Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter                                  Spring 2016 Issue No. 10
April 04, 2016 
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Off-Campus Opportunities
National Opportunities

Ocean Discovery Institute 

Ocean Discovery Institute
Upcoming Off-Campus Conferences
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8:00am - 4:00pm
(Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm)
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97th Annual Meeting
University of San Diego
San Diego, California
14 - 17 June 2016
Call for Abstracts

The Pacific Divisio n of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is concluding its Centennial Year in 2016.  Having started in San Diego, the Pacific Division is excited to be hosting its 97th annual meeting back in San Diego on the University of San Diego (USD) campus from June 14-17, 2016.  This year's theme, "Engaging Science," encourages us to reflect on the scientific advancements of the past 100 years and to look forward to the next phase of scientific innovation. 
Please submit an abstract to be considered for a poster or oral presentation.  The deadline for abstract submission is Friday April 22, 2016.
More information about the Pacific Division of AAAS, the 2016 meeting and abstract submission can be found on the webpage or by email to Dr. Frank Jacobitz ( or Dr. Roger Christianson (

AFFIRM Student Lecture: 
The conversion of an African American Woman to STEM

Presented by:
Dr. Nicole Weekes,
Professor of Neuroscience,  Pomona College
Open to the USD 
Greater San Diego Community

Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:30- 6:30pm
MRH (SOLES) Warren Auditorium
California Burritos
will be served from 
5:00pm -5:30pm
Doing Research this Summer?  
Register as a Research Scholar!
All USD students engaged in undergraduate research/scholarship activities and creative works are 
required to register as a Research Scholar 
regardless of funding source or formal program affiliation. 

Research Scholars include: 
  • Beckman Scholars
  • McNair Scholars
  • NSF REU Scholars
  • PURE Scholars
  • SURE Scholars
  • Students who have received a scholarship for summer research
  • Students who are conducting research on a faculty member's grant
  • Students who are dong an independent project with a faculty advisor/volunteering
  • Other visiting researchers (high school, international, etc.) 
Responsibilities and Benefits
  • Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) Online Training/Other research ethics training as needed
  • 50% discount on on-campus housing during the summer (USD students only; see housing section below)
  • Participation in professional development workshops
  • Invitations to special networking events with other researchers

Register to become a Research Scholar today!

26th  Annual Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference
Thursday,  April 14th, 2016
12:00pm - 2:15pm
Hahn University
Center Forums, 
Exhibit Hall and East and West Alcove
The CC URC showcases research, scholarly activities and creative works from undergraduate students in all disciplines. Please plan to attend and support USD's undergraduate research scholars.  CC URC is open to the public, but please help us in our planning by letting us know if you will attend. 

Help us advertise, download flyer  here!

What is Research Week?
Research week is a weeklong celebration of the research activities in USD. This multi-faceted showcase will focus on the importance of research at USD, and will include various events, open houses and demonstrations. 

This year Research Week 2016 will take place on campus the week of April 11-15th, 2016.

Research Week is free and open to the public so, please join us!

Click here to view the full schedule of events!
Upcoming Workshops

AFFIRM Faculty Workshop: 
Best Practices and Hopeful Outcomes  Around 
STEM Retention 
Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 
Time: 12:15-2:15pm
Location: Salomon Hall 

Mentoring Undergraduates in Research II: 
Understanding and Independence
Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 12:15-2:15 pm
Location: Camino Hall 108


Research 201: 
Getting the Most out of your Research Experience
Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 12:15-2:15 pm
Location: Camino Hall 119
**Please note that all workshops are subject to cancellation dependent on interest--so please RSVP.
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