UGROW

UGROW

 

 UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

UGROW SUMMER 2019 FACULTY PRESENTATIONS: FEBRUARY 13, 2019, COMANCHE SUITES, 5PM-PM? interested Faculty mentors need to contact the UGR office with their research project title and contact information.  Students are invited to attend this seminar in which Faculty will present their UGROW research projects. Students will have the opportunity to visit with the faculty after the presentations. Students wishing to participate in the program will have until March 18th to submit their application. Applications will be reviewed by a committee and awarded students will be notified prior to the end of the Spring Term. 

UGROW workshops will be May 28th-May 31st 2019. In these workshop, UGROW mentors will present various topics relating to undergraduate research. All UGROW awardees are required to attend these workshops.

UGROW research will be conducted from May 28th thought July 3rd-during the Summer Session I.

UGROW Symposium will be held on July 3rd, location TBD

UGROW researchers will be required to also present their research in the Fall UGRCA Forum held November 14, 2019.

 

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Summer Workshop

Mission Statement

UGROW affords opportunities for collaborative research between undergraduates and faculty in an interdisciplinary research environment.

MSU Definition of Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by one or more undergraduate students, with faculty guidance, that attempts to make an intellectual, creative, or applied contribution to one or more disciplines. Adopted in April 2013.

History

UGROW was conceived by faculty in the College of Science and Mathematics in 2004 as an initiative to create an interdisciplinary environment to train and nurture young scientists.  The first UGROW was in 2005 and since then, it has offered research opportunities to 208 undergraduates.  During Summer Session I UGROW students experience the authenticity of conducting research on projects of their choice in a highly interdisciplinary environment. At the end of the program students present their findings at the UGROW Symposium, and at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum the following Fall term. UGROW students may also present their research at an off campus professional meeting/conference if they choose to do so.

UGROW also promotes conditions in which students and faculty, who would like to cross disciplinary boundaries, can advance knowledge and at the same time enrich their learning/research/scholarship endeavors.  UGROW has further expanded to include Fine Arts, Education and the Health Sciences.

Objectives

  • To create high-quality research experiences for undergraduates in all Colleges at MSUTexas Wichita Falls
  • To provide an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activities
  • To create a pool of talented undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced careers in Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, GeoScience,  Business, Education, Health Sciences & Human Services; Humanities & Social Sciences, and Fine Arts
  • To expand undergraduate research beyond MSUTexas
  • To enhance recruitment of talented students into MSUTexas' undergraduate and graduate programs

ScholarBridge: A Resource for Student-faculty Mentor Matching

UGROW is a proud member of the ScholarBridge community. ScholarBridge is a new tool to promote student and faculty involvement in academic research. ScholarBridge is an online database where professors can post their availability to mentor students. Student members can search the listings of professors and opportunities - at any point in their academic career - to find the right mentor and research focus that they are most interested in actively pursuing. Start now by visiting ScholarBridge.