Engaged Learning Week: Student Presentations Spring 2018

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Film Screening: Particle Fever

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REU in Physics – UT Dallas

We are excited to share that we will be hosting an NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in physics at UT Dallas this summer.  The UT Dallas Physics REU will take place from May 28 to August 3, 2018. The REU Fellows will be immersed in an exciting ten-week summer research program, carefully mentored by UTD faculty. The key objectives of the program are to instill in the REU Fellows the excitement of research and careers in science, and to build their research skills both independently and in research teams. This program includes a $5,000 stipend, housing, 21 meals per week, access to the gym, and multiple social events (~$8500 total package).

The program has core areas in

-Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics


-Cosmology and Gravitation

-Plasma Physics

-Space Physics

To learn more and to access the application, please visit our REU website at:


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REU in Multifunctional Materials – Texas A & M University

Dillon Vaughn

Program Specialist I

Texas A&M University

Materials Science & Engineering | RDMC 221

3003 TAMU | College Station, TX 77843-3003


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More information and on-line application form are available at our web site:  http://www.phys.tcu.edu/reu_program.asp

As participants in the TCU Physics and Astronomy REU program, students will:

Collaborate on a research project alongside faculty and graduate students.
Learn about working in the aerospace industry through field trips.
Develop skills in giving a research presentation.
Participate in a mini-workshop on research ethics.
Receive a $5000 stipend, free dorm housing, travel support to/from TCU and home, and paid travel expenses to a scientific conference to present the results of their research.

Students will work with faculty in the TCU Departments of Physics and Astronomy or Chemistry or Engineering on research in the fields of Materials Science, Bio-Physics, Observational Astronomy, Theoretical Modeling and Simulation.

Also, we are still acccepting applications for our Ph.D. Program:

Graduate Deadline February 1st (though late applications will be considered)

Let me know if you have any questions.


Peter Frinchaboy
REU Program Director
Graduate Director
Department of Physics and Astronomy
TCU Box 298840
Fort Worth, TX 76129


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SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research | Launch

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Butler University’s Undergraduate Research Conference is Now Accepting Submissions!

Butler University invites undergraduate scholars

to share innovative research, scholarship, and creative endeavor

with hundreds of their peers at the 30th Annual

Undergraduate Research Conference

April 13, 2018

at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana

The registration system is now open and

submissions are welcome through February 15.

We look forward to seeing you in April,

Conference Director: Dr. Dacia Charlesworth
Conference Coordinator: Melissa Friedman

Visit www.butler.edu/urc for more information.


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9th annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference | Call for Papers

I wanted to take a moment to invite you and your undergraduate students to participate in the 9th annual Collin College Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Student Research Conference.

It takes place April 18 & 19, 2018 on the Spring Creek Campus (2800 East Spring Creek Parkway. Plano, Texas, 75074) and is open to all undergraduates from all disciplines.

The call for papers is attached here.

Visit our website at: http://www.collin.edu/conference/studentresearch/

You will find the call for papers, FAQs, maps, past programs, etc. You can also watch an 8-minute video on the conference background and submission process which can be accessed here: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cblrFp28sX

In a nutshell, students that have conducted or are currently conducting research (experiments, social science research papers, art displays, etc.), are encouraged to submit. If accepted, you will present on either April 18th or 19th, 2018 in whatever format they prefer (roundtable, panel, performance, poster board, etc.).

The Top 6 (competed) papers will receive “Top Paper” honors. Four of those winners will receive a $1,250.00 scholarship!

The event is free, open to the public, fully catered, and an exceptional way for Undergrads to experience an academic conference. In fact, even if you are not presenting, we encourage you to attend as audience members!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at jwarren@collin.edu or StudentConference@collin.edu


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University of Nebraska Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

We are now accepting applications for the University of Nebraska’s 2018 Summer Research Program, and we’d like to encourage your students to apply.

Our 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.


Summer 2018 research programs include:

  • Applied Plant Systems
  • Bioenergy Systems
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Agronomic Systems
  • Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)
  • Minority Health Disparities
  • Nanohybrid Functional Materials
  • Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure
  • Redox Biology
  • Sustainability of Civil Infrastructures in Rural Environments
  • Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Virology

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Thursday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Thursday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Summer Research Program »

Feel free to forward this to your students, as well. If you have any questions about our program don’t hesitate to contact me.


Alisha Hanshaw
Director, Graduate Enrollment
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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Horizons Fellowship Program


I hope you’re having a great week!

By way of a quick introduction, my name is Will. I am a current student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an alum of The Horizons School. I recently joined the Horizons team to help identify candidates for our fully funded Horizons fellowship program.

The Horizons Fellowship is a fully-funded technology immersion fellowship for top university students from around the world. As technology continues to play a larger role on the world stage, whether it be in business, politics, art etc., we have been reaching out to various Southern Methodist University clubs to encourage students to gain a solid technical foundation.

Past Horizonites have come from schools like Harvard, Princeton, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, and more. We’ve had engineers, business students, liberal arts majors and designers take our program – they’ve gone on to receive product management, engineering, and venture capital offers from firms such as Google, Zappos.com, Yelp, Optimizely, Redfin, Insight Venture Partners, and Slack. Others are winning global hackathons and building their own startup ideas.

I would be thrilled and honored if you could forward out this opportunity to interested members of your club. Our programs are open to students of any year and any major – we encourage candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests to apply!

Thank you,
Will Yoo

Will Yoo
S’16, Horizons School of Technology
Class of 2019, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania


The Horizons Fellowship
The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students on a fully-funded experience in San Francisco, in their pursuit to become leaders in technology. Our programs provide immersive software engineering and web/mobile development courses geared towards high-achieving college students. Students need not have a computer science background!

Horizons students have gone on to receive offers from firms such as Google, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, BCG, Visa, J.P. Morgan, and more

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Applicants have hailed from Southern Methodist University, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan and more.

Interested students can start an application here!

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