One hundred and sixty-four students presented oral and poster projects at the 19th annual Symposium of Student Scholars & Undergraduate Research Reception and set a new bar of academic excellence. Some students presented multiple projects this year, a growing trend, while others have returned with new research work to showcase.
This year’s symposium attracted projects from Bagwell College of Education, Coles College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, College of the Arts and WellStar College of Health and Human Services.
The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Newsletter features stories from faculty and students that performed research and creative activity at Kennesaw State University, as well as information about upcoming research events.
In this session, we will examine mentoring of undergraduate researchers, funding for undergraduate research, and strategies for presenting/publishing with undergraduates. Join us as we discuss ways to make mentoring undergraduate researchers more rewarding and less time consuming!
Poster Winner ($200 gift card):
Title: Toward the Synthesis of Novel Bi- and Tridentate Carbenes and Their Transition Metal Complexes
Student: Zachary McCarty
Faculty Mentor: Daniela Tapu
Poster Runner-Up ($100 gift card):
Title: Prevalence and Perception of Mental Health at KSU
Students: Ken Trickey, Courtney Collins, and Darya Sipeykina
Faculty Mentor: Daniel Rogers
Submissions for our Undergraduate Research Newsletter are currently being solicited. If you have an idea for an article or a student/faculty mentor to highlight, contact the editor at email@example.com.
Are you interested in beginning community-based research with undergraduates? Come join us for a lively discussion of the Council on Undergraduate Research's (CUR) manual entitled "A Practical Handbook for Supporting Community-Based Research with Undergraduate Students." The first 12 individuals to sign up for this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the manual. The manual "addresses the special rewards and challenges in connecting undergraduate students with change-oriented community-based projects and provides a roadmap for implementing CBR [Community-Based Research] with undergraduates."
Participants in this book club will receive a complimentary copy of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) manual entitled "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers." This session will be devoted to a lively discussion of the tips described in this manual. According to CUR, "How to Mentor Undergraduate Researchers is written for faculty members and other researchers who mentor undergraduates. It provides a concise description of the mentoring process, including the opportunities and rewards that a mentoring experience provides to both students and mentors. This updated How to Mentor handbook reflects many changes over the last decade in the scope and extent of research opportunities for undergraduates in the United States. Reflecting the current expansion of CUR into all undergraduate disciplines, in this edition experts in a variety of different fields were called upon to expand the handbook's usefulness across all areas of undergraduate research endeavors.