Mayer Interdisciplinary Research Fellows Proposals Due March 28th!

Dear student researchers,

Anyone considering interdisciplinary research projects where at least one discipline is in Dedman College are encouraged to apply to the Mayer Scholars program. Proposals are due March 28th and should be submitted to Dr. Caroline B. Brettell at

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Research Day 2014 is here! Wed, Feb 26


HilaryHopkinsWed, Feb 26
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hughes-Trigg Forum

I would like to extend an invitation to the 2014 Research Day. This year, Research Day will debut a pilot presentation session in the morning exclusively dedicated to showcasing undergraduate researchers and the work that they have accomplished.

The presentations will be held on Wed, Feb 26th in the HT Forum starting at 10:30 am and will last from 5 – 7 minutes. I encourage all of you to attend, if you can, and show support to your fellow undergrads who will be speaking about their research.

Once again, this is a pilot program so we want to have a strong showing of interested members in the audience for our presenters. Feel free to pass this announcement along to any and all interested parties.

Thank you and hope to see you there!
Bob Kehoe
Director of Undergraduate Research


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NSF Grant Workshop at UT El Paso – Feb 25

Dear students researchers,

If you are interested in applying for for a National Science Foundation grant, UT El Paso is hosting a workshop designed to be a one-day comprehensive guide on how to submit a winning proposal. The workshop will be held on Feb 15 but space is limited and it is first come first serve. Find more information at the link below.


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TCU 2014 REU – Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Dear Student Researchers,

Below find information on the TCU 2014 REU Astronomy and Physics program. The Research Experience for Undergraduates program is a 10 week program running from May 27th to August 1, 2014. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.

For more information and to apply go to


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Weil Undergraduate Research Award

Dear student researchers and faculty mentors,

Below find information on the Weil Undergraduate Research Award from the CUL

“Thanks to the generous gift of Larrie Weil and his wife Bobbi, members of the Library Executive Board and Friends of the SMU Libraries, Central University Libraries is pleased to announce the Larrie and Bobbi Weil Undergraduate Research Award for excellence in library research.  All undergraduate students are eligible, based on a research project completed during the preceding calendar year.

Members of the faculty, in reading and grading undergraduate research papers, will choose papers for nomination.  Nominated papers should demonstrate depth and breadth in the use of library research materials and clear evidence of thoughtful command of these resources.  Faculty members should notify students of their intent to nominate papers.  To be eligible, students must be registered for the semester in which the award is presented.   Any papers from the spring 2013, summer 2013, or fall 2013 semesters are eligible for the award, which will be presented at the 2014 honors convocation. Submissions should include the studentʼs name, class for which the paper was submitted, and faculty memberʼs name and contact information.  Submissions may be in either paper or electronic form.  To submit a paper copy, mail the paper via campus mail to Mary Hollerich, Fondren Library Center 109; to submit an electronic copy, attach the paper as a Word document and send to, with ʽWeil research award submissionʼ in the subject line.  Papers will be accepted for consideration if received on or before Friday, January  31, 2014. The award committee, consisting of SMU faculty members and a librarian, will meet to review submissions and determine the winning paper.

The winning student will receive a $500 cash prize. The winning paper will be placed in the SMU Archives in DeGolyer Special Collections Library, and an electronic copy of the paper will be available online through the CUL website.

Questions? Call or email Mary Hollerich at or 8-4960. “

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SMU Research Fair – Fri, Feb 26

Dear student researchers,

Research Day is almost here! February 26 has been designated as Research Day, and it will begin with a presentation session by Undergraduate Research and McNair scholar students from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm in the HT Forum. After that there will be a poster session in the Promenade Ballroom from 2 – 4:30 pm. Come learn all about the exciting research going on at SMU!

For more information visit:

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Spring Engaged Learning Week – Feb 5, 6, 7

Dear student researchers,

Engaged Learning will have a whole week of events starting on Feb 5 and ending on Feb 7. The kickoff event on Feb 5 will include a free coffee event at Cafe 100 with a few students spotlighting their projects in a show and tell format. Additionally, on Thursday, Feb 6, there will be a Symposium where students will have the opportunity to present their research or other types of work to their peers. The week will conclude with an open house with free lunch and workshops. Come join the fun!

For more information visit

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TSGC Columbia Crew Memorial Undergraduate STEM Scholarships

Dear STEM students,

I want to make you aware of scholarship opportunities for STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) students offered by the Texas Space Grant Consortium in partnership with NASA. The scholarship program was established in memory of the Columbia Space Shuttle crew and is intended to recognize and encourage high quality students in the STEM fields. Application deadline is March 21, 2014. More information at the link below.




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Northeastern University Research Opportunities in Biology and Chemistry, Deadline Mar 28

Dear students,

Below find a link with information on the Summer 2014 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program at Northeastern University. The program offers interdisciplinary research opportunities in Biochemistry, Organic, Physical and Analytical Chemistry labs with a focus on the theme of Catalysis. The deadline to apply is March 28 and the program runs from June 2 – Aug 8.

For more information visit:

You can also contact Carla Mattos at

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2014 SAO Summer Intern Program, Deadline Feb 3

Dear Students,

Below find a couple of links with information on the SAO summer intern program at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The program takes 10 weeks, from June to August, and includes great opportunities for research in astronomy and astrophysics, special seminars, fields trips, and more. The deadline to apply is Feb 3.

For more information visit:

For additional internship opportunities at the SAO visit:


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