Research Funding for Undergraduates: Thursday, October 2
Did you know that you can get paid to carry out undergraduate research in any discipline? There are grants available through UST’s Grants & Research Office that make it possible for you to work full-time (in summer) or part-time (during the school year) on your own faculty-mentored project—as well as grants that will help you pay for travel to present or carry out your work. Come join us for a free pizza lunch where you can find out about these programs and more between 11:45 am-1:15 pm on Thursday, October 2 in Koch Fireside. If you plan to join us, please RSVP here so that we can order enough food. Thank you!
Excel! Research Scholar Anisa Abdulkadir to Present at ABRCMS
The Grants & Research Office would like to congratulate Anisa Abdulkadir on being accepted to present at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Antonio, TX this November.
This prestigious event is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented minority students and students with disabilities who are interested in pursuing advanced training in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During this four-day conference, undergraduates come from over 350 colleges and universities nationwide to present their work, as well as to hear about graduate school and summer internship opportunities, funding sources, professional networks, and more.
Anisa will be one of the students presenting at this event, and will share the research that she did under the mentorship of Dr. Dalma Martinović-Weigelt in UST’s Biology department. Her research studied monoamine oxidase inhibitor activity in metropolitan wastewater effluent; she previously shared some of the findings from this research with the UST community at the Excel! Research Scholars Symposium in July.
Previous participants in ABRCMS from UST have included McNair Scholar Sally Mahmoud ’12, who went on to receive partial funding to purse her M.D. at Johns Hopkins University, and McNair Scholar Mondraya Howard ‘12, who went on to receive full funding in order to pursue her Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Pittsburgh.
For more information about the conference where Anisa will be presenting her work, visit abrcms.org. Congratulations, Anisa!
Next “Inquiry at UST” Poster Session is Sept. 25
Students who have been doing collaborative research with a faculty member will be presenting their work through a poster session on Thursday, September 25 from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm in Woulfe Alumni Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to see the breadth of undergraduate research being carried out on campus, in all areas of study—from the sciences to the humanities. Click here to view abstracts from the upcoming event: Fall 2014 Inquiry Abstracts.
“Inquiry at UST” is open to the community; students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. In addition to being a great opportunity to see the types of research projects being carried out, it’s also an excellent time to ask questions about undergraduate research grants that are available to students. Attendees will be able to speak with Grants & Research Office staff, as well as recent undergraduate grant recipients, at this event. We hope to see you there!
Excel! Summer Research Symposium
On July 31, 2014, the Excel! research scholars presented their faculty-mentored research at their symposium in Wolfe Alumni Hall. The slideshow above showcases several highlights and successes from the symposium.
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