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

Important Dates and Deadlines:

Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
SUROP Poster Symposium
Miller Nichols Library, First Floor Atrium
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

Thursday, August 31, 2017from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Location TBD
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Friday, September 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Deadline for SEARCH Applications
Please note that the SEARCH application is going online. Students should plan to submit early so that faculty mentors and department chairs have time to provide recommendation letters and necessary signatures.
Contact Jane Greer for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Deadline for Nominations for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol
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.