CURCA News
Wednesday
10/29/14

Do Research Abroad this Summer!

Posted by CURCA on October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

USF Education Abroad
REU Site, Globalization and Community Health Field School: Combining Social Science and Engineering in Costa Rica
Application Deadline: February 24, 2015

Go beyond the classroom and gain hands-on experience applying anthropology and civil and environmental engineering to address community health issues. Learn about the Costa Rican health care system while finding culturally relevant solutions for the health concerns of local populations through guided research projects. On this program, students will obtain valuable research experience and will utilize those skills to work in rural communities.

Spanish Proficiency required.

Learn more at the USF World Website.

**Click on the picture below!

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Tuesday
10/21/14

Call for posters & Travel Awards

Posted by CURCA on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Posters on the Hill 2015 — Call for submissions CUR
Application Period: Sept. 2-Nov. 5, 2014

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories. Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to apply for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 19th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. In addition to other events, there will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

Please visit the website for more information about the submission process and Posters on the Hill program. Questions? Please contact Mary Pat Twomey, Manager for Student Programs, at mptwomey@cur.org.

Social Science Division Student Travel Awards
The Social Science Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $200 each, for undergraduate students presenting the results of research that they have conducted at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the academic year 2014-2015. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster. After the meeting, a brief report about the experience is expected. Minority students are encouraged to apply. 


Biology Division Student Travel Awards
The Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research is offering a limited number of travel grants, up to $250 each, for undergraduate students presenting original research results at a regional or national, discipline-specific meeting during the fiscal year 2014-2015. Award recipients are required to acknowledge CUR for support of their travel in their talk or poster, to complete a short evaluation form about their meeting experience and to submit a PDF file of their poster. Minority students are encouraged to apply.

Friday
10/10/14

UB Civil Engineering Professor, James Jensen, featured on WKBW Channel 7!

Posted by CURCA on October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WKBW’s AM Buffalo interviewed UB’s James Jensen PhD, director of the Research Exploration Undergraduate Academy and professor of civil, structural and environmental engineering and Deshawn Henry a student in the same department about the creation of a six-foot water and solar-powered lens that purifies polluted water. Their interview found under the video titled, “Student Invention.”

Check it out here.