October 21, 2021
Application open for Virtual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol — March 2022
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, or OURCI, is seeking submissions from undergraduate researchers for the honor of presenting their research or creative inquiry during the Virtual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in March 2022.
This event will showcase the work of up to 40 Kansas undergraduate student projects representing each of the state's eight public four-year institutions. The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the unique opportunities undergraduate students have to participate with faculty members in research at all state institutions. This event will also emphasize higher education's role in developing educated citizens and preparing a workforce with the necessary skills to further the economic growth of the state.
Projects from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged — especially posters that relate to the state of Kansas and issues important to the state legislature — e.g., education, health, agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, energy, transportation, manufacturing, environment and social services.
- Be undergraduates during the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Have completed research under the guidance of a K-State faculty mentor.
- Follow the methodology of the appropriate academic discipline.
- Have research of sufficient quality to be presented at a professional academic meeting.
- Have the skills, resources and capacity to produce a professional academic poster.
- Agree to undergo training and rehearse their presentations prior to the event.
Applications must include:
- The title of the project.
- A 250-word abstract.
- An updated resume.
Please submit your application by Nov. 12.
More information can be found on the website.
As a reminder, OURCI has many ways to engage throughout the remainder of the semester.
Research awards — are designated to help students support the purchase of supplies for a project or as compensation for time spent working on a project. Funds will go directly to the student. Faculty oversight of research is required. Applications include completion of a student portion and a letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor. There is a maximum award amount of $500. The application deadline is Oct. 22. View more information.
Conference/Travel awards — are meant to pay for travel-related undergraduate research expenses. This can include travel to conduct research or travel to a conference to present research. Funds will go directly to the student. Faculty oversight of research is required. Applications include completion of a student portion and a letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor. There is a maximum award amount of $500 — in-person conference, or $250 — virtual conference. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. View more information.
The fall 2021 K-State Undergrad Research Showcase is an event designed to highlight and celebrate undergraduate research happening in and out of classes in departments across campus. The event will be held in a hybrid fashion. Participants will have the option to present in person, virtually or both.
In-person — poster session
K-State Student Union Ballroom
Space for this event is limited. Students should register early if this is their preferred method. The deadline for registration is Nov. 17. View event and registration information.
SymposiumOne platform. Register here.
Contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.