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Celebrating 18 years of Undergraduate Research!

Mindlin Foundation Undergraduate Research Awards

The Mindlin Foundation Undergraduate Mentored Research Program is offering research awards to promising undergraduates in the sciences or engineering who are in a mentored research project. Applications are due by November 3, 2017. Learn more about the awards including eligibility and application information.

Scholars' Scope 2017: The annual publication of the Developing Scholars Program

Apply to be a Graduate Assistant!

The Developing Scholars Program, housed in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant for next Fall/Spring. While the office is about undergraduates in research, the assistantship is a student services focused position. This person will be responsible for meeting, mentoring and advising a group of undergraduates in our programs as well as helping with event planning and implementation. See the full job description and application.


Scholar Spotlight

marcosMarcos Aleman, sophomore in landscape architecture and regional & community planning from Gardner, KS, completed a series of botanical sketches of the native grasses and wildflowers that grow in The Meadow, a landscape of native grasses and wildflowers located behind the Beach Museum of Art. His sketches contributed to an interactive touchscreen display that will debut at the museum as part of All-University Open House activities on Saturday, April 1.

Aleman's research mentor is Katie Kingery-Page. Together, they are also working on comparing maintenance estimates used for the Meadow versus those for other areas of campus. Kingery-Page said of Marcos, "He is a key player in this project. If he doesn't know how to do something, he'll say, 'I will do it; now, how do I do it?' He doesn't shy away from the task. Also, I have enjoyed watching his creative abilities grow. His drawing skills are becoming fantastic."

See the full article here.