Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter                                  Spring 2016 Issue No. 6
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Off-Campus Opportunities
National Opportunities
LA County Science & Engineering Fair 
Upcoming Off-Campus Conferences
Spring Hours
8:00am - 4:00pm
(Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm)
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Are you a Psychological Sciences/Behavioral Neuroscience Major?
USD Psychology Club
Presentation & Panel
Undergraduate Research 

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 
Serra 101B

Dr. Sonia  Zárate
USD Psychological Sciences Majors engaged in undergraduate research 
**This event is geared for Psychological Sciences/Behavioral Neuroscience majors**

Presentation will cover: 
-The benefits of being involved in research as an undergraduate.
-On-campus opportunities as well as how to seek other opportunities in the greater San Diego area

Panelists will discuss:
-How they got their research position
-Their research 
-"What does a day in the life as an undergraduate researcher"  is like

Preparing for Fisher II 
on Your Campu
The Center for Inclusion & Diversity will host this FREE webinar on: 
Wednesday March 02, 2016  at 12:00 noon- 1:00 pm, in Maher Hall - 253
Feel free to bring your lunch with you. 

*Please RSVP by sending an email to*

The webinar will provide recommendations to help institutions prepare for the U.S. Supreme Court's second decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which is expected by late June 2016 if not sooner.

Questions that will be explored include:
  • What are the issues at play in the case - and how might they extend to institutions beyond the University of Texas?
  • What are the possible outcomes of the case?
  • What should institutions be doing now to prepare?
  • What might institutions need to do in response?
  • What resources and supports already exist and what is being planned that can inform planning on my campus?
The webinar will feature Art Coleman, Co-Managing Partner at EducationCounsel; Lorelle Espinosa, Assistant Vice President for ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy; Brad Quin, Executive Director of Higher Education Advocacy and Special Initiatives at The College Board; and Terri Taylor, Senior Legal & Policy Advisor at EducationCounsel.
The First Generation Alliance Networking and Reception

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
KIPJ Garden of the Sea
February 29, 2016 
Don't miss your chance to share your research, scholarly activities    and  creative works  at the 
26th Annual Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference !
Submit  an Abstract 
Deadline: Monday,  February 29th, 2016 at 12:00pm

Poster printing appointments 
are every 15 minutes 
April 4 - 12th, 2016 from 8:30-12:30pm and 
1:30-3:30pm  in  Maher Hall 176C
It is required to Sign Up   for P oster Printing  Appointments 
(walk-ins are not available)
  D eadline to sign up March 4th, 2016 at 12:00pm )

*Here are instructions on how to sign up for Poster Printing Appointments

*OUR will cover the cost of poster printing one  poster at USD IMS only  so be sure to make your appointment now! Appointments are first come first serve and fill up quickly!

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!
Presenting a poster at the Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference?
Plan to attend to learn how to design a poster in PowerPoint
Poster Design Workshop
Monday, February 29, 2016 
From 10:00-11:00am
@ Serra Hall 156A
Hosted by: ITS

Did you miss the deadline for summer research funding through OUR?
Upcoming Workshops
Poster Design Workshops 
Serra Hall 156A 
February 29, 2016 at 10:00-11:00am
March 1, 2016 at 1:00-2:00pm
March 9, 2016 at 1:00-2:00pm
March 10, 2016 at 10:00-11:00am
Presenting a Poster Workshop: 
Preparation for the Creative Collaborations 
Undergraduate Research Conference and Other Meetings
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 12:15-2:15pm
Location: Camino Hall 119

Please note that all workshops are subject to cancellation dependent on interest--so please RSVP.
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