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Galli, Dominque M.; Bahamonde, Rafael – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Launched in 1997, the Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) is an undergraduate performance-based scholarship program that aims to attract academically talented, underrepresented minority (URM) students to the IUPUI campus. The program provides financial assistance (tuition, academic stipend, conference travel, and some housing), mentoring,…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Scholarship, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Puniwai-Ganoot, Noelani; Ziegler-Chong, Sharon; Ostertag, Rebecca; Ching, Moana Ulu – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) link undergraduates to environmental careers and mentor the next generation of scientists, educators, and managers for Hawai?i and the Pacific. PIPES uses formal and informal educational frameworks to deepen a sense of "kuleana" (responsibility) and provide opportunities for…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Vaughan, Terry, III; Mendez, Maria; Berardi, Luciano – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
In 2011, DePaul University established the Arnold L. Mitchem Fellowship Program to support graduate school preparation for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented second-year students. The program aims to advance students' academic and career paths through an early research experience where students create literature reviews that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects, Disproportionate Representation
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Mendoza, Susan G.; Louis, Dave A. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
The authors reflect on their work in designing, executing, and evaluating undergraduate research experiences (UREs) that serve students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. They assert that additional support is needed to prepare students as their cultures and identities intersect with their disciplinary learning and the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Minority Group Students, First Generation College Students, Low Income Students
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Gilman, Denise; Farrow, Shannon; Hartman, Danielle – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
For 12 years, Denise Gillman has taught the course Science on the Stage at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. The plays studied awaken intellectual curiosity and understanding of human nature and complex scientific ideas within the framework of a good story and can do so for students of every major. This article presents how…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Drama, Higher Education
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Martinez, Ted; Bloom, Nena; Whipple, Amy V.; Chischilly, Steve – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
Northern Arizona University (NAU) has been operating a National Science Foundation-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates program for 18 years. The program works with tribal and community college faculty to recruit students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences for a 10-week summer research experience at NAU. Since 2006, 77…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Student Participation, Equal Education, Undergraduate Students
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Young, Gregory; Don, Gary W.; Rieck, Alan – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
As music programs at colleges and universities join the undergraduate research movement, many faculty and administrators may be unsure of terminology, educational practices, or ways to combine some of the creative aspects of music degree requirements into compelling undergraduate research projects. One of the biggest challenges is embedding…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Music Education, Research Projects, Creative Activities
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Barney, Christopher C. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Using data available at the NSF Search Awards site, Biology REU Site awards made from 1987 to 2014 were analyzed. During this time, there was an average of 30.8 new REU Site awards per year with an average duration of three years. Total funding for Biology REU Site awards increased for each four-year period analyzed since 1995-1998 in actual…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects
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Kim, Christopher S.; Leahy, Anna; Kendrick, Lisa – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Faculty participation in mentoring undergraduate research can be limited by the time demands involved and the relatively low compensation typically offered at most institutions. The system designed by Chapman University's Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) facilitates independent research by undergraduate students who…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Credits
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Shields, Joseph J.; Rivera, Julio C.; Wall, Joseph M. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
This article discusses a set of projects that build on the following concepts: the private sector has the ability to fund undergraduate research projects, the private sector is hungry for projects that focus on the scholarship of application and engagement, and students can be empowered beyond a particular research project in this funding model.…
Descriptors: Business, Models, Financial Support, Undergraduate Students
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Nicols-Grinenko, Annemarie; Verni, Rachel B.; Pipitone, Jennifer M.; Bowman, Christin P.; Quiñones-Jenab, Vanya – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Engaging students in research has the potential to benefit students, faculty, and institutions. The authors present a case study documenting strategic efforts to advance a culture of undergraduate research at Hunter College, City University of New York. Assembling a team, removing obstacles, increasing awareness and engagement, identifying goals,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Student Projects, Research Projects
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Hawkins, Mary Beth; Ferzli, Miriam; Paciulli, Lisa – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
The Research PackTrack (RP) Program provides authentic research experiences to biology undergraduates in a modified studio environment. In semester 1, students are introduced to the process of scientific inquiry and discourse in a student-centered active learning environment with upside-down pedagogies. In semester 2, students work in a dedicated…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Research Projects
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Follmer, D. Jake; Zappe, Sarah; Gomez, Esther; Kumar, Manish – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
Programs involving research experiences for undergraduates (REUs) typically reflect either university-sponsored programs or programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that aim to facilitate students' research-based skill development. Despite the prevalence of research supporting the effectiveness of these programs, little research…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Comparative Analysis
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Byrd, M. Gordon; Kang, Zhixin – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
The Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Center's council assists the director in making funding decisions for the Undergraduate Assistant Scholarship (USA). A rubric was developed to guide the council's decisions. After the council members have reviewed and rated the USA proposals using a five-point rubric, the proposals then are ranked…
Descriptors: Prediction, Undergraduate Study, College Governing Councils, Educational Finance
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Brown, Pamela; Cumming, Tammie; Pasley, Joan D. – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2017
A theory of action outlining undergraduate research program inputs and desired outcomes was developed and used to guide implementation of Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) sections and to create assessment tools to measure attainment of program goals in both apprentice-model undergraduate research and CURE. Student survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Curriculum Development, Student Research, Research Projects
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