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Program Requirements

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Students who receive an undergraduate research award are expected to work on their research projects approximately 10 hours each week during an academic semester or approximately 30 hours a week during the summer term. Exact hours, schedules, and wages amounts are to be negotiated and agreed upon together by the student and the faculty mentor.

Note: Students may not receive both academic credit and wages for the same research project in a given term.

Students are required to submit a written report of their research to Engineering Learning Initiatives at the end of the award period. Students are also required to present their work in an oral or poster presentation either on campus or at an external conference or presentation event. Engineering Learning Initiatives sponsors an Undergraduate Research Poster Session in late April each year. All students funded in our program during that year of the preceding summer are invited to participate in the poster session. Those who have not presented their work at other events are expected to participate to fulfill the terms of their award.

Program Requirement Dates

Award Term Report Due Evaluation Due Poster Session Options Abstract Due
Fall 2016 12/15/16 12/15/16 Late April Early April
Spring 2017 5/16/17 5/16/17 Late April Early April
Summer 2017 8/15/17 8/15/17 Late April Early April

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View Poster Session Guidelines

  • Academic year researchers may also participate in BioExpo, BOOM, CURB, and other organized research poster sessions on- or off-campus to meet poster session requirements.
  • Oral or poster presentations should occur at a conference or event with a relatively broad audience, beyond a student's research group or course seminar.
  • Abstracts must be emailed to Engineering Learning Initiatives by the date stated above to participate in the poster session.
  • Both student and faculty are required to complete and return a brief evaluation survey at the end of the award period.