Saturday, August 9, 2008

CUR 2008 National Conference: Frontiers and Challenges in Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research ... [held its 2008] national conference "Frontiers and Challenges in Undergraduate Research" at the College of Saint Benedict on June 21-24, 2008.

This conference ... brought together faculty, administrators, policy makers, representatives of funding agencies and other stakeholders with an interest in doing and promoting undergraduate research. [There were ] ... over 100 workshops, presentations by representatives of funding agencies and social interactions ... .

[http://www.cur.org/conferences/CSB/CUR08NatConf.asp]



Plenary

Community-Based Research and the Public Work of Democracy, Paul Apostolidis

Assessment of Research Outcomes

Developing a Framework for Evaluating Student/Faculty Collaborative Research: Considerations for Performance Reviews, Tenure, and Promotion, Andrea Chapdelaine

Measuring the Unmeasurable: Recent Advances in the Assessment of Research Outcomes, Linda Rueckert, Kathleen Morgan

Beyond the Academy: Real World Applications of Research Results

Simulation and Modeling with the Advanced Placement GridWorld Case Study, Robert Allen

Teaching Field Research (Ethnography) in a Virtual World-Second Life, Edward Lamoureux

Early Involvement in Research

LURE: A Model for Undergraduate Mathematics Research in the First Two Years, Kathy Hoke, James Davis, Ken Smith

Building Bridges to Research Careers: Moving Undergraduate Students Towards Independent Research Through Curricular and Summer Research Programs, Anneke Metz, Cali Morrison

Getting Started Early with APA Scientific Writing Style, Sandra K. Webster, Lenore T. Szuchman

How to Get Started in Research with Undergraduates, Merle Schuh, Michael Castellani

S.T.A.R (Students Tackling Advanced Research): An Immersion in the Culture of Research for First Year College Students, Suzanne Rocheleau, Elaine O'Loughlin

Funding Opportunities

Merck AAAS Undergraduate Science Research Program, Richard Weibl

Research Funding in the Biological Sciences, Amelia J. Ahern-Rindell

Undergraduate Research in the Interface of Disciplines

Fostering Research in Mathematical Biology, Tom Sibley, Chuck Rodell

Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Research: Innovative Collaborations and Sustainable Models for Undergraduate Research, Melissa Terlecki, David Dunbar

The Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI): A Project to Expand Undergraduate Research on a Large Research Campus, Hasan Akay, Kathryn Wilson

Non-Themed Interactive Sessions

Success at the Department Level: Cultivating a Shared Vision, Tim Elgren, Silvia Ronco

Crossing Paths of Inquiry: SIUE's Undergraduate Research Academy, Victoria G. Scott

"A really wicked place": A Workshop on Designing Learning Spaces to Promote Undergraduate Research, Carolyn Roberts

Non-Themed Workshop Sessions

Mentoring the Mentors' Mentor: Developing a Mentoring Program for Undergraduate Research Program Directors, Naomi Yavneh, Anne Boettcher

Poster Presentations

Research and Innovation: The Intersection of Research, Entrepreneurship and Real-World Projects, Don Takehara, Mike Bates

A Research Pipeline: Introduction to Research, Nancy Carpenter, Ted Pappenfus

Successful Integration of a Research Requirement into the Biology Curriculum at a Small College, Douglas Jensen

[http://www.cur.org/conferences/csb/presentations.html]

Conference Program

[http://www.cur.org/conferences/csb/NC08%20-%20Web%20Schedule.pdf]

Poster Abstracts

[http://www.cur.org/conferences/csb/posterabstracts.html]

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