New Funded Project Posted | Terrorist Organizational Dynamics

Principal Investigator: Stephen Nemeth, Political Science (208 Murray Hall, (405)744-5573)

Project Description
I am investigating the factors that cause terrorist organizations to develop and decline over time. Simply, terrorist organizations – like other voluntary human associations – grow and shrink, break apart, and merge with others. Unfortunately, we have little knowledge of when and why terrorist organization do those things. Undergraduates participating in this project will gather data from scholarly literature, government documents, and online databases to help create a time series dataset of terrorist organizational dynamics.

Funding available for qualified students: Yes

Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/as/ongoing/#021

New Funded Project | CEAT – Study of Cassiopea Jellyfish Currents

Principal Investigator: Arvind Santhanakrishnan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (218 Engineering North, (405)744-5704)

Project Description

(a) Cassiopea jellyfish showing complex anatomy of oral arms and bell suctioned to the sand substrate, (b) experimental setup for visualizing flow generated by bell pulsing, and (c) fluid flow generated by Cassiopea pulsing shown using velocity vectorsInterested in watching jellyfish?

The Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab at the OSU School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering is looking for 1-2 undergraduate research assistants for developing marine aquaria and examining bell pulsing of upside-down Cassiopea jellyfish.

What is the background of the study?

In contrast to medusae that swim in the middle of the ocean, the sedentary upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea is naturally found suctioned to the substrate in shallow and protected marine environments. Mature Cassiopea drive water over their oral arms through bell pulsations for capturing microscopic particulate prey, and generating exchange currents for transporting inorganic nutrients and excretory matter. Given the multiple uses of their bell pulsing, understanding how Cassiopea pull in water through their pulsations from near the sandy substrate to mix and transport dissolved nutrients above them can be of use to design bio-inspired filtration devices. These devices can be used to remove trapped particles in the case of widespread oil leaks in our oceans.

What is the goal of the study?

The objective of this study is to develop marine aquaria to maintain live Cassiopea medusae and conduct research studies examining the functional morphology (bell motion) and fluid interaction (feeding and exchange currents). The videos will be filmed to look at both individual animals as well as colonies of jellyfish. The fluid flow will be illuminated using a laser and visualized using high-speed cameras.

The research opportunity will involve the following specific tasks:
(a) Setup and maintain marine aquarium tanks for research
(b) Prepare brine shrimp larvae for feeding the organisms
(c) Acquire videos of the pulsing of individual medusae and colonies
(d) Conduct fluid flow visualization studies of the currents generated by pulsations in Cassiopea

Funding available for qualified students: Yes

Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/ceat/ongoing/#020

New Paid Project | AS – Oklahoma Artists Digital Humanities

Principal Investigator: Louise Siddons, Art, Graphic Design and Art History (101 Bartlett Center for Visual Arts, (405)744-6086)

Project Description

Oklahoma State University has several archives related to faculty artists and the history of the arts on campus and in Stillwater. These archives are currently inaccessible to students and scholars because they are spread across academic units and have never been documented. The immediate goal of this project is to digitize those archives, working in collaboration with the Edmon Low Library Special Collections and University Archives (SUAC). The long-term goal of this project is to develop an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, the Edmon Low Library, the OSU Museum of Art, and other partners to create a digital collection of resources for research about artists working in Oklahoma.

The J. Jay McVicker Papers are our first digitization project. McVicker (1911-2004) was first a student at, and then on the faculty of, Oklahoma State University. His papers include sketches, photographs, exhibition brochures, ephemera, and objects. This archive will be digitized and catalogued using ContentDM, a database and content management system currently used by the OSU Library.

Funding available for qualified students: Yes ($8 per hour)

Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/as/ongoing/#019

Eight Crowdsourced Research Efforts You Can Join Now

The American Gut Project

The American Gut Project aims to take a long look at the complicated and unique microbial ecosystems that call our intestines home. For $99, you’ll get a kit that will let you take a DNA sample from your stool.  Send it away to the lab and the folks at American Gut will sequence the contents and let you know what’s in your gut. You’ll also help them build their database of gut ecosystems and compare your gut fauna with thousands of other participants in the study.

For more information, see http://humanfoodproject.com/americangut/


Audubon Hummingbirds at Home

To live such high energy lifestyles hummingbirds must sync their migration and nesting times with the flowering of nectar-bearing plants. Climate change threatens to throw off this delicate balance, with unknown repercussions for hummingbirds. Scientific research will be essential to understand how climate change is affecting hummingbirds and for learning what can be done about it. Collecting the necessary scientific data across large areas, however, is difficult and costly. Hummingbirds at Home lets you lend the Audubon Society a hand when you start keeping an eye on these feisty creatures.

For more information, see http://www.hummingbirdsathome.org/ 


Cell Slider

Want to do more in the battle against breast cancer? Cell Slider lets you get into the down and dirty of battling cancer. A brief tutorial teaches users how to analyze slides, identifying both cancer cells and healthy tissue. Doing this grunt work frees up time for researchers to put their expertise in the field to better use. If being responsible for identifying cancer cells seems like too much responsibility don’t worry — even if your results aren’t perfect, they’ll be checked by dozens of other volunteers to ensure their accuracy.

For more information, see https://www.zooniverse.org/project/cellslider


The Milky Way Project

The Milky Way Project asks for your help identifying bubbles, clouds and star clusters that offer researchers a glimpse into how our universe took shape. The Milky Way Project is currently working with data taken from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer Galactic Plane Survey (MIPSGAL).

For more information, see http://www.milkywayproject.org/


Planet Four

The Planet Four project lets you use data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to help determine Martian weather patterns and help NASA better understand the Red Planet’s present and past through its weather patterns. The project needs your help to find and mark ‘fans’ and ‘blotches’ on the Martian surface. Scientists believe that these features indicate wind direction and speed.

For more information, see http://planetfour.org/


Seafloor Explorer

The storied Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute’s underwater cameras are doing their best to document the floor of the northeastern seaboard and you can help. Volunteers have already categorized more than one and a half million photographs of the bottom of the sea, documenting everything from the makeup of the sea bed to the species present in the frame.

For more information, see http://www.seafloorexplorer.org/


Whale.fm

Whale.fm allows you to help marine researchers understand what whales are saying. Each pod has its own unique dialect, and by helping to sort similar sounding calls into categories, you can help researchers better understand whale songs, and one day even begin to translate them.

For more information, see http://whale.fm/


World Community Grid

The World Community Grid, sponsored by IBM, is on a mission is to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle humanitarian research projects that seek to cure cancer, fight aids, combat malaria, address climate change, and solve many other global-scale problems. You can help by joining the grid and contributing your unused computer time to change the world for the better. I created a team “Undergraduate Research @ OKSTATE” to keep track of your contributions.

OSU Research Projects Selected for $250,000 in Grant Funding

Seven faculty-led research projects that involve creative collaboration and support Oklahoma State University’s land-grant mission have been approved for a total of $250,000 in funding through OSU’s Interdisciplinary Creative Planning Grant Program.

“The projects funded in this third year of grants are visionary as well as practical in their integration of at least two academic disciplines and from two or more OSU colleges or academic units,” said Pamela Fry, interim provost and senior vice president in the Division of Academic Affairs. “We congratulate the winners and thank them for their commitment to OSU’s land-grant mission of teaching, research and outreach.”

The following are the seven projects that received 2013 Interdisciplinary Grant Awards for the year ahead:

3-D Indoor Digitization System for Emergency Response and Management

PI:  Weihua Sheng, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CEAT

Co-PI:  Tingguang Ma, Department of Fire Protection and Safety Technology, CEAT

Co-PI: Hongbo Yu, Department of Geography, CAS

Abstract: In this project, the PIs will work together to develop a 3D digitization system to map large buildings and label critical components for emergency response and management purpose. The resulting map will be BIM (Building Information Modeling) compatible and can assist Incident Command System (ICS) to better plan, organize, monitor and control emergency operations, therefore increasing the safety of emergency responders and operational effectiveness.  It can also be used for life-safety analysis, risk assessment, fire safety evaluation, fire investigation and modeling, as well as smoke control system design. This one-year project will lay the foundation for the PIs to build a cross-disciplinary research and education program in an area of critical importance to the OSU land grant mission.

Regenerative Medicine at OSU

PI:  Lin Liu, Physiological Sciences, CVHS

Co-PI:  Kenneth Miller, Anatomy and Cell Biology, CHS

Co-PI:  William Picking, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, CAS

 Abstract: Regenerative Medicine offers the great promise to cure human and animal diseases. It is an exciting and emerging research field that requires efforts from scientists from multi-disciplines including human and veterinary medicine, biology, and engineering and material sciences. The objectives of the Program are to enhance collaborations in regenerative medicine research across campus, attract additional faculty into this research area, and eventually establish a self-sustained center of research excellence through extramural funding. The goals will be accomplished by 5 approaches: (1) Bring everyone together through regular meetings, (2) Perform national program survey, (3) Recruit external consultants, (4) Promote proposal submissions in regenerative medicine through pilot projects, and (5) Market the program by developing a program website. Creation of the interdisciplinary program in regenerative medicine will provide a bridge for investigators across different disciplines and serves a focus point for research collaborations and educational and training opportunities to students.

Discover Architecture

PI: Suzanne Bilbeisi, Architecture, CEAT

Co-PI: Steven O’Hara, Architectural Engineering, CEAT

Co-PI: Mohammed Bilbeisi, Architecture, CEAT

Co-PI: Heather Yates, Construction Management Technology, CEAT

Co-PI: Nick Nelson, Landscape Architecture, CASNR

Abstract: The “Discover Architecture” workshop is a week-long career orientation summer program for high school students. The faculty of this program would like to explore the possibility of expanding the academic content of the workshop to include the allied disciplines of landscape architecture and construction management. We believe this will provide a more complete exploration of the various professions involved in the building arts, and help us achieve a broader freshman recruitment for the university. The Discover Architecture program upholds the land grant mission of OSU, through outreach to the high school community. The workshop will create a unique interdisciplinary educational opportunity utilizing the framework of the building arts, and make it available to the next generation of college students from across the state and nation.

Grain Handling and Storage Safety and Rescue Research and Education

PI:  Carol Jones, Biosystems and Ag Engineering, CASNR

Co-PI:  Ed Kirtley, Fire Services Training, CEAT

Co-PI: Steve Edwards, Applied Health, COE

Co-PI: Brian Adam, Ag Economics, CASNR

Co-PI: Jason Louthan, Fire Services Training, CEAT

Abstract: Grain industry accidents have risen 92 percent since 2002 in the USA.  Many times firefighters responding to these accidents become victims. Examples in Oklahoma include the recent death of one firefighter and severe injuries to four more.  This project will establish a team to plan, conduct, and extend research and training to protect firefighters, workers, and first responders working and responding to the environment of the grain storage and handling industry. The outcomes will be proposals ready for a FEMA grant opportunity in the fall of 2014, baseline force data for equipment design and comparison, economic information about the costs of grain industry accidents, information about the physiological and psychological impact of working in the severe conditions of bulk grain, and foundational training material to extend the above knowledge to firefighters and the grain industry. 

OSU Center for Natural History Collections

PI:  Karen McBee, Department of Zoology, CAS

Co-PI:  Mark Fishbein, Department of Botany, CAS

Co-PI:  Jeffrey Byrnes, Geology, CAS

Co-PI:  David Peters, Special Collections & University Archives, Library

Co-PI:  Astri Wayadande, Entomology & Plant Pathology, CASNR

Co-PI:  Julie Thomas, Teaching & Curriculum Leadership, COE

Abstract: Our goal is to develop a collaborative center, the OSU Center for Natural History Collections (CNHC), consisting of members from the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Education, and Edmon Low Library to: 1) assess current holdings and conditions of OSU’s natural history collections, 2) build comprehensive protocols for conservation and appropriate use of specimens, 3) develop a strategy to improve data management and access through a shared web site, 4) establish coordinated outreach programs for K-12 education, and, 5) enhance efforts in obtaining external funding for collections. 

Future Flexible and Secure Communication Paradigm for Public Safety

PI: Qi Cheng, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CEAT

Co-PI: Eric Chan-Tin, Department of Computer Science, CAS

Co-PI: Michael Wieder, Fire Protection Publications, CEAT

Co-PI: Nancy Trench, Fire Protection Publications, CEAT

Abstract: The existing licensed spectrum allocation approach for public safety communication is regarded as old fashioned and inefficient due to 1) the non-uniformity in the occupancy duty cycles across the allocated channels and 2) lack of interoperability in large-scale incidents. The need for reconfigurable communication solutions for emergency scenarios in order to ensure reliability, coverage, robustness, and security has motivated us to explore new approaches, technologies, and policies for public safety communication. In this research program, we propose an infrastructure-free, cost-effective and secure cognitive radio network solution to address the unique challenges and requirements in emergency service operations. Research priorities include 1) achieving maximum spectrum availability awareness with minimum sensing resources; 2) efficient spectrum sharing to accommodate various types of data and various transmission needs; 3) solving emerging security challenges on a cognitive radio network; 4) engaging end users and policy makers in this program. This program aligns with NSF highlighted research areas.

Smart Hygiene Compliance Monitoring for Safe Food Handling and Professing

PI:  Ning Wang, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, CASNR

Co-PI:  Weihua Sheng, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CEAT

Co-PI: Tim Bowser, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, CASNR

Abstract: Motivation and monitoring of food handling and processing employees to comply with required hygiene practices is a large part of the equation in reducing health associated infections (HAIs). In the U.S., improper food handler practices contributed to approximately 97 percent of foodborne illnesses during food-handling and processing at food processing facilities. The ultimate goal of this proposal will be to establish an interdisciplinary research group to develop innovative, systematic approaches based on networked monitoring devices and data management tools to leverage the expertise in food safety employee training and understand the complex interaction of factors that motivate employees on hygiene compliance behaviors. The developed system will integrate the low cost, state of art technologies, including Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), 3D cameras, image processing, wireless communication networks, and data analysis, to provide the food industry a management tool to improve hygiene compliance.  

Funding Available for Summer Undergraduate Research Internship | CASNR – Soil Moisture Dynamics

Principal Investigator: Tyson Ochsner, Plant and Soil Sciences (368 Agricultural Hall, (405)744-3627)

Project Description

The Dep. of Plant and Soil Sciences at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK seeks a highly-motivated, full-time, undergraduate research intern to assist in field and laboratory research related to monitoring and understanding soil moisture dynamics and their impact on vegetation in grasslands and cropping systems.  The intern will assist graduate students with on-going research projects at multiple locations around Oklahoma.

Duties will include assisting with soil and vegetation sampling at the Marena Oklahoma In Situ Sensor Testbed (MOISST), a testbed for soil moisture monitoring technologies in support of NASA’s upcoming SMAP satellite mission (http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/). The intern will assist with laboratory analysis of soil physical properties, with field work, and with image processing in support of cropping system and bioenergy-related research projects (http://bioenergycenter.okstate.edu/). The intern will also assist with maintaining a local soil moisture monitoring network providing data to be used in modeling wildfire risk and behavior. The intern will gain valuable experience in soil sampling, vegetation sampling, and soil physical analysis, and will experience firsthand some of the diversity in soils, landscapes, and ecosystems across Oklahoma.

Funding available for qualified students: Yes (Application Deadline: April 1, 2013)

Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/casnr/2013-summer/#018

Free Summer Academies for Middle and High School Students at Oklahoma Colleges

This summer, middle and high school students can experience life on a college campus while exploring the exciting and varied fields of math and science at the free 2013 Summer Academies in Math, Science and Technology.

The free academies, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, are open to upcoming eighth through 12th graders. Each academy explores the latest trends in math, science and technology by using fun, hands-on activities and innovative software as students experiment both in the classroom and outdoors. Many academies also include field trips to some of the state’s top companies, science facilities and museums.

The academies are being offered at 21 of Oklahoma’s college and university campuses in June, July and August. Thirty-two different academies will be offered statewide and last from four days to two weeks. Some academies require students to live in the campus residence halls, while others require that students travel to and from campus each day.

“Summer Academies provide Oklahoma middle and high school students the opportunity to experience a college campus environment while exploring new and exciting career options,” Chancellor Glen D. Johnson said. “This program offers young people the chance to study with top professors and explore hands-on learning that exceeds anything they’ve encountered in a traditional classroom.”

More than 17,000 Oklahoma students have attended Summer Academies since 1990. Seventy-three percent of Summer Academies students go to college immediately after high school, compared to 56 percent of all students. While in college, Summer Academies students are more academically prepared than their peers, requiring one-third fewer remedial courses than all other students. More than 80 percent of Summer Academies students earn at least a bachelor’s degree, compared with 22 percent of all Oklahomans.

Applications are now being accepted for the academies, and many have deadlines. Because the academies are free and enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to apply early. To qualify, students need to be entering eighth through 12th grade this fall. Officials emphasize the academies are not exclusive to top students but instead are designed to give all students an opportunity to increase their interest and confidence in math, science and technology and, ultimately, expand their career and educational aspirations.

Academy descriptions and contact information are available at okhighered.org/summer-academies. Students can also get information from their school counselors or by calling (800) 858-1840.

Media Contact: Ben Hardcastle
Office: 1.405.225.9346
Mobile: 1.405.640.9672
bhardcastle@osrhe.edu

Academies offered this summer include:

Cameron University, Lawton

  • Science Detectives Summer Academy, June 2-7 (Grades 8-10)
  • NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy, June 9-14 and June 17-21 (Grades 10-12)

Connors State College, Three Rivers Campus, Warner

  • Ecological Investigations and Wilderness Adventure, June 23-28 (Grades 9-12)

East Central University, Ada

  • Explorations in Computer Science and Robotics, June 16-21 (Grades 8-11)
  • Coding Theory, Competitive Strategies, Risk Analysis and Other Mathematical Pursuits, June 9-14 (Grades 10-12)

Langston University, Langston

  • An Intensive Academy in Math, Science and Technology for Grades 10-12, June 2-15 (Grades 10-12)

Murray State College, Tishomingo

  • 2013 MSC Summer College STEM Academy, June 10-13 (Grades 8-9)

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami

  • Exceptional Direction United in Culture, Academics, Technology, and Excitement in Medical Education (E.D.U.C.A.T.E. M.E.), June 9-14 (Grades 8-9)

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

  • Get Green for Blue: Outdoor Investigations to Connect Water to You, June 3-7 (Grades 8-10)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva

  • Exploring the Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction, June 9-15 (Grades 9-10)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

  • Biology and Engineering for a Sustainable Tomorrow, June 10-14 (Grade 8)
  • Exploring Quantitative Analysis: A Basic Introduction, Session I: June 2-8, Session II: June 9-15 (Grades 8-9)
  • Camp TURF (Tomorrow’s Undergraduates Realizing the Future), June 9-21 (Grades 9-10)

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa

  • Mysteries of Biomedical Science, June 17-21 (Grades 10-11)

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee

  • Emerging and Converging Technologies Academy, July 7-12 (Grades 8-10)

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa

  • A Hands-On Program in Mathematics and Science, June 10-14 (Grades 8-9)

Seminole State College

  • Peek Into Engineering (PIE) Academy, July 28-Aug. 2 (Grades 9-12)

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

  • Savage Storm Aviation Science Camp 2013, June 2013: dates to be announced (Grades 8-10)

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford

  • SSMA: Summer Science and Mathematics Academy at SWOSU, June 7-18 (Grades 10-12)

Tulsa Community College

  • Math and Science in Health Careers (MASH) Camp, Session I: June 17-21, Session II: June 24-28 (Grades 10-12)

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

  • Engineering Physics Exploration, Session I: June 3-7, Session II: June 10-14 (Grades 8-10)
  • Discovering Chemistry in Human Health, June 10-21 (Grades 8-10)
  • CSI: A High School Summer Forensics Academy, July 28-Aug. 2 (Grades 9-12)

University of Oklahoma, Norman

  • Starship: Imagination, June 23-28 (Grade 8)
  • Design and the Built Environment: Collaborate, Create, Construct, June 16-21 (Grades 9-10)
  • All Systems Go! Innovating Engineering Systems for the Future, June 23-28 (Grades 9-10)
  • The Oklahoma Mesonet Presents – Meteorology: From Atmosphere to Zulu, July 14-19 (Grades 9-10)
  • STEM to Store: The Chemistry of Medicine, July 21-26 (Grades 11-12)

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

  • Exploring Math & Science Academy (EMSA), June 10-21 (Grade 9)

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

  • Where Does Our Food Come From and How Did It Get Here?, June 23-29 (Grades 8-9)

The University of Tulsa

  • Technology Education and Collaborative (TEC), June 24-29 (Grades 8-9)
  • Summer Engineering Academy at The University of Tulsa, June 24-28 (Grades 8-11)

Funding Available for Undergraduate Research Assistants | AS – Floras of North America

Principal Investigator: Michael PalmerBotany (421 PS, 405.744.7717)

Project Description

The Floras of North America Project involves the patterns of plant diversity in our continent. It is an intensive bibliographic undertaking.  I am currently seeking a student worker to gather data from the primary literature, perform library work, as well as mapping and geographic interpolation.  There will be some routine office work as well.  There may be occasional opportunities for fieldwork for interested students, as well as writing and analysis.

Funding available for qualified students: Yes

Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/as/ongoing/#003

New Project Posted | HS – Empathetic Design for Fugitive Denim

Principal Investigator: Cosette M. Armstrong, Design, Housing, & Merchandising (437 Human Sciences, (405)744-3818)

Project Description

Empathetic Design for Fugitive DenimHow many pairs of jeans do you own? Do you wear all of them?
Denim jeans have become an icon of American culture. A $50 billion business, approximately 450 million pairs of jeans are sold in the U.S. alone each year. This number has increased in double digits in just the last 5 years. Environmental concerns are growing about this level of production, as it is a material and chemical-intensive process. More importantly, dissatisfaction with the product often leads to storage or early disposal. Could empathetic design be used to increase consumer engagement with this product, increasing satisfaction and longevity?

This project has been designed specifically for undergraduate students for the purpose of enhancing consumer product development research skills and sustainable design competences. Students will explore how empathetic research and design techniques may be applied to a real industry situation. Students will work as a collaborative research team to collect data from consumers about the user experience with jeans. Data will be analyzed and then used to develop empathetic design and merchandising concepts. Students will benefit from collaboration with faculty member Dr. Cosette Armstrong as well as international sustainable fashion scholar and visiting professor Kirsi Niinimäki (Aalto University, Finland). The project is expected to result in a publication to a reputable research journal and a presentation at OSU Research Week in Spring 2014 for which students will earn authorship.

Find out more and apply here: http://okstateu.com/ugrnetwork/hs/2013-14-fall-spring/#017

2013 Summer Research at Monmouth University

The Monmouth University School of Science-SRP is a 12-week (MAY 20 – AUGUST 15, 2013) research experience for students to work on collaborative research projects under the supervision of School of Science faculty and staff.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS FOR STUDENTS

  • Employment as a paid student researcher for the summer  
  • Potential to earn college-credits for research experience
  • Opportunity to be a researcher in a student-faculty collaborative research team
  • Gain research experience that is invaluable for future employment in industry and for entry into graduate and professional school programs
  • Weekly lunches and social events for students to interact with other student-researchers and faculty members.
  • Present research at an informal symposium
  • Seminars on topics such as career development, science ethics, and graduate school.

ELIGIBILITY

The program is open to undergraduate or M.S.-level graduate students. Priority acceptance is given to Monmouth University students.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

School of Science-SRP participants will have the opportunity to carry out exciting original research in the following areas:

  • BIOLOGY—cell biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, ecology, entomology, marine and environmental biology, reproductive biology
  • CHEMISTRY, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, AND PHYSICS—bioorganic chemistry, green synthetic chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, nanotechnology and drug delivery
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE—computer networks, databases, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, programming
  • MATHEMATICS—statistical applications of mathematics
  • SOFTWARE ENGINEERING—collaborative work with the Rapid Response Institute
  • RAPID RESPONSE INSTITUTE—homeland defense and emergency preparedness for natural and man-made disasters
  • URBAN COAST INSTITUTE—watershed management, coastal ecosystems, coastal law and policy, and other areas

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Before completing the Summer Research Program Application, please visit the Faculty Research Mentors page to view available research opportunities. Shortly after the SRP application deadline of 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2013, your application will be reviewed by your faculty mentor(s) of choice to determine if you will be accepted into the SRP. You will be notified by April 5, 2013 about the status of your application.

If accepted to the SRP you will need to complete a summer permission application form and then register for the appropriate course if you will be working in the SRP for credit. Please see the Summer at Monmouth website for more information regarding applying and registering for summer courses and campus housing. All students are required to submit a resume or C.V. Non-Monmouth University students should submit a letter of reference to mcate@monmouth.eduOnce accepted into the program, non-Monmouth University students need to fill out a Human Resources Job Application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the Summer Research Program, please contact Mrs. Margaret Cate at mcate@monmouth.edu.