The Inquiring Duck Blog

HURF and Fall 2016 Mini-grant Recipients Selected

Fifteen UO undergraduate students have been selected as inaugural recipients of the UROP Mini-grant award and the Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The Mini-grant award provides financial support to undergraduates conducting research, creative scholarship...

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How Important is the Reputation of Your Advisor/PI?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a series of articles on the perceived importance of a graduate students' advisor or lab director's reputation. Undergraduates that are considering graduate school may find this information valuable. How Much Is Your...

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go… with a UROP Mini-grant

The annual undergraduate research edition of the UO College of Arts and Sciences' CASCADE magazine is out and its full of great stories and examples of undergraduate research being done within the college. What really stood out in this edition was the stellar research...

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2017 CUR Posters on the Hill Application Opens

The Council on Undergraduate Research just announced the application dates for the 21st annual Poster on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. This is a competitive event, giving students the opportunity to showcase their research to congressional members, meet with...

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Modus Operandi with Erik Burlingame

Modus Operandi is a regular series that peers into the methods and personalities of UO faculty and undergraduate scholars.  Erik Burlingame is a senior biochemistry major in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry conducting research in the Washbourne Lab....

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6th Annual UO Undergraduate Symposium Preview

The 6th Annual UO Undergraduate Symposium is just under two weeks away. In anticipation of the event we are providing a preview of what is in store this year. Quick Facts: Date:     Friday, May 20, 2016 Location:     Global Scholars Hall Time:     3:00 pm - 7:45...

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Modus Operandi with Claire Aubin

Modus Operandi is a regular series that peers into the methods and personalities of UO faculty and undergraduate scholars.  Claire Aubin is a senior double-major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and International Studies. Aubin's research focuses...

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Winter 2016 Mini-grant Recipients Selected

Eleven UO undergraduate students have been selected as recipients of the UROP Mini-grant award. Open to students from all academic disciplines, the award provides financial support to undergraduates conducting research, creative scholarship or work on an innovative...

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Mini-grant and HURF Recipients Selected

Twenty-one UO undergraduate students have been selected as inaugural recipients of the UROP Mini-grant award and the Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The Mini-grant award provides financial support to undergraduates conducting research, creative...

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Modus Operandi with Tyler Kendall

Modus Operandi is a regular series that peers into the methods and personalities of UO faculty and undergraduate scholars.  Tyler Kendall is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and is the director of the Language Variation and Computation (LVC)...

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CUR Posters on the Hill

Applications for the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) 20th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill are now being accepted. This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to visit the Capitol in Washington, D.C. and present their research...

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Modus Operandi with Ben McMorran

Modus Operandi is a regular series that peers into the methods and personalities of UO faculty and undergraduate scholars.  Ben McMorran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the UO who heads up the McMorran Lab. The McMorran Lab is interested in...

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The Advantage – Vol. III

The Advantage is a regular series examining the benefits of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.  Each edition will explore one of the benefits of conducting research as an undergraduate student. Vol. I - Career Pathways Vol. II - Professional Advancement...

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UO Undergraduate Receives Prestigious Conference Travel Award

University of Oregon student Ben Blue was recently awarded an Undergraduate Travel Award from the Genetics Society of America to attend the 20th International C. elegans Meeting. C. elegans is the biannual conference that brings together the international community of...

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UO Undergraduate Symposium Preview

The 5th Annual UO Undergraduate Symposium is just under two weeks away. In anticipation of the event we're taking a quick look at what is in store. Quick Facts: Date:     Thursday, May 14, 2015 Location:     EMU, 2nd Floor Time:     12:00 pm - 7:00 pm (see full...

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UR Opportunity Highlight – UO R25 Program

In this edition of the UO Undergraduate Research Opportunity Highlight we look at the UO R25 Program. Overview: The University of Oregon R25 Summer Research Program (R25 SRP) offers fellowship opportunities for undergraduates to participate in ongoing National...

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UO Student Invited to Present Research at NCUR

The University of Oregon’s Charlotte Rheingold has been invited to present her research paper at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on April 16-18 on the campus of Eastern Washington University. Sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research,...

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5 Reasons to Conduct Research as an Undergraduate

Why would you want to conduct faculty-mentored research as an undergraduate? Here are five simple reasons. 1. Get to know your professors outside of the formal classroom setting. Students rarely get to know faculty members outside of the stuffy classroom setting....

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UR Opportunity Deadlines

UROP provides a bi-weekly update of upcoming undergraduate research opportunity deadlines at the UO and around the U.S.A. Programs at UO UO Undergraduate Symposium | March 18 Presidential Undergraduate Research Scholars | March 20 Undergraduate Research Fellowship...

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Modus Operandi with Alison Kwok

Modus Operandi is a regular series that peers into the methods and personalities of UO faculty and undergraduate scholars.    Alison Kwok is a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the UO.  She is also the Director of Graduate Studies and the Director of...

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UR Opportunity Deadlines

UROP provides a bi-weekly update of upcoming undergraduate research opportunity deadlines at the UO and around the U.S.A. Programs at UO CSMC Summer Research Program | February 28 UO Undergraduate Symposium | March 18 Presidential Undergraduate Research Scholars...

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Modus Operandi with J. Josh Snodgrass

Modus Operandi is a regular series that peers into the methods and personalities of UO faculty and undergraduate scholars.  Josh Snodgrass is a biological anthropologist who teaches and conducts research on global health, human growth and development, and human...

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UR Opportunity Deadlines

UROP provides a bi-weekly update of upcoming undergraduate research opportunity deadlines at the UO and around the U.S.A. Programs at UO NIDA Summer Research Internship | February 14 Presidential Undergraduate Research Scholars | February 18 Foreign Language and Area...

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The Advantage – Vol. II

The Advantage is a regular series examining the benefits of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.  Each edition will explore one of the benefits of conducting research as an undergraduate student. Vol. I - Career Pathways Vol. II - Professional Advancement...

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UR Opportunity Highlight – Community Planning Workshop

In this edition of the UO Undergraduate Research Opportunity Highlight we look at the Community Planning Workshop in the Community Service Center. Overview: The CPW provides classroom education and in-field training to undergraduate students to address current...

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UR Opportunity Deadlines

UROP provides a bi-weekly update of upcoming undergraduate research opportunity deadlines at the UO and around the U.S.A. Programs at UO Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal - Spring '15 Edition | February 6 UO Library Undergraduate Research Award | February 10 NIDA...

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A Beginner’s Guide to the UO Undergraduate Symposium

What is the Undergraduate Symposium? The Undergraduate Symposium was created to celebrate the contributions that undergraduate students from every discipline make to the research mission of the university.  These contributions come in various forms: a thesis project a...

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UR Opportunity Highlight – NIDA Summer Research Internship

In this edition of the UO Undergraduate Research Opportunity Highlight we look at the NIDA Summer Research Internship in the College of Education & Prevention Science Institute. Overview: The NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Summer Research Program for...

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Oregon Undergrad Research Journal | Deadline Feb. 6

The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (OURJ) is a student-run, open access, scholarly publication that showcases UO undergraduate research and creative scholarship from every field. Students may submit an honors thesis, term paper, and creative work. This is an...

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UR Opportunity Deadlines

UROP provides a bi-weekly update of upcoming undergraduate research opportunity deadlines at the UO and around the U.S.A. Programs at UO Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal - Spring '15 Edition | February 6 NIDA Summer Research Internship | February 14 Foreign...

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Best Apps for Undergraduate Researchers

A key skill for any researcher is staying organized. Keeping track of sources, notes, and ideas can quickly become a headache if you don't stay on top of it. Fortunately there are many apps available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices that can assist researchers...

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Thinking About Your Online Academic Identity

The following post is part of an ongoing series that focuses on professional development issues that are important for undergraduate researchers to consider. Thinking About Your Online Academic Identity As nascent scholars, undergraduate researchers should begin to...

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UR Opportunity Highlight – CSMC Summer Research Program

In this edition of the UO Undergraduate Research Opportunity Highlight we look at the CSMC Summer Research Program in the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry. Overview: The CSMC Summer Research Program for undergraduates is a 9 week summer research program in...

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UO Undergraduate Symposium – Abstract Submission Open Today

Submissions are now open for the 2015 UO Undergraduate Research Symposium. The UO Undergraduate Symposium celebrates the remarkable contributions that UO undergraduates make to research and creative scholarship in a wide range of disciplines and aspires to engage...

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The Advantage – Vol. I

The Advantage is a regular series examining the benefits of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.  Each edition will explore one of the advantages that participating in undergraduate research can have for undergraduate students. Vol. I - Career Pathways...

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UR Opportunity Highlight – Nomad Mentorship Program

In this edition of the UO Undergraduate Research Opportunity Highlight we look at the Nomad Mentorship Program (NOMAD) in the Department of Comparative Literature. Overview: The Nomad program offers energetic undergraduate scholars the chance to hone their critical...

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Program Announcement: External Summer Research Opportunity

Host Institution: Oklahoma State University Program Overview: The program's focus is Biological Basis of Human and Animal Behavior. The goal of this program is to provide 10 undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on research experience focused on the...

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UO Library – Undergraduate Research Award

The UO Library is currently accepting applications for their Undergraduate Research Awards (URA).   The award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate excellent library research skills and high-quality academic work.  Prizes range from $1,000 - $1,500....

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UO Students Present Research @ Annual CCIP Conference

On December 2-3, 2014, the University of Oregon hosted the 3rd Annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference and Student Symposium.  The conference was an opportunity for more than 60 UO students and 4 visiting indigenous students to exchange ideas,...

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Department of Homeland Security – Summer Research Team

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sponsors a 10-week summer internship program. This program offers the opportunity to enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS....

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NCUR 2015 Submission Deadline – December 2

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research [NCUR] abstract deadline is tomorrow, December 2, 2014. NCUR [April 16-18, 2015] is a multi-disciplinary conference for bright, motivated, and talented students, who come from all types of institutions including...

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New Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

Although winter has not even officially started, it is now the time of year to begin to think about summer plans.  If you're interested in getting paid to conduct research over the summer UROP has recently received notices for three opportunities. U.S. Department of...

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