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Dr. Jane Greer
106 Cockefair Hall
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Undergraduate Research Advisory Board
Undergraduate Research is a division of Academic Affairs

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1st Floor Lobby of Miller Nichols Learning Center
5th Annual SUROP Poster Symposium
Contact Jane Greer for more details.


Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for SEARCH Applications
Please note the SEARCH Application is online. Students should plan to submit early so that faculty mentors and department chairs have time to provide recommendations letters and necessary signatures.
Contact Jane Greer for more details.


Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for Nominations for Undergraduate Research Day @ the Capitol.
Faculty mentors are encouraged to nominate outstanding undergraduate researchers, scholars and artists to share their work with state legislators and other stakeholders in Jefferson City in spring, 2019.
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

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Impact for 2016

  • 52 students received individual grants through SUROP and SEARCH ($107,565)
    • 17 disciplines represented, including Biological Sciences, Communication Studies, Art History, Urban Studies, Psychology, Civil Engineering, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Latina/o Studies
    • Between 2014 and 2016, 35% of students who earned SUROP and SEARCH grants were first-generation college students.
    • Between 2104 and 2016, approximately 25% of students who earned SUROP and SEARCH grants self-identified as African-American, Hispanic/Latina, Asians from under-represented groups, and students who identify with two or more ethnic/racial groups.
  • 228 students experienced Eureka classes, offered in Biology, Classics, the Conservatory, English, Discourse, Mathematics, Political Sciences, and Urban Planning.
  • 131 students presented their work at the SUROP Poster Symposium, URC@D, and the Annual Symposium of Undergraduate Research & Creative Scholarship.
    • 15 different disciplines represented, including Art History, English, History, Political Science, Physics, Geosciences, Biological Sciences, Math, Chemistry, and Psychology.