  a nd a supportive learning community. 

In addition to the summer internship, SOARS includes year-round support, funding to attend conferences and last-dollar tuition scholarships. Successful proteges are eligible to participate in the program for up to four years.
For more information, please visit their website

2017 Application Available Online 
October 16 - February 1!

This program places minority students interested in journalism as a career and who want to learn about science writing at Science Magazine for 10 weeks over the summer. Interns experience what it's like to cover the scientific and technological issues that shape our global community.

For more information about 
this program visit their  Website

We are looking for passionate young leaders interested in education, science, conservation, non-profit management, and giving back to one of San Diego's most undeserved  and diverse communities, City Heights. In order to serve the community, we seek talented individuals from City Heights or similar backgrounds, who can relate to and are dedicated to addressing the challenges of urban communities.

For more information, please visit the application website

Students interested in biotechnology, cell biology, genetics, and/or microbiology are encouraged to apply to the M.S. program at Ball State University.

Deadline: February 1, 2017
More information about the program

The Summer Clinical and 
 Translational Research Program
The Summer Clinical and Translational Research Program (SCTRP) is a ten-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich the pipeline of college students' understanding of and interest in pursuing clinical and/or translational research, as well as to increase exposure of college students from groups underrepresented in medicine and from disadvantaged groups to clinical/translational research.

More information
about the program  here

The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP)
 The The Visiting Research Internship Program (VRIP) is an eight-week mentored, summer research program designed to enrich medical students' interest in research and health-related careers, particularly clinical/translational research careers.

More information 
about the program here

A panel of distinguished experts will explore how early experience impacts adult brain structure and function, as well as to help clarify the extent of this influence and the mechanisms by which developmental neuronal plasticity affects the adult brain.  
When: December 2, 2016, 1:00 - 5:30 pm
Where: Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium, 
Salk Institute
Registration: Admission is free but registration is required (see website)

More information about this symposium  here
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

Fall Workshops 
for Students
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 

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.
Travel Awards

Are you presenting your research at a conference soon? 

You may qualify for the OUR Travel Award!

  • Must be a full-time USD undergraduate in good academic standing
  • Must be an author, co-author and presenter at the conference
  • Limit one travel grant per student. Previous recipients are not eligible for a second grant
As soon as you have received acceptance to the conference, complete the application ( individual or  group) and submit the required documents to 

Please visit our website for more information
Office Information
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Stop By to Meet the OUR Staff

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
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8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

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