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LUCERNA Journal |

Lucerna, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, is the only undergraduate journal at UMKC, publishing articles by students in the social sciences, sciences, and humanities.  Established in 2005 by the UMKC Honors Program, Lucerna's purpose is to cultivate and showcase high-caliber scholarship from the entire UMKC undergraduate community.  Any UMKC student may submit a research paper between 1000 and 6000 words, written anytime during their undergraduate academic career.

Responsible Conduct of Research Certification Requirement

NSF requirement for RCR Certification as of January 4, 2010:   

»RCR Training site: [Register (free) then follow the instructions for the RCR training and certification.]

    ALL students and postdocs who are, or will be funded by NSF, directly and indirectly, must be RCR certified. This means that any graduate studentundergraduate student and any postdoc who uses an instrument that was purchased with NSF funding, may not use such equipmentunless a RCR Certificate is on-file. 

    UMKC has arranged for RCR Training and Certification with CITI (see UMKC Implementation Information link above)

Research Opportunities

NASA LARSS (Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars) Program

LARSS is a paid, year-round (3 sessions -- Fall, 15 weeks, Spring, 15 weeks, and Summer, 10 weeks), highly competitive, research internship for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). LARSS is also a nationally recognized, award-winning, internship program. Visit for more information.

2013 Fall Session - APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN!

  • 15 weeks
  • September 3 - December 13, 2013
  • Application due June 26, 2013*

2014 Spring Session - Application coming soon!

  • 15 weeks
  • January - April, 2014
  • Application due October 2013*

*Application Data must be submitted by midnight of the date indicated above. Please call if you have any problems meeting a deadline. Contacts: Debbie Murray, Program Coordinator: 757-864-5215 | Sarah Pauls, Program Assistant: 757-864-4394

*The two letters of recommendation are due one week after the application deadline. The references will receive a computer generated e-mail requesting the recommendations immediately following submission of the application.

Rutgers Research Program- Research in Science and Engineering (RiSE)

Seeking sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors with strong academic credentials, a passion for research in the STEM disciplines or social sciences, and an interest in graduate school. They particularly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and students from disadvantaged or first generation college families. The RiSE advantage includes: CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE in over 30 programs in the sciences, math, engineering, and social & behavioral sciences. In the biomedical sciences, students can choose among 200 labs at Rutgers, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. In addition, we offer exciting interdisciplinary opportunities through our NSF IGERTs and REU partnerships -- sustainable fuels (biofuels, synfuels), nanotechnology for clean energy, stem cells & cellular bioengineering, and pharmaceutical engineering.

Admission is on a rolling basis

  • No deadline
  • Application can be found here.
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