Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter                                  Spring 2016 Issue No. 12
April 19, 2016 
In This Issue
Off-Campus Opportunities
National Opportunities

Ocean Discovery Institute
Spring Hours
8:00am - 4:00pm
(Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm)
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Upcoming Conferences

Spring Applications for Travel Scholarships and Research Presentations
Open April 25 -May 13, 2016
Applications will be opening soon for research presentations and travel scholarships at 
This year's event will be held 
October 13 - 15 
in  Long Beach, CA.
Feel free to contact 
SACNAS with any 
questions you might have at, or call 1-877-SACNAS1.
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 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.  
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 (

Check Out What Else is 
Happening on Campus!
Shiley-Marcos Engineering Showcase
School of Engineering Showcase

Date: Friday, May 6,2016
Time: 2:30 - 5:00pm
Location: Loma Hall 1st Floor

Click  here for the flyer!

to the 300+ undergraduates that 
presented their 
research findings and creative works 
at the 
26th Annual 
Creative Collaborations 
Undergraduate Research Conference 

The undergraduate research conference celebrates the collaboration between USD undergraduates and the committed faculty, administration and staff that  mentor them in research and scholarly activities.

 This event is also a collaboration between the 
Office of Undergraduate Research 
and the  campus community. As such, we would like to express our gratitude to all involved and  would like to recognize the following people for their significant contributions to the event and their commitment to the undergraduate research students:
  • Allen Wynar
  • Bryan Teague and Avi Badwal 
  • Marcy Alyn and Annie O'Brian
  • Toñis Manriquez and Michael Dils 
  • Peggy Agerton, Megan Kyle, Jocelyn Kuykendall, Laura Schwebel, Ramiro Frausto, and Gabby Galluzzo

If you took photos during Creative Collaborations, please be sure to tag us at usdOUR and use the hashtag #CCURC2016 !
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!

Upcoming Workshops

Experimental Approaches to the Reconstruct the Diet of 
the Early Homo
Tuesday April 19, 2016
1:25 - 2:20pm

Hosted by:
Jennifer Parkinson
Assistant Professor of Anthropology 
University of San Diego Office of Undergraduate Research |
Maher Hall 280
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110