CFP, win17 CUR Quarterly: Innovative Learning Spaces That Promote Undergraduate Research

CFP, win17 CUR Quarterly: Innovative Learning Spaces That Promote Undergraduate Research

deadline for submissions:
January 6, 2017
full name / name of organization:
Elizabeth Foxwell / Council on Undergraduate Research
contact email:

New approaches and designs for learning spaces on college campuses that are intended to encourage group work and active learning also provide great environments for undergraduate research. These innovative spaces can be found in libraries, residence halls, and student unions in addition to renovated classrooms and academic buildings.

Four to five articles of 2000 to 3500 words each are sought that share how campuses have deployed new learning-space designs to promote and support undergraduate research. The editors are interested in learning about how the learning-space designs were created and implemented, and how they affect student learning and outcomes. In addition, shorter vignettes (300 words) are invited that offer succinct descriptions of approaches that have worked for specific learning spaces or programs.

Some examples of topics of interest are the following:

–          How was the new learning space design achieved? What was the motivation and purpose for the design? How has it benefited undergraduate research in specific disciplines and/or across disciplines?
–          How do faculty members utilize new learning spaces to support undergraduate research? What are the benefits and challenges for faculty members and students?
–          What approaches are faculty and staff members using to assess the impact of new learning environments on student achievement and outcomes?
–          What have been the impacts of a new learning space on participation in undergraduate research across campus and/or in specific disciplines? What new partnerships have been formed, and how have they benefited student inquiry?
–          Has the availability of innovative learning spaces helped to increase participation in undergraduate research by traditionally underserved students and/or by students in majors with little prior participation?

Submission Details. Submit a 300- to 500-word prospectus, describing the focus of the proposed article or vignette. Please indicate in the prospectus whether the proposed piece is an article or a vignette. Invited authors will be notified by January 20, 2017. Final manuscripts will be due by March 13, 2017. All articles undergo peer review.

CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP) 2016-2017

The CUNY Research Scholars Program is a year-long program which provides full-time students enrolled in associate degree programs with funded opportunities
for laboratory research with a faculty mentor. In addition to participation in research, the program includes mandatory workshops on lab safety, responsible conduct in research, and other research-related skills. Students must also complete training through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), if not done already, and submit their CITI certification within the first six weeks of the program; submit an abstract, prepare a poster and participate in the poster sessions towards the end of the fall and spring semester; and participate in the CUNY-wide summer symposium at the conclusion of the program.

Part I can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRSPCityTech

CRSP Application – part 2A

CRSP Application – part 2B

Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) Fall 2016

The Emerging Scholars Program provides a $500 stipend for full-time students (enrolled for 12 or more credits) and a $250 stipend for part-time students (enrolled in 11 or fewer credits) for conducting research with a faculty member. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to apply what was learned in the class room to discover new knowledge, to solve real-world problems and to develop professionally while working with faculty to advance scholarly endeavors. The program includes specially designed workshops offered by the Honors Scholars and other programs and participation in a biannual poster session. Some funding for student travel to professional conferences to present results is also available. This is the second part of a two-part application, to be filled out by the student interested in participating in the Emerging Scholars program in Fall 2016.

Part I can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EmergingScholars

Emerging Scholars Application – part 2A

Emerging Scholars Application – part 2B

Spring Research Mixer this Wednesday!

Calling all researchers and future researchers! The Undergraduate Research Committee hosts a research mixer each semester to help students and faculty meet to hear about the exciting research conducted within the City Tech community and to plan for future partnerships.

The Research Mixer will take place this Wednesday, May 4th, from 3-5pm in Namm 119.

Researcher Mixer Spring 2016

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The CUNY Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The City University of New York’s 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (C-SURP) invites applications from talented undergraduates interested in research careers in the sciences. Specific fields of research include:

Environmental Science
Nanoscience
Neuroscience
Photonics
Structural Biology

Apply to C-SURP by January 31, 2016

WHAT IS C-CURP?

C-SURP is a ten-week program that offers hands-on research experience and is open to students interested in five key research areas: environmental science, nanoscience, neuroscience, photonics, and structural biology.

WHO CAN APPLY?

All CUNY undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year may apply. CUNY Community College students with at least 30 credits at the time of application are also encouraged to apply. CSURP is also open to students enrolled at universities in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

PLEASE NOTE: The program runs from June 6 – August 11, 2016, offers students limited housing, and includes a $4,000 stipend and three monthly Metro Cards. Successful applicants will be matched with a faculty mentor at one of CUNY’s eleven senior colleges.

Fall Research Mixer!

Calling all researchers and future researchers! The Undergraduate Research Committee hosts a research mixer each semester to help students and faculty meet to hear about the exciting research conducted within the City Tech community and to plan for future partnerships. Plus, there will be snacks and raffle prizes!

This semester, the mixer is on Wednesday, 12/2, from 3:00-5:00pm in Namm 119. Here is the schedule:

Research Mixer Dec 2 2015

Opening Gateways Research Assistants program – deadline November 30, 2015!

Have you ever wanted more, FREE, high quality resources to help you learn outside of
class? There’s a new initiative on campus – Opening Gateways – to create such materials, called open educational resources (OERs), and we would like you to be part of our team. Guided by research about just how it is that students learn mathematics, we are developing OERs such as supplementary videos, real-world applications, and instant feedback enabling WeBWorK assignments for gateway mathematics courses. The materials we create will be freely available to everyone to help support students both at City Tech and all over the world.

So– come be part of the education revolution: open digital access to the highest quality learning materials for everyone! As part of our development team you will gain valuable experience integrating creative thinking and teamwork with applying technical skills to solve real-world problems. If you enjoy putting in work where it matters, paying careful attention to the details, and are comfortable working independently and as part of a team, you are what we’re looking for.

The application deadline is Monday, November 30, 2016. The commitment is February 1 – March 15, 2016, 7 hours/week, $15/hour.

More details and application instructions can found in the Call for Research Assistants.