Undergraduate Students Creating
New Knowledge and Works
The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA) program has been established to enable undergraduate students to experience the excitement of creating new knowledge or works. Learn more with the spring 2013 Newsletter. Like us on Facebook®.
Yesterday, while visiting the New Paltz campus, the SUNY Chancellor was asked what she thought made New Paltz special among the 64 SUNY campuses. In response, she noted the faculty's scholarly accomplishments and the inclusion of undergraduates in these intellectual endeavors. I agree wholeheartedly with this perception of our campus and would like to recognize this year's RSCA Faculty Mentor awardee, Professor Michael Vargas (History). The RSCA program recognizes one faculty mentor each year and the decision is always made difficult by the exceptional quality of the nominees. Congratulations to Michael, our previous awardees, and all the mentors who make New Paltz special.
Maureen Morrow, RSCA Director
Minds at Work- a celebration of student achievement across the disciplines
1:30-6:30 p.m. Friday May 3, 2013
This year, M@W includes:
• Senior Design Presentations, Engineering
• Celebration of Writing,
• Student Research Symposium,
• Foundations Art Exhibition,
• Student Documentaries, and
• Theater Arts- Communication and Media collaboration.
• BFAII Thesis Exhibition
SENIOR DESIGN PRESENTATIONS 1:30-5:30p
Engineering students will present the results of a two-semester design project as well as co-op and fieldwork experiences. A schedule of presentations can be found here.
CELEBRATION OF WRITING INFORMATION 3-4:30 p.m. Library Lobby,
Students will read an excerpt of their writing. Awards are given for the best writing in each category.
STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION 4:006:30 p.m. Library Main Reading Room,
The Student Research Symposium is an event for the presentation and recognition of student scholarship (both graduate and undergraduate). Student will present research and creative project results in poster format. The abstract book is available here.
THE FOUNDATION ART EXHIBITION: PATTERNS & SYSTEMS Exhibition Opening, 4:30-6 p.m., Fine Art Building Rotunda and Smiley Arts Building
The Foundation Art Exhibition provides first year students the opportunity to present a culmination of their creative research and studio practice from the semester.
STUDENT DOCUMENTARIES 4:15-6:15 p.m. Library M42
Select students will discuss and show recent documentaries produced as class projects. Documentary titles and descriptions can be found here.
THEATER ARTS- COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA COLLABORATION 4:30-5:30 p.m. Library Lobby
Selected students from the course collaboration between THE 441 Directing and CMM 340 TV Studio Production courses will present videos of their work. Theatre directing students staged monologues and scenes for a theatrical space, and then adapted the scenes for recording within the television studio.
OPENING RECEPTION FOR BFA II THESIS EXHIBITION, 5-7 pm, Dorsky Museum
BFA candidates' art work will be on display during the opening and through 5/7.
Upcoming events and deadlines
- Call for Faculty Mentor Award nominations, due April 17. The awardee will be announced at the Student Research Symposium.
- Student Research Symposium (May 3): abstracts due April 3. Abstract writing workshops are offered for interested students: Wednesday March 20. Two sessions will be offered: 10:15 a.m., 11 a.m. (RSVP: email@example.com).
- Celebration of Writing submissions are due April 18.
- Fall 2013 AYURE, due April 24.
Minds at Work
May 3, 2013
3-4:30 p.m. Celebration of Writing, Library Lobby
4-6:30 p.m. Student Research Symposium, Library Main Reading Room
4-6 p.m. Art Foundations Show, Fine Art Building Rotunda and Smiley Arts Building
4:15-6 p.m. Student Documentaries, Library M42
4:30-5:30 p.m. Collaborative Student Directed Scenes, Library Lobby
5-7 p.m. BFA shows, Dorsky Museum
Congratulations to all nine New Paltz students, listed below, that have been accepted to present the results of their faculty mentored research projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. The conference will be held April 11-13, 2013. NCUR is very competitive and New Paltz students had a 100% acceptance rate!
Lani Nelson, Asian Studies, ‘13 (Oksana Laleko, Linguistics) Semantics vs. Phonology: English Loan Words in Mandarin Chinese
Remy LeDily, Communication Disorders, ’13 (Oksana Laleko, Linguistics) Two-Way Immersion vs. Structured English Immersion: A Synthesis of Methodology and Further Academic Implications
Maria Ortiz, Biology, ’15 and Francy Hernandez, Biochemistry, ’14 (Maureen Morrow, Biology and Daniel Freedman, Chemistry) Examination of Ru-Based Compound Cytotoxicity Mechanism
Anastasia Psaras, Linguistics, ‘13(Oksana Laleko, Linguistics) Cracking the Code: Using L1 Skills to Unlock Non-Literal Language in the L2
Chen Zhou, Linguistics, (Oksana Laleko, Linguistics) Transfer in L2 and L3 acquisition: The role of L2 in L3 acquisition
Kathleen Brousseau, Art History, ‘13 (Kerry Dean Carso, Art History) Ralph Adams Cram and Eero Saarinen's Collegiate Architecture
Miriam Ward, History & Digital Media Production/French, ’15 (Michael Vargas, History) Mapping a Medieval Career: Jean Gerson, Joan of Arc and the Power of Data Visualization
Elizabeth Koza, History/Medieval/Early Modern Studies, ’13 (Michael Vargas, History) The Emergence of Converso Identities in Late Medieval Spain
Congratulations to the 13 students selected for spring semester AYURE awards. These students are majoring in Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry, Black Studies, History, Journalism, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Theater Arts, and Women's Studies. Details can be found at the AYURE site.
The 11 AYURE students are busy at work on research projects in Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, and Theater arts. Titles of the projects can be found at the AYURE web site. A new conference travel award has been made available to undergraduates. See the Conference Travel web site for more information.
There are a number of deadlines coming up for RSCA activities:
-Posters on the Hill, Deadline: Nov. 1, 2012/ Event:Mid-March 2013
-Abstract writing workshop: Deadline: Nov. 5, 2012/ Event: Nov. 7, 5-6 p.m.
-NCUR, Deadline: Dec. 4, 2012/ Event: April 11-13, 2013
More information on these programs can be found in the Off Campus section of the Resources menu
-Spring 2013 AYURE: Nov. 28, 2012
The Summer Undergraduate Research Students will be presented the results of the summer projects on Sept 10th and 12th. The schedule of presentations can be found at the SURE web site. Please join us for these interesting presentations. Presenters will be representing the following departments: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Psychology.
Deadlines for RSCA activities:
Congratulations to the 14 students selected for the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.
Minds at Work is happening on Friday, May 4.
HONORS THESIS PRESENTATIONS, 1 to 3 p.m., Honors Center
CELEBRATION OF WRITING, 3 to 5 p.m., SUB MPR Lobby
STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM, 4 to 6:30 p.m., SUB MPR
THE FOUNDATION ART EXHIBITION, 5 to 7 p.m., SAB
Congratulations to the students who were accepted to present at NCUR (http://www.ncur.org). Juan Canales, Melissa Douville, and Deborah Schram were selected in the Linguistics & World Languages category; Maxwell Kenney in History; Raneen Rahhal in Biology; and Carrie Sauer and Elena Brondolo in Psychology.
Congratulations also to the 19 students selected for AYURE awards. Details can be found at the AYURE site.
Opportunities for student research/ creative activities presentations, spring 2012
STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
The deadline for abstract submissions is April 4, 2012. SRS will be held on May 6.
CELEBRATION OF WRITING
The deadline for submissions is April 18, 2012
ACADEMIC YEAR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
The deadlines for these proposals are typically in the 12-13th week of the semester. A second call for fall semester proposals is typically offered early in September.
Minds at Work is the student achievement celebration across disciplines. Students of all majors participate in curricular and extra curricular endeavors that result in the production of new knowledge and works. Minds at Work is an opportunity for these students to share their results with the community. Last year, approximately 200 students participated in Minds at Work.Various opportunities are available for students to engage in contemporary activities that are potentially publishable or otherwise communicated in a discipline appropriate fashion. Students participating in these programs should expect to work with a faculty mentor and be actively engaged in a project while gaining hands-on experience. Students may present the results of their work at the campus Student Research Symposium and/or at regional and national meetings.
Click here for the 2011 SRS Abstract Book
Submission deadline: April 1, 2011. Students are asked to submit an abstract describing their project and will present the results of the work in a poster format. During this event, students will be available at the posters to answer questions. All students who have participated with faculty or under faculty supervision in original, independent research, critical reviews, laboratory projects or field studies eligible to present their work. Abstracts are to be submitted at the abstract submission page. New users will need to create a user name. We are offering an abstract writing workshop on March 24th, 12:30- 2p. The abstract writing workshop is interdisciplinary and will include both group and individual exercises designed to help the students write their own abstracts. Students will prepare a draft abstract. Students who are interested in attending this workshop should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: workshop by March 22, 2011. The location and other details will be provided to the interested students.
Celebration of Writing Submission deadline: April 7, 2011. Students are asked to submit writing samples and read an excerpt of their writing at the event. Awards are given for the best writing in each category. We encourage submissions from students in all disciplines, including science, technology, social science, art, history, education, or other disciplines where writing provides a necessary analysis tool. We welcome critical reviews of arts and cultural activity, social and political analyses, news stories, book reviews, and science reports. Of course, we welcome creative fiction, drama and verse. Additional information and the 2011 COW application can be found at the Writing Board events page.