Reminder: Wentz Research Info. Session Next Tuesday (Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m.)

Wentz Research Grant Information Session
102 North Classroom Building | Tuesday, Oct. 21 | 6-7 p.m.

Topics include:

-    Applying for a Wentz Award | Eligibility requirements, project guidelines, deadlines, etc.
-    Finding a Faculty Mentor | Communicating with faculty, choosing a topic, etc.
-    Writing a Research Proposal | Keys to developing an effective proposal, etc.
-    Handling Ethical Compliance | Submitting IRB or IACUC paperwork, etc.

Featuring: A Panel of Current Wentz Research Grant Recipients to offer advice and answer your questions.

This is a mandatory event for all FRS scholarship recipients in lieu of the “Scholar Development Reception.”  In the event of a verifiable scheduling conflict, students must arrange a meeting with FRS Director, Tim O’Neil (334 Student Union, 405-744-7313, tim.oneil@okstate.edu) to maintain eligibility for the program scholarship.  FRS should not skip class to attend this meeting.

Trinidad and Tobago Info. Session Today at 7pm in Library Browsing Room

The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates in all majors to the

Scholar Abroad: Trinidad and Tobago Information Session
OSU Library Browsing Room | Tuesday, Oct. 14 | 7-8 p.m.
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Featuring “A Glimpse of Island Life” by Dr. Richard Frohock, Professor of English

English Department Head Dr. Richard Frohock will provide an introduction to the course he will lead this summer at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago: “Island Life: A Literary and Cultural Survey of the Caribbean” and Scholar Development staff will be available to answer questions about the program.

Click here for more information about Scholar Abroad: Trinidad and Tobago.

Cowboys in Cambridge Info. Session Today at 7pm in Library Browsing Room

The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates in all majors to the

Cowboys in Cambridge Information Session
OSU Library Browsing Room | Tuesday, Oct. 7 7-8 p.m.
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Featuring “An Evening with Dickens” by Dr. Jeffrey Walker, Professor of English

Regents Distinguished Teaching Award recipient Dr. Jeffrey Walker will provide an introduction to the course he will lead this summer at the University of Cambridge: “Discovering Dickens’s England: Travels with the Nicklebys.” Students who participated in last year’s Cowboys in Cambridge program will be available to answer questions about their experience in England.

Click here for more information about the 2015 Cowboys in Cambridge program.

Upcoming Info. Sessions on Scholar Development Travel Programs

The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates in all majors to the following information sessions:

Cowboys in Cambridge Information Session
OSU Library Browsing Room | Tuesday, Oct. 7 | 7-8 p.m.
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Featuring “An Evening with Dickens” by Dr. Jeffrey Walker, Professor of English

Regents Distinguished Teaching Award recipient Dr. Jeffrey Walker will provide an introduction to the course he will lead this summer at the University of Cambridge: “Discovering Dickens’s England: Travels with the Nicklebys.” Students who participated in last year’s Cowboys in Cambridge program will be available to answer questions about their experience in England.

Click here for more information about the 2015 Cowboys in Cambridge program.

Scholar Abroad: Trinidad and Tobago Information Session
OSU Library Browsing Room | Tuesday, Oct. 14 | 7-8 p.m.
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Featuring “A Glimpse of Island Life” by Dr. Richard Frohock, Professor of English

English Department Head Dr. Richard Frohock will provide an introduction to the course he will lead this summer at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago: “Island Life: A Literary and Cultural Survey of the Caribbean” and Scholar Development staff will be available to answer questions about the program.

Click here for more information about Scholar Abroad: Trinidad and Tobago.

FRS Named Top Ten Freshmen

2013-14 Freshman Research Scholars Elise Amundson, Accounting, and Nicholas Foster, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, were named among the Top Ten Freshmen men and women at OSU! Click here for a complete list of the Top Ten Freshmen.

Front row left to right: Madison Rash, Bailey Chambers, Julia Benbrook, Austyn Iven, Jaci Hodges, Jacquelyn Lane, Elise Amundson, Taylor Kennedy, Allison Christian, and Erica Summerfield. Back row left to right: Ricki Schroeder, Ridge Howell, Lawson Thompson, Grant Newton, Tyler Schnaithman, Garrett Reed, Nicholas Foster, Andrew Schulz, Stephen Tinker, and Ryan Neal

 

Travel to Trinidad and Tobago with Scholar Development (June 2015)

The Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research invites undergraduates in all majors to apply for the 2015 “Scholar Abroad” Program:

Island Life: A Literary and Cultural Survey of the Caribbean (ENGL 4400 – H)
Trinidad and Tobago | Dr. Richard Frohock, English | June 1-12, 2015

International experience gives students a global perspective and a competitive edge to win prestigious scholarships, secure prominent jobs, and gain admission to top graduate programs.  Participants will attend thorough pre-departure travel orientations and be assigned texts to prepare for this experience.  Leading this program is OSU Professor and Head of the English Department, Dr. Richard Frohock, who specializes in Early American and Early Caribbean Studies, in collaboration with Tim O’Neil, OSU Undergraduate Research Coordinator and Javits Fellow in Early American Studies.

Taught at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus, this program will investigate the literary and cultural history of the Caribbean Islands. Topics of interest include colonization and decolonization, natural resources and environment, and traditional and contemporary forms of artistic expression. Students will also visit historical sites and experience contemporary life in the Caribbean through numerous excursions.  Students will do some readings in advance of travel, keep journals of their experiences during the trip, and turn in a written assignment in the Fall 2015 semester.

Itinerary: June 2015

01 | Group departs together (optional) from the OKC airport with late arrival in Trinidad
02 | Class at University of the West Indies (UWI), Tunapuna tour & Malick Folk Dance
03 | Tour of the UWI campus and class
04 | Tour of  Chaguanas Market, Lion House, sugar factory, two temples, museums
05 | Class at UWI with boat tour of Caroni Wetlands bird sanctuary
06 | Autistic Society volunteer activity with visit to Maracas Beach
07 | Independent Activities / Free Day
08 | Class at UWI with tour of Port of Spain (capital) and turtle watching
09 | Class at UWI
10 | Full day on Tobago, incl. glass-bottomed boat, Fort King George, and Bucco Reef
11 | Class at UWI
12 | Group departs together (optional) from the Trinidad airport with late arrival in OKC

Download the Scholar Abroad | Trinidad & Tobago Application/Info. Sheet

Dr. Fishbein is Seeking Undergraduate Research Assistants for Biodiversity Projects

Dr. Mark Fishbein, Botany, is currently seeking undergraduate research assistants for the following projects.  If you are interested in joining either project, contact him directly at 301 Physical Sciences | mark.fishbein@okstate.edu | (405) 744 4757.

Genomics of plant defenses. The project would involve compiling DNA and protein sequences for genes involved in plant defenses (toxic chemicals, etc.) and analyzing their evolution. The student would primarily be conducting computer-based analyses, but there would be opportunities for learning laboratory techniques.

Floristics of western Oklahoma. The project would involve compiling information from plant specimens and creating and analyzing a database of plant occurrences. The project would also provide opportunities for fieldwork involving collecting and identifying plants.

Apply for the OSU Undergraduate Library Research Award ($1,500)

The ability to perform research for useful and relevant information is vital to academic success, professional potential, and effective civic participation. We believe that the development of sound library research skills should be an integral part of a robust undergraduate experience.  OSU Libraries recognize the need to inspire, support and highlight excellent research, critical thinking, and self-reflection skills at the undergraduate level.

The OSU Undergraduate Library Research Award does not simply examine the product of research (a paper or project). The award emphasizes the importance of understanding and reflecting upon the process of developing a topic and research strategy in order to locate, evaluate and use the best information possible.

We encourage all eligible undergraduates who have recently completed research for course credit or faculty-sponsored independent study to apply.

Awards will be given in the following two categories:

  • Underclassmen (less than 60 credit hours) | $1,500 and $750 Honorable Mention
  • Upperclassmen (60 or more credit hours) | $1,500 and $750 Honorable Mention

For more information, visit Bit.ly/2014ulra or contact Matt Upson.

Deadline: Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 5 p.m.

OSU Awarded $1.1 Million to Fund Scholarships and Internships

The National Science Foundation has awarded Oklahoma State University a $1.1 million grant to provide Mathematics and Science Robert Noyce Scholarships. The grant will be used to recruit future secondary mathematics and science teachers and support them with scholarship funds, internship opportunities, and professional development during their initial years of teaching.

Funds from the grant will be used to award $10,000 scholarships annually for 12 juniors and seniors who are pursuing degrees in biological science, chemistry, geology, mathematics or physics with teacher certification. Interested students should visit the OSUTeach website (osuteach.okstate.edu) for more information about opportunities available through this grant, including summer internships for freshmen and sophomores.  Continue reading…

Mandatory FRS Meeting Notice: Ethics Seminar on Nov. 4

Ethics Seminar | Tuesday, Nov. 4 (5-6 p.m.) in 214 Classroom Building

Dr. Shelia Kennison, Professor of Psychology and Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair, will lead a short seminar on ethics in research.

WIN A PRIZE: Students who complete OSU’s online training program in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the seminar.  To enter, please bring a printed copy of your RCR training completion certificate to the seminar.  For information about RCR Training refer to http://compliance.vpr.okstate.edu/Ethical/ethical-index.aspx.

This is a mandatory event for all FRS scholarship recipients.  In the event of a verifiable scheduling conflict, students must arrange a meeting with FRS Director, Tim O’Neil (334 Student Union, 405-744-7313, tim.oneil@okstate.edu) to maintain eligibility for the program scholarship.  FRS should not skip class to attend this meeting.