URAD and CES registration is now open

Student research poster copyNIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and the third annual Community Engagement Showcase from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center.

Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored research or artistry project is eligible to showcase his/her work at this year’s Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day.  This includes independent study, capstone projects, SEFEURAUSOARSROPResearch Rookies or any other related research/artistry projects. Students have the option to present their work in a poster, exhibit, and digital media display, or 15-minute oral presentation session.  Space is limited so interested students should apply early.  For more information about URAD and how to register, please visit the URAD website.

Undergraduate students currently enrolled at NIU who have participated in community-based project, including work completed during a service-learning course, internship, or with student organizations, are encouraged to showcase their work at the Community Engagement Showcase. Last year, students from various organizations, including Huskie Alternative Breaks, Huskie Service Scholars, NIU Service Leaders, Sophomores in Service, Lambda Sigma, and CAUSE, showcased their work at the CES. For more information about CES and how to register, please visit the CES website.

Summer Research Opportunities Program Application Open Now

The application for this year’s Summer Research Opportunities Program is available now online. The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) gives NIU undergraduates the opportunity to conduct paid, faculty-mentored research during the summer months.  Students of diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, students from economically disadvantaged or underserved backgrounds and students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 26, 2016.

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