Undergraduate research opportunities
Published: Sunday, April 3, 2011
Updated: Sunday, April 3, 2011 17:04
Applications for this year's Summer Research Fellowship Program are now available, according to Kirsten Gabriel, academic programs coordinator for the Academic Vice President's office.
Gabriel, who has stepped in to help facilitate the research program, has done work in the last few months to get the word out about the opportunities available to students at Viterbo who are interested in undergraduate research.
"The program is pretty new, so part of that effort [has included] letting people know what the program is (and why they should to apply to it)," Gabriel said.
Some of the benefits of participating in the research program include: "explor[ing] the ethical aspects of [a student's] research, equipping them to successfully present their work, allowing them to share their research with their peers, and providing tips and strategies for applying for conferences, grants, REUs, and graduate school," according to Gabriel.
In addition to gaining experience researching with a mentor, students are also afforded an opportunity to have research funded.
"Students can get a stipend of up to $2,500," said Gabriel. "And faculty mentors can receive up to $1,000."
What's more, according to Gabriel, is the new website that is up and running (viterbo.edu/undergraduateresearch).
"That website contains basic info regarding the SRF program and application, as well as info regarding Scholars Day and Seven Rivers." Gabriel said. "Eventually, it'll have student researcher profiles, tips on applying for grants and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs), and resources for developing research plans and literature reviews."
Gabriel encourages anyone interested in undergraduate research to check out the website.
The applications for the Summer Research Fellowship Program are due April 1st.