Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Fall 2016 Issue No. 16 
August 29, 2016
In this Issue
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.
2016 Summer Research Scholars Networking Events

27th Annual 
Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference
Save the dates!  Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on April 18 and April 20, 2017
UC Forums

October 13 - 15 
in Long Beach, CA.

Feel free to contact 
SACNAS with any 
questions you might have at ,  or call 1-877-SACNAS1. 

Virtual Poster Showcase
The Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is a low-cost and high-value online poster presentation opportunity that allows students to share their research without having to travel to a conference. Students are guided through the essential peer-review process, during which they learn to evaluate each other's research.

For more information visit:

Office Information
Want More Information?
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

Fiorella Morales
Program Coordinator
(619) 260-7840

Joylene Aguirre
Student Assistant 
(619) 260-7840

Please apply online with your CV/Resume and Cover Letter. Please visit the FWS job Board for details.
Fall Hours
Monday- Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
(Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm)

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San Diego, California 92110

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The Office of Undergraduate Research welcomes you all to campus!

As you settle into the semester we encourage you to participate in the various  fall activities and workshops to learn about research, scholarships to do research, and research based academics and careers.  

We would also like to congratulate all the summer research scholars and their mentors!  We look forward to hearing about your research findings at the 27th Annual Creative Collaborations Undergraduate Research Conference. 

If you are a returning research scholar, please be sure to nominate your summer research mentor for the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. 
We look forward to another productive term!

Office of Undergraduate Research

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

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 news page.
Upcoming Events

  Interested in a Career in Industry?  

Hologic Campus Tour:
Hologic has agreed to host USD on either: 

*Please  RSVP by September 6th or the day or days that you can attend; we will be selecting the day that the majority of people sign up for.

Fall Workshops 
for Students

Research 101:  What is Research and How Do I Get Started?
Thursday, November 3rd  @12:30-1:30pm
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 

Travel Awards
Are You or a Group Presenting Your Research Off-Campus?

Apply for Office of Undergraduate Research 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.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Travel Awards

Psychology Division 
Deadline to sign up is soon! CUR  is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original psychological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting. For more information and eligibility requirements  please visit their website.

Biology Division 
The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original biological research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting* during the fiscal year 2016 - 2017. Visit their website for more information.
Off-Campus Opportunities

Science Education Assistant Instructor

Ocean Science Explorers Program
Ocean Science Explorers (OSE) is a school and field-based educational initiative that provides early continues exposure to ocean science. Students and teachers participate in Ocean Science Explorers from the 3rd through 6th grades.
Assist with hands-on science lessons in City Heights classrooms &  Lead outdoor field experiences in Mission Bay!  

One day a week (Approx 5 hrs) from Sept 19th -Dec 9th

Gain a rewarding experience working with underserved youth, and i mprove your ability to communicate science education experience.

To apply contact:  
Janani Sivasankaran, School Programs Coordinator
Office: (858)488-3849