Saturday, August 9, 2008

WebGURU: Web Guide To Research For Undergraduates

Welcome to the Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates!

The purpose of this website is to provide undergraduates interested in and/or currently participating in undergraduate research experiences in science, technology, engineering, an/or mathematics with ready information and links to reliable electronic resources on all aspects of the undergraduate research experience.

The Web Guide to Research for Undergraduates (WebGURU) is an interactive web-based tool intended to assist undergraduates navigate the hurdles of an undergraduate research experience. Resources available on this website include:

  • Information on all the technical aspects of undergraduate research including lab safety, record keeping, experimental design, data analysis, technical writing, oral presentations, intellectual property, etc.
  • A discussion board where you can discuss anything about undergraduate research with other undergraduate students; (in development)
  • Links to (in development) undergraduate research programs and program information;
  • Scholarships and fellowships in support of undergraduate research experiences;
    and meeting opportunities for undergraduate scientists and engineers

WebGURU was officially released to the general public on October 15, 2005. We want this website to be a valuable student-centered resource that helps undergraduates maximize their learning and success in undergraduate research.



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The Web-GURU project was originally funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education's Educational Materials Development Program under award DUE-0341080. It currently enjoys funding provided by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. The project is a partnership between:

  • Professor Patricia Ann Mabrouk, a chemical educator, in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology; Alicia Russell, Director of the Northeastern University Educational Technology Center;
  • Ryan McIntyre, a web-developer and undergraduate Art major at Northeastern University with a concentration in Graphic Design;
  • Vanessa Joho, web-developer and undergraduate Art major at Northeastern University with a concentration in Graphic Design;
  • Milena Virrankoski, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology with interests in environmental chemistry;
  • Kirsten Jelliffe, an undergraduate Art major with a concentration in Animation, minoring in Business and East Asian Studies at Northeastern University;
  • Samantha Kanter, web-developer and undergraduate dual major at Northeastern University in Multimedia Studies and Art with a concentration in Photography, with minors in Business and Art History, and;
  • Allison Reese, web-developer and undergraduate at Northeastern University with a major in Graphic Design and minor in Mathematics.


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