The Undergraduate Research Scholars program is now accepting applications for rising sophomores. URS is a two-semester course in which students do hands-on research or creative work under the guidance of a UW faculty or staff mentor. Each student works on the current project of a mentor who is advancing the frontiers of knowledge or creative practice. Students also participate in a weekly seminar to explore influences of research and creative work in society.
The Stanoch Student Research Support Program provides a stipend for an undergraduate student and a graduate student to engage in research during the summer. One undergraduate student per year would receive a stipend to work with a faculty mentor on a faculty research project. The Scholar will be expected to work half time on the research project (about 20 hours per week across ten weeks) and will be required to send a summary of the research completed to the Stanoch Family.
The University of Milwaukee’s United Nations Summer Seminar is a 6-credit program in Manhattan. Students spend the first week at UW-Milwaukee in an intensive study of international organizations and the United Nations. The Seminar then moves to New York City for four weeks. In New York, students attend regular briefings with member country diplomats and UN organization staff members. The last week is left open for student research. The application deadline is March 1st.
Matt Hora, Assistant Professor, Division of Continuing Studies and Research Scientist at Wisconsin Center for Education Research, will present his research findings regarding the perception of a skills gap between workforce needs and the qualifications of workers. Dr. Hora will share his thoughts on best practices for career and academic advising services and how we can help students transition to the workforce. He will also provide an overview of the new Center for Research on College to Workforce Transitions (CCWT) which is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
The event will take place on February 14th, noon-1:30pm in Room 120 of the Middleton Building.
Register for the event here.
Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to
begin work in the summer of 2017. This is a unique opportunity for
graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in
groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows
have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school
and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and
business programs. Please click here to view the fellowship description and application process.
The Yale Undergraduate Journal of Economics and Politics, is a new interdisciplinary publication from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. They publish articles related to economics and political science, and seek submissions from academics, professionals and students from around the world. The editorial board is currently in the process of soliciting pieces for the inaugural edition, to be released in November of this year. Continue reading
The Undergraduate Research Scholars program (URS) is accepting applications for rising sophomores! URS is a two-semester course in which students do hands-on research or creative work under the guidance of a UW faculty or staff mentor. Each student works on the current project of a mentor who is advancing the frontiers of knowledge or creative practice. Students also participate in a weekly seminar to explore influences of research and creative work in society. Students must apply online athttp://urs.ls.wisc.edu/ .
Applicants will receive an email from URS 1-2 weeks after applying. Admission is rolling.
The National Science Foundation is funding a project “Constructing and Validating an Automated Coding System for Protest Events in Electronic News Sources”, and is prt of a Research Experience for Undergraduates. Continue reading