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Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Scholarships, Fellowships, Publishing, and Conference Presentations
- NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HONORS STUDENT WEB SITE. This web site is full of useful scholarship information, as well as information on how to join the national umbrella organization that augments all Honors Programs and Honors Colleges in the United States.
- NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HONORS COUNCIL (NCHC) is the umbrella national organization for all affiliated Honors Programs at colleges and universities in the United States. At this site you can find links to over 200 Honors Programs. The Honors Program at VSU is a member of the NCHC.
- The SOUTHERN REGIONAL HONORS COUNCIL (SRHC), the largest regional Honors council in the country. The Honors Program at VSU is a member of the SRHC.
- THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION makes possible a number of opportunities for undergraduates to join research projects each summer. This allows students to experience first-hand how basic research is carried out, and to contribute consequentially. The principal support by NSF of such activities is through the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program. REU "Sites" are established in all fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. Each Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates, who work in the research programs of the host institution. Students are in general accepted from throughout the country. Each student is assigned to a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. In addition, seminars, lunch meetings, and social functions are organized to facilitate interaction between the undergraduates. Students are granted stipends, and in some cases assistance with housing and travel. Students who are in those groups traditionally under-represented in science (women, members of under-represented minorities, and those with disabilities) are particularly urged to apply. Students with special personal needs or requirements, or who can attend a Site only under special conditions, are also encouraged to apply, and to discuss this with Site Directors in advance of the application dates.
- THE UNDERGRADUATE PUBLICATIONS DIRECTORY encourages undergraduate scholarship by facilitating the development and use of undergraduate publications. The UPD lists print and electronic publications that will consider undergraduate student essays, research papers, poetry, short fiction, photography, art, cartoons, etc. The journals are arranged by TITLES (alphabetically) and by CATEGORY (discipline or topic).
- RESEARCH EXPERIENCES for UNDERGRADUATES!! Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research supported.
- A SUMMER HONORS COURSE OPPORTUNITY: Intercultural Communication is the course, and it will take place from August 1 through August 18 (lodging through August 20) at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University. It will be conducted through a combination of lecture, seminar, and tutorials, with an emphasis on experiential learning as we approach Oxford town and gown "as text." Before applying for this course, please contact Dr. Adler.
- IBM OFFERS RESEARCH AWARD for UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN. IBM is again offering a research award program for women in physics and related fields. It offers a summer job, with mentor, at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose CA. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate juniors and seniors to learn first-hand about research in science and engineering. The program's goals are to encourage women students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. The award consists of a $2,500 scholarship per year and a summer internship at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA.
- THE NATIONAL COUNCIL on UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH is a national professional organization that encourages the development of undergraduate research programs by generating awareness and national support.
- CUR REGISTRY FOR UNDERGRADUATES: This is information regarding the Council on Undergraduate Research Registry of Undergraduate Researchers and Graduate Schools. This Registry is designed to link undergraduate students who have research experience with graduate schools interested in recruiting such students (general information about the Registry). The registry is free of charge to the student. Interested graduate schools contact CUR and pay to gain access to the student's
records. These schools can then contact students whose records they are interested in. Once you register, you will receive an email that provides you with a password and instructions on how to complete your records.
- THE VSU COUNCIL on UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH seeks to engage students from all disciplines within the college in meaningful, independent and supervised research experiences. Such experiences include discussion groups, field and laboratory activities, technological activities and archival research. The Council also provides a forum for faculty in Arts and Sciences to foster undergraduate research in their own disciplines and gain more knowledge of undergraduate research in other fields. The Council on Undergraduate Research conducts a yearly symposium in the spring semester, so that the entire Valdosta State University community can learn from outstanding undergraduate research.
- THE VSU STUDENT DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION promotes student research, presentations, and competition, as well as intellectual growth, artistic performance and other non athletic based activities. SOD provides students with financial support enabling them to formally participate in international, national, regional and local events.
- THE JOURNAL of UNDERGRADUATE SCIENCES is the nation’s premiere peer review scientific journal dedicated to original research done by undergraduates and high school students. Written and published by students for students, they publish articles in a wide variety of fields, ranging from Astronomy to Zoology. As a collaborative effort between undergraduates, graduate students, and professors, JUS is a forum in which students can participate in the frontiers of science and become acquainted with the important scientific issues. Additionally, JUS encourages undergraduates to gain valuable experience by communicating their research to an audience of peers. Through its activities, JUS seeks to vitalize interest in science and its many implications for society.
- THE JOURNAL of YOUNG INVESTIGATORS is a new, exciting, student led initiative to broaden the scope of the undergraduate scientific experience. JYI's undergraduate staff members - currently representing over 30 different institutions - operate a peer reviewed journal for undergraduate research.
- THE GEORGIA COLLEGIATE HONORS COUNCIL (GCHC) is the state-wide Honors council, held annually.
- THE NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CLEARINGHOUSE: This web site is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Missouri Western State College for the dissemination of undergraduate research projects. The Clearinghouse is intended to be interdisciplinary, although it was pilot tested with psychology and biology students at MWSC (therefore the papers that are currently available are primarily from those two disciplines). The Clearinghouse is now ready for general use by all departments/disciplines and at other institutions.