In an effort to encourage and support the connections between undergraduate student learning and faculty scholarship, the Office of Academic Affairs will provide support for faculty-mentored student scholarship through the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Program. Support will be provided for activities that create new knowledge or works in ways commensurate with practices in the discipline. The expectation of this program is to further the education experience of our students through active participation in their field of study. This program is open to all faculty wishing to mentor students in projects that enable the student to achieve beyond that which is possible in the classroom.
Faculty mentors will direct and provide guidance to participating students as they work on a specific project (which may be a particular aspect of the faculty’s research program) during the course of a semester. Each student will meet weekly with their faculty mentor discuss progress and problems that may arise during the semester. This interaction will allow students the opportunity to gain experience in communicating their plans and questions associated with their project. Graduate students and undergraduates may also apply for research funds through the Student Association's Research Project line.
» Download the AYURE call for proposals- fall 2013 (.docx)
This call for proposals is due April 24, 2013.
** Please contact the RSCA Director (firstname.lastname@example.org, X3776) with your proposal application questions.
Deadlines for AYURE proposals are typically in the 12th-13th week of the semester. A second call for fall proposals is typically sent out at the beginning of the fall semester with an early September deadline.
Download an example AYURE proposal . This proposal was considered excellent by all members of the RSCA Advisory Board.
The spring 2013 AYURE Projects:
Tina Guerin, Psychology/Sociology, ’13, Rami Ismail, Psychology, ’14 and Emma Scott, Psychology/Women’s Studies, ’13, (Maryalice Citera, Psychology) Theses and Dissertations, Oh My: The Role of Anticipatory Emotions
Barbara Cady, Women’s Studies, ’14 (Benjamin Junge, Anthropology) "Margaret Mead's field photographs as a lens to 20th-century trends in Anthropology"
Juliana Hedeman, Anthropology, ’13 (Benjamin Junge, Anthropology) "Using photography as an ethnographic research tool: The legacies of Margaret Mead"
Evan C. Hulick, Political Sciences, ’13 (Jeff Miller, Political Science and International Relations) On the Struggle Between Environmental Conservation and Democracy
Roberto LoBianco, Political Science & Journalism, ’13 (Jeff Miller, Political Science and International Relations) Information and Democracy in a Global Age
Josette Ramnani, Political Science/Black Studies, ’13 (Jeff Miller, Political Science and International Relations) Self-Recognition and Autonomous Deliberation: Mitigating Political Exclusion
Minna George, Biology, ’13 (Maureen Morrow, Biology and Hon Ho, Biology) Analysis of antibacterial activity of a new fungus
Maria Ortiz, Biology, ’15 and Francy Hernandez, Biochemistry, ’14 (Maureen Morrow, Biology and Daniel Freedman, Chemistry) Analysis of the differential toxicity of Ru compounds
Jonathan Buckmaster, Theatre Arts/Psychology, ’13 (Andrea Varga, Theatre Arts) “From Direction to Design: Making words come to life on the stage for a New Play Festival”
Miriam Ward, History & Digital Media Production/French, ’15 (Michael Vargas, History) Visualizing a Medieval Career: Jean Gerson, Scholar-Regent-Diplomat
Students who have participated in the SURE and AYURE programs will be invited to apply for the Travel Award for Undergraduates. This award supports attendance at a professional conference to present the faculty-mentored research results. Attendance at professional conference will continue the research experience by enabling the student to participate in the professional environment of sharing knowledge and creative projects. The Travel Award application and information can be found at the RSCA Conference Travel Funds page.